or two ago, before vocations Turkish parliament published on English language
book with very remarkable name, “Armenian in the period of Oman empire,” in
which on base of sources form Oman archives authors remark groundless of thesis
about the so-called total genocide of Armenians in years if first World war and
opinions of foreign sources are also presented in it.
presentation of the book chairman of Majlisul Omar Izgi reported that the book
would be send to parliaments and libraries of other countries.
True, critical remarks and opposing opinions were also said.
Deputy of the parliament Buletin Akardjali considers that the book should
be published and on Armenian language too and also on languages of neighboring
countries. Moreover, according to
his opinion, direct contact with parliamentarians of Armenia must be set on.
Several politics and observers speak out for radical steps and
establishment of contacts
policy of Turkey in this issue became “hostage” of Armenian-Azerbaijan
conflict, deputy Akardjali considers. Historian, professor Khavil Berktai for
long time writes that “fact of genocide must be admitted and apologies should
be presented to Armenia, because there is no other way to normalize relations
with neighboring country and Turkey becomes target of Armenian lobby n West, in
particular in France and USA. People
having identical opinions state that continuation of not constructed resistance
causes only international irreconcilability although; on whole there is no
Armenian phobia in Turkey.
Turkish-Armenian business council at the head of chairman Kaan Soyak lately
organized trip to Turkey for about 150 Armenians form USA that visited east
region of Turkey and looked at places where at their times lived their fathers,
they were gave heartily welcome and press did not boil with anger.
Soyak says that “nations diplomacy has its own minuses and pluses, but
in any way, it makes ground for dialogs and takes away tramps form
last week, representatives of Azerbaijan and Armenian mass media arrived to
Ankara to take part in meeting that was organized with support of Soures Fund
Turkish Fund of democracy. Guests of Trans Caucasus represented Baku’s and
Yerevan press clubs and were surrounded with care of journalists’
community-international of Turkey. It
should be remarked that the guests arrived form Baku, where they carried out
conference to discuss regional problems on last week.
In September, participants will gather already in Yerevan.
Turkish Armenian, Azerbaijan journalists touched problems of overcoming
prejudices and preconceptions, which hamper nearing and contacts, and hold away
peace form the region.
turned out that Turkish journalists are badly informed about difficulties in
achievement of trust between two Caucasian nations because they don’t have
experience of constant contacts with countries of Caucasus.
For many people in Turkey Armenia remain unknown, even simple books and
brochures about Armenia are not published.
Several dwellers can name you Istanbul Armenians-well-known artists,
singers, journalists and even businessmen.
they for hundreds years living in that town form some unknown reason cannot
become bridge that could near Armenia and Turkey.
And the point is not only in that policy of Ankara is going along with
interest of Baku. Peace and
prosperity is first of all unfavorable to Russia, which more often stare at east
and south region as it is more actively forced out of Europe.
And open pro-Russian position of Armenia only aggravates general
situation. It is also evident that
Armenia voluntarily remains hostage of Russian ambitions
hopes of Turkey are related to that ancient silk path will turn into oil and gas
path and then its territory would become bridge between Asia and Europe and good
times would establish on Caucasus in this way.
However, as Semikh Idzis said on the meeting this contradicts to interest
of Russia that has no competitiveness technology and goods and it exports only
weapons, discord and intrigues. And
when peacemakers are the one that pours oil on the flames then journalists have
only to state their good intentions.