Guenter Lewy is professor emeritus of political science, University of Massachusetts, and the author of The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide (University of Utah Press, 2005). Revisiting the Armenian Genocide http://www.meforum.org/article/748 It is very long, but please read it, so you know what we are talking about. Bernard Lewis, Mid-East Professor and expert, from Princeton University: http://www.ataa.org/magazine/blewis_statement.pdf The same Bernard Lewis was convicted in France: http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/blewisx.htm The strongest pro Arguments for the "Armenian Genocide" are the so-called Talat-Telegrams. These telegrams appear in a book by Armenian Andonian. If you have not read the Günther Lewy link, then please do it, as you will see, that these Talat-telegrams are accepted as forgeries. http://www.meforum.org/article/748 The Ottoman Empire was in that on the decline and in war with almost every imperialistic country. The armenians, that time residents of Ottoman Empire, were armed by Russia to ease the invasion by Russia into the Northwest of the Ottoman empire. The Armenians rebelled and killed Ottomans, and even seized the city of Van to give it the invadeing Russians. So the area where the Armenian Ottomans lived, was war area with moveing forward Russians and Armenian rebels, which revolted against Ottoman Empire. The Armenians were assured by Imperialistic Powers that they would have an independent Armenia after Ottoman Empire would be defeated. In Turkey's national archives, Ottoman people killed by Armenian rebels is counted as 512.000 people. So the Armenians had to move away from that war area. As they were a factor in Russian-Ottoman war, sideing with the Russians in hope of an independent Armenia. Their destination was the Syrian desert. And only Armenians from that war area where moved. Not those Armenians in Istanbul or arab provinces of Ottoman empire. For Turkey World-War 1 was even earlier. Balkan wars etc. All these areas, which Ottoman empire lost, were cleaned of Turks. According to Professor Justin McCarthy http://www.ataa.org/ataa/ref/myth/carthy.html Who is talking about Turkish-Ottoman deads? Noone. The Armenian case is being instrumentalized against Turkey for political reasons by different states. Like France, in knowledge that Turkey will not accept these allegations, does to avoid Turkey getting into the EU. The land of Voltaire, where even Professor Bernard Lewis was convicted. We Turks will never accept such one-sided view of history. The armenian massacres have to be put in the same sentence with Armenian rebels sideing with invaders and Turkish-Ottoman deads through these rebels. We do not deny that Armenians died, but we will not accept such one-sided view. History should be made by Historians and not by Lobbyists and Politicians in Parliament. Turkey proposed many times an international Historician-committe on this issue. Turkey has opened its national archives for Historicians, but Armenia, with its people like Andonian who forge Talat-Telegrams deny such a committee. Armenia has territorial claims on Turkey and therefore Armenia's first goal is to push Armenian Genocide throeugh parliaments in these world by Lobbyists. And governments like France who have a problem with Turkish entry into EU take this game with joy. Everyone who wants Turkey to face this part of history has to support such international Historician committee. Canada Supports Turkey's Call to Establish Joint Committee for Armenian Claims http://www.turkishweekly.net/news.php?id=40346 Armenians are boycotting such intentions and Armenia, like France and Russia do not open their archives for Historians on the Armenian issue. Lobbyists will not make Turkey accept such one sided view of its own history. But the results of an international Historician commitee we will accept. We even propose such committee. Do you know, that Armenia occupies 20% of territory from Azerbaycan since 1992? And Armenian Soldiers cleaned this occupied territory from Azeris? These territories were occupied by Armenia: http://www.karabakh.gen.az/headline/header_logo_left2.jpg ---------------- The Austrian citizen, doctor of historical sciences Erik Faygil directed the appellation to the parliament of his state in connection with Hojali genocide. Appellation reads, Armenia occupied 20% of Azerbaijan territory, more than 1 million of Azerbaijanis driven away from their native hearth, drag out a miserable existence presently. "Obliteration of city Hojali 26 February 1992 and annihilation of its population was culmination of Armenian crimes. 613 residents were killed, 1275 persons were imprisoned, 1150 persons were heavily wounded and were left on the battlefield with traces of misdeeds on their bodies", - writes professor. http://www.today.az/news/politics/18777.html Did you ever heared of this massacres and occupying territory by Armenia, where 1 Million Azeris had to leave their homeland? Armenia plays the "Victim" card very well, and as long Armenia pushes for "Armenian Genocide" in parliaments through the world, it somehow legitimates its "victim role" and gets a legitimation of occupying territory from Azerbaycan. And victims of course can not do harm to others.