An Obsession with DenialAGBU WebTalks
In 2015, on the eve of the centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide, we interviewed journalists and authors Guillaume Perrier and Laure Marchand about the political and societal shifts in Turkey’s reckoning with its past over the years. While a portion of Turkish society, prominent journalists, academicians, and cultural and political leaders have acknowledged the Genocide, and significant progress has been made in the recognition of the Genocide by the international community since that time—not least of which the official recognition by the United States achieved just last year—much of the denialist attitude and rhetoric in Turkish politics remains the same. In this AGBU WebTalk, Marchand and Perrier reveal their own impressions, which are still relevant today, of this still largely taboo issue as they experienced it during their ten years living and working in that country.
Produced by AGBU WebTalks in partnership with the Zoryan Institute.