Sevag Balikçi

Eng, Fr

Journalists and authors Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier consider how the persistent denial of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey has created a kind of immunity for ongoing crimes against its Armenian minority. One such example is the 2011 murder of a young Turkish soldier of Armenian descent who was shot to death by a fellow soldier, a militant ultranationalist who chose April 24, the day Armenians worldwide commemorate the Genocide, to carry out his crime. The murder and the consequent cover-up and withholding of information by the Turkish authorities are emblematic of Turkey’s repeated justification for the larger crime against humanity that continues to haunt the nation.

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