Daily Archives: Sunday, 12 May, 2013

The Armenian hero whom Turkey would prefer to forget

The Armenian hero whom Turkey would prefer to forget

Confronted by the chilling 100th anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915, Turkey’s government is planning to swamp memories of the massacres with ceremonies commemorating the Turkish victory over the Allies at the battle of Gallipoli in the same year. Already, loyalist academics have done […]

A History of a Perfect Crime

A History of a Perfect Crime

I spent my high school years in Samatya. The majority of my classmates were the children of the Armenians who had come to Istanbul from the provinces during the republican years. We were allowed to go out during our lunch breaks. Many of the students lived in Samatya and could go home for lunch. Yet, […]

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