Daily Archives: Thursday, 20 June, 2013

Intellectual bullying

I recalled Rafi, the Canadian-Armenian whose introductory remarks to me were: “I hate you – because you are Turkish!” Rafi who would later become a good companion in Yerevan… I also recalled the Turkish blogger who, many years after Yerevan, would write of me: “No doubt about it. After having his [my] photo enlarged and […]

Remembrance, forgiveness, transformation: the Armenian Genocide

Every year, Armenians the world over gather to commemorate the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the First World War. This is an event all serious commentators agree was the twentieth century’s first genocide. The date itself (24 April) is symbolic. Ninety-eight years ago on that day, the Turkish authorities of Ottoman […]