Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Akcam: Genocide Recognition is about Justice, Not Freedom of Thought

"Turkey’s hysteria, and anger, and temper tantrums will pass and some of the negative developments that have occurred will be quickly forgotten. What will remain is the heavy reality of a very serious unresolved problem. Such an outcome will, I expect, support the position of those intellectuals who assert that confronting and remembering history is strongly connected to the creation of a democratic society" says Prof. Taner Akcam, the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marion Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, an interview with Le Monde on January 7. Read the rest of the interview on the Armenian Weekly.