n International Journal for Religious Freedom - The Armenian question in Turkey's domestic and international policy : documentation
|Article Title||The Armenian question in Turkey's domestic and international policy : documentation|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 State University of the West in Timisoara, Romania|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||187 - 200|
|Keyword(s)||Armenian, Genocide, Policy and Turkey|
Even if the Armenian question does not have the importance of the Kurdish question for Turkey's domestic policy, it plays a central role for Turkey's self-understanding. What lies at the center is not primarily the everyday discrimination of Armenians which emanates from the population. Rather, it is the combat against those who want to designate the widespread deaths of Armenians in the course of the alleged resettlement of Armenians during World War I as genocide. It has only been since the massive opposition by governments and parliaments of numerous countries that Turkey has initiated research into genocide at all. Together with the discrimination of religious minorities, this has become a stumbling block for entry into the EU.
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