By Michael M. Gunter

This ebook offers the Turkish place concerning the Armenian claims of genocide in the course of international struggle I and the ongoing debate over this issue. The writer illustrates that even supposing genocide is an invaluable idea to explain such evil occasions because the Jewish Holocaust in international conflict II and Rwanda within the Nineties, the time period has additionally been overused, misused, and for this reason trivialized through many various teams trying to demonize their antagonists and win sympathetic approbation for them. This e-book contains the Armenians during this class simply because, even though as many as 600,000 of them died in the course of global struggle I, it used to be neither a premeditated coverage perpetrated via the Ottoman Turkish executive nor an occasion unilaterally carried out with no reason. in fact, not at all does this excuse the terrible excesses that have been dedicated. to demonstrate this element, this ebook makes use of the hot paintings of the famous French student Jacques Semelin, and such long-suppressed Armenian personalities as Hovhannes Katchaznouni (the first best minister of Armenia after WWI) and K.S. Papazian (an historian), between others. This publication additionally illustrates how at the present time Armenians have sought to politicize and legislate their model of historical past in parliamentary and different governmental our bodies around the globe, damning their rivals as genocide deniers and perpetrators of hate speech. The case of the popular pupil Bernard Lewis is a primary instance of this Armenian misuse and distortion in their politicized model of background. This booklet additionally analyzes the hypermobilized Armenian lobbying strategies that experience completed massive good fortune in politicizing their model of background. between many different matters, this booklet additionally analyzes the hot “soccer international relations” among Turkey and Armenia, which has resulted in their signing treaties that may determine diplomatic family members among them and an historic fee to investigate their diverse models of historical past

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Through discussion and compromise . . intermediate positions” could be reached. However, “the one demand that is heard universally by Armenians of all walks of life and at all stages of acculturation is for an admission of wrong-doing” by Turkey. ” Professor Hovannsian’s implication is that by doing this, Turkey would satisfy the vast majority of moderate, law-abiding Armenians around the world who would then disown and isolate the small group of hard-core maximalists. ” Many Turks, however, believe that any admission of guilt would constitute a slippery slope leading to further demands that Turkey admit to genocide directed by the state as well as financial and territorial compensations.

As discussed above, the concept of genocide did not even exist until it was invented during World War II by Raphael Lemkin, while the Genocide Convention only entered into force in 1951. Philosophically, therefore, one might argue that to apply a finding of genocide in an ex-post-facto manner to what happened to the Armenians would violate a peremptory norm of general international law, otherwise known as ius cogens. ”56 It must be admitted, however, that international law fails to agree on any specific examples of ius cogens.

59 Possible claims of long ago dispossessed Native Americans also come to mind when one considers the implications. Indeed the present legal rights of practically any people on earth might be challenged by the problem of intertemporal law. International law, therefore, clearly states that the validity of any given situation depends on the law in force at the time it occurred. The concept of genocide did not exist when the Armenian disaster occurred in 1915. The Manifesto of Hovhannes Katchaznouni At this point it would be most useful to turn to the testimony of Hovannes Katchaznouni, the first Prime Minister of Armenia after World War I and thus an authority well placed to judge what had just occurred during that war.

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