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« on: April 22, 2015, 02:31:36 am »

Minister of Foregin Affairs Martin Lidegaard refuse to recognize the Armenian genocide:

He states that it should "be left to historians to answer the question of what actually happened, and whether the events of 1915 can rightly be described as genocide."

As if any serious independent historian is in doubt about that nowadays.

"Historical interpretation should not be the business of politics  and legislators, but left to the freedom of research and public debate"

So just rephrasing Turkish talking points. What a fycking tool!

It is one thing that great powers such as the US and UK don't recognize it, but no need for us to follow their lead.

Danish diplomats already called it a genocide in their reports back home in 1915 and Danish missionaries played a big part in helping the Armenian refugees afterwards, but Scandinavia does not have a good record on genocide recognition in the modern era. Only Sweden recognizes it.

World recognition map (Czech Repulic has done it since):

(light green is partial recognition. Which is a bit absurd: In the UK Wales, Scotland and NI has recognized it and Spain Catalonia and the Basque Country + Navarra and Baleares and so on.)

Add Austria to the list.

Today, all 6 parties in parliament will condemn the Armenian genocide and urge Turkey to recognize it too and face their history.

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