Sunday, April 15, 2012

Aghet - A Genocide

Thanks to Eric Avebury for tweeting the link to this 90-minutes documentary on the Armenian genocide. It is an English-language version of the German original Aghet – Ein Völkermord.

The last years of the Ottoman Empire are an obscure corner of history for us in Britain, yet they saw the mass slaughter of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians. The attitude of the government of modern-day Turkey is hard to understand when Atatürk's seizure of power marked such a clean break from the Ottoman past.

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