Turcophobia, so Anti-Turkism has been favorite again in nowadays. At 24 April 2015, Armenians across the world have created a chain of hatred with others who supported them.
Armenians group which gathered in Yerevan, US, Athens and the others, burned Turkish flags. According to news that some Greeks who support them carried these banners in Athens :
“I remember and I defense”
“I do not forget Armenia, Cyprus and Pontus”
“Common fight against the common enemy”
The other countries do not concern me too much in these events happened. Which interested me happened in Greece.
This article had been written entirely to them, to my brothers and sisters, my “komşu”-(neighbor)
“Let’s together remember and defense” my brother who shares common fate with me.
Do you know what should we remember?
We should remember Izmir. 13-17 September 1922, the days of big fire which was made by Armenians; which doesn’t want to see by the whole world. 13-17 September 1922 in four days, Greeks, Turkish, Jewish neighborhoods were burned. 2/3 of the city was destroyed.
The quotes of report of the Director of the Paul Greskoviç from Izmir Fire Insurance Company (at that period)
“11/12 September an hour after midnight they gave news us that the fire occurred in the Armenian neighborhood. I moved on fire area with the fire brigade. While we were passing up the Greek Hospital,120-150 women and children were sitting and women were shouting bitterly.
“Why are you yelling?” I asked ;
They said “Armenians burned us; we were lived in Seyis Han,'”
These were Greeks. These people said to us: “We were living with side by side Armenian homes. They cut a hole in the adjacent wall and the Armenians fired the houses with pouring a lot of gas through the hole.”
Greskoviç tells in his report Izmir fire the continuation of the report as follows:
“We were trying to extinguish the fire, Armenians were shooting and thrown projectiles were hitting the fire extinguisher pump.”
Dated September 30, 1922 ‘French Illustration’ in the copy of the newspaper, the news of the reporter named Ercole G. dated September 14, 1922 is provided in the following.
“Two o’clock in the afternoon a cloud of smoke was rising towards the Armenian neighborhood. However, this trend does not extend fire and extinguished as it seems. Gunshots heard, grenades exploding. Armenians who decided to die rather than live under Turkish management, they set fire to city with beginning own houses and began to fight with Turkish soldiers. The people threw themselves into the sea for surviving from fire.”
They tried to accuse on Turks for this fire. If these were not enough, come us remember the report of American Near East Organization Representative Mark O. Prentiss who came to Izmir with American warship Bristol.
“It seems that everyone wants to believe the Izmir fire responsibility belongs to Turks, in America. Turks cannot be accused with such an accusation which has senior importance. Izmir, was one of the biggest prize seized the eastern war. For Turks, this city was using for the emergency needs of the house for Turks army. What they have reason to burn?”
Published in French in Izmir ‘Le Levant’ newspaper dated September 21, 1922 Izmir news about the fire:
“All Armenian homes were closed before the fire and there was no sign of any life. With fire, Armenians went out their homes as armed. Even an Armenian, who lived in Ayavukla neighborhood, was seen that he went out by setting fire his home. Fire fueled rag fragments have been found in many Armenians homes. Armenians who are living with us side by side also began to shoot the sooner firefighters who want to extinguish the fire.”
And these are only lived at the west Anatolia you can imagine what Armenian made at east. They had taken the risk to burn own homes. They had taken the risk to burn their neighbors lived together for thousands of years.
They say that Turks deny without knowing anything in a blinded mind. This is not true. On the contrary, Turks do not accept because they know better the events. And Turk side says that:” lets we give this subject to historians in the light of science they would make them research.” But they are refusing as a choir all together. Even Armenian government council said, when this Turk offer was presented in Armenian parliament:
“This is not a matter to be left to the historians.” (!)
Turkey, 2 days ago, opened completely Archives of the Turkish General Staff about it. Previously, part of the documents had been opened from TGS archives in book form in 2005, likewise opened the Ottoman archives. Every scientist who wants to do research can benefit here with permission. However, (this “however” is very important) Armenia doesn’t open own archives. Turkey made every call in front of the world public to Armenia government. Similarly in France does not open their archives and on this subject in the UK too.
If you want to read you can see the numbers of deaths from below link from TGS archives in book form in 2005. And if you want to examine, it will give the number of deaths of Turks and Kurdish and how they were killed in the brutal massacre which made by Armenians. And a figure of around 460,000 is written in these documents about the Armenians number during the deportation.
Nowadays, it is trying to prepare the clothes for those days with the mentality of today. Those days were the days of WWI days. A nation was struggling to survive at least 6 fronts against the big state powers. On the other hand, one of ethnics inside it, Armenians, were killing and slaughtering the other ethnics. Such as this situation, if the decision of deportation wasn’t taken, what would be to the others?
There’s an imperialist lie that full centuries constantly repeated. If a lie is repeated a million times with the support of major financial powers, it is very easy to numb the masses.
How we became enemies against us over Cyprus by the British and American imperialism?
Let’s remember history;
Ataturk and Venizelos, who are personally experienced the First World War two important people, they gave the end of the imperialist’s game after the imperialist war. They have never been the enemies to each other. We do not live in the war. We do not know the smell of death. They knew. Millions of Turks were sent from out Balkans, Crimea, Russia, most died on the roads. Greeks experienced the same thing.
If you pay attention, in these sentences there is no words like these: “British, French or Americans had lived and suffered”.
Your and my people have lived, experienced them. They always used us as a cat’s paw. The fascist in both Greece and Turkey supported to them. The imperialists do not love the most me and you. For them, we are lazy or barbarian. When they are smiling to our faces, they would tease our cultures behind us. And they know that we will destroy their game, you and me if we’re together.
As of now there is a thought such as “Europe always loved the Byzantine.” This is another lie. Europe did not like the Byzantine. They adored the Western Roman Empire, not eastern. Even when Turks come in, do you know what they said for the Turks in Catholic palaces?
“Turks who are Troy’s children, they now, will take our revenge from Helen for us.”
Interesting, isn’t it? How was a hatred for Helens, they have argued that the Turks were descended from Troy. It sounds like a joke to us currently. But this is a fact.
But, let’s listen to a wise traveler and who is known as “father of Archaeology”, Cyriacus of Ancona had said for us in the year of 1444;
“The responsibility of ending the division of the world belongs to two publics; they are Turks and the Greeks.”
They want that we forget all these. They want to accomplish their goals through us, as always.
We remember them!
Let’s show both them and the fascists in all of two sides that we don’t forget. Because my brother, there is not any other two brotherly publics that can enjoy with same drinks and can feel same in same song with similar memories both sides of the Aegean on this planet.
έλα my brother, let’s we remember and defense all these!
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