ALLEGED Armenian genocide 3 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 01.02.10 | 00:05 (IST)

    Dr. Bernard Lewis (Princeton University; Best expert on Islamic Empires and Ottoman Empire in the United States) Le Monde, 2002: "There is no evidence of a decision to (Armenian) massacre. On the contrary, there is considerable evidence of attempt to prevent it, which were not very successful?? In 2006 he re-iterated this point, arguing that "the issue is not whether the massacres happened or not, but rather if these massacres were as a result of a deliberate preconceived decision of the Turkish government," and that "there is no evidence for such a decision." ??However, when you brought up the question of "genocide", you imply that there was a deliberate policy of extermination, to annihilate systematically the Armenian nation. This is very doubtful. The Turkish documents prove an action of relocation, not extermination.?

    from the article: Turkey: Holocaust is most grave crime against humanity in history
    First published 18:38 26.01.10 | Last updated 19:49 26.01.10
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