The dispute is territorial, not historical - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Philip
    • 27.08.07 | 07:27 (IDT)

    The Armenians make no secret that this recognition campaign is a means towards restitution of territory from Turkey - restoration of greater Armenia. They do not recognise Turkey's eastern border and consider eastern Turkey occupied Armenian land. It was for this greater Armenia that the Armenians joined the Russians and French Armies and formed their own militias (Dashnak etc) against the Ottomans. It was for this greater Armenia that the Dashnak types then formed NAZI 812th battalion, so that their German allies would cede them what Russia had promised but renegged on. It is for this greater Armenia that, as soon as they won their freedom from the USSR, they attacked and occupied Azeri land - not only Armenian majority Karabakh but 20% of Azerbaijan proper too. After WWI, Armenians argued for an Armenia based on their contribution in defeating the Ottomans. Now they want it because they were victims - and, demanding we forget their previous arguments, tell us they were unarmed.

    from the article: Peres to Turks: Our stance on Armenian issue hasn't changed
    First published 00:00 26.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.08.07
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