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Ronald G.Suny's article "The Cost of Turkey’s Genocide Denial", The New York Times

On April 23, 2015 an article by Professor Ronald G. Suny, Head of the International Research Project “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism” of the HSE at Saint-Petersburg, "The Cost of Turkey’s Genocide Denial" was published in The New York Times.

The author shares his opinion on the Turkey's denial of Armenian Genocide: "The Armenian issue has become the symbol around which the most enlightened and democratic forces in Turkey have rallied in recent years while also resisting a growing storm of authoritarianism and repression. The grand cover-up of 1915 allows Turkey’s security apparatus, or “deep state,” to continue its violence against dissenting groups in the country — from the Gezi Park demonstrators of 2013, to journalists exposing governmental corruption, to the Kurds of the southeast who demand basic rights and a degree of political autonomy". Author notes that the current policy of the government is a cover-up of 1915, which helps the security forces to continue its violence against dissenting groups in the country. Author adds:"The reconciliation of Armenians, Kurds and Turks — who are fated to live next to each other — will require both an acceptance of their shared history and mutual suffering and a hard look backward in order to move forward".


Please find the link below to the full version of the article: 
The Cost of Turkey’s Genocide Denial