Guillaume Perrier, Laure Marchand
The assassination of a young soldier and the continued lack of justice for Armenians in Turkey.
Journalists and authors Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier consider how the persistent denial of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey has created a kind of immunity for ongoing crimes against its Armenian minority. One such example is the 2011 murder of a young Turkish soldier of Armenian descent who was shot to death by a fellow soldier, a militant ultranationalist who chose April 24, the day Armenians worldwide commemorate the Genocide, to carry out his crime. The murder and the consequent cover-up and withholding of information by the Turkish authorities are emblematic of Turkey’s repeated justification for the larger crime against humanity that continues to haunt the nation.
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