Ankara to Activate Anti-Armenian Campaign

The architect of Ankara's plan, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag

ANKARA—In a campaign coordinated by Turkey’s deputy prime minister, official Ankara is pushing to organize “the million of people in its diaspora” in a campaign aimed at countering international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Hurriyet  Daily News on Monday.

Reportedly, the plan is being penned by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minster Bekir Bozdag. who run’s a government body called the Overseas Turks Agency, which was established in 2010.

“We are working on drafting a strategy document on the diaspora. It will respond to our priorities, objectives and working methods. We will also outline our messages through this document,” a senior government official told the Hurriyet Daily News over the weekend.

Hurriyet reports that in June, representatives of around 500 non-governmental organizations from mainly European countries and elsewhere will converge in Ankara for conference “on legal ways to confront racist and discriminatory attitudes toward Turks.”

“Our objective is to provide our citizens and NGOs information on ways to claim their rights in a conscious and organized manner,” the official told Hurriyet. “We advise them to remain within the boundaries of the law when they face racist attacks. We tell them to go to the police and make written applications so that these attacks can be addressed in a proper way using democratic means.”

“However, we need to do more than this. We are encouraging them to adopt dual citizenship and enjoy full-pledged rights,” Hurriyet quoted the official as saying.

Hurriyet also reported that some 2,000 Turks living abroad will be invited to a meeting in Istanbul which would mark the establishment of what the official called the “Turkish diaspora.”

The plan envisions the inclusion of groups representing what the paper called “other diasporas of like-minded countries.”

The plan envisions a strong alliance with Azerbaijanis living outside of Azerbaijan. To that end, a meeting is being planned to take place on September 15, the when Nuri Pasha, an Ottoman general representing Enver Pasha, one of the architects of the Armenian Genocide, commanded Turkish troops to Baku in 1918 to fight the Russians.

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  1. Globalcitizen said:

    Hey stupid Turks, you can activate your diaspora all you want. It won’t do you any good. You know why? Because we have the truth on our side. And aren’t they trying to “activate” their diaspora for quite a while now?

  2. Grish Begian said:

    I wonder sometimes why those “civilized” Turks run away from a civilized country like Turkey, and why they should protect penal code 301 in their adopted countries??

    Armenian Genocide has nothing to do with racism in Europe, actually it is Turkish government who are implementing the seed of racism and hate in Europe, they already demonstrated their hate toward Armenians last month, in Turkish cities, with the help of AKP party organizers!!

  3. HArut said:

    You are so funny about this, your so called turkic disapora were in Germany, Italy or France maybe you might think in the USA, you are very wrong because you are organising young turkish youth to cause problems for the US troops in turkey all ready , yes i’m talking about the radar station in Malatia which has been built on occupied Armenian LAnds and your so called turk youths said so that they will cause problems for the US TROOPS in turkey so you need to clean your house first before so try to activate your so called activation of the turkic diaspora, you are all ready late and the train came and passed by you, you go head and spend few more millions to deny the Armenian Genocide but you are to late and your time has run out.

  4. Kevork said:

    Wow the Turks have a “diaspora”? As a result of what? Oh wait, after raping, murdering, and pillaging Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians no viable others were left so it was time to seek other pastures to spread nomadic minded infestation. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  5. Zareh said:

    This is perfect. Turks just ensured the revitalization of the Armenian youth. Armenians will be even more determined, will be charged with a renewed energy towards accomplishing a very worthwhile mission.

    This Turkish action makes it even more clear to all that the Turkish Republic has never ceased to be the enemy of or nation, They are indeed the continuation of the Ottoman Empire. Those Armenians who are in a deep sleep and who think someone else will do the job, now is the time to wake up and roll up the sleeves.

  6. Alex Postallian said:

    I always wondered why the turks on the average,are so UGLY.Its because,they are UGLY inside,think,speak Ugly thoughts.Then,eventually it shows outwardly.Time will come,when they will be their own worse enemy.They will run out of their paid stooges, and go it alone.

  7. jacque said:

    More blood will be shed but this time wont be Armenian blood
    you stupid ignorent turks.

  8. M.S.K. said:

    Let those imbeciles diaspora Turks (so called, Activate Anti-Armenian Campaigners) carry out their unfairness job – we the Armenians in Diaspora will disappoint them and their supporters as we have the right to claim for our rights, i.e. the massacre of 1.1/2 million Armenians and the confiscation of our properties by inhumane Turks. “what a shame to such a race”.

  9. George said:

    It’s a good news, the more they talk about the Genocide the more people around the world will learn about the Armenian Genocide, imagine Turkey and Azerbaijan’s oil money financing and promoting worldwide education on Armenian Genocide

  10. Sevag said:

    Um……there is no Turkish diaspora, they are welcome in their country….here is a definition of diaspora:

    “The word has come to refer to historical mass-dispersions of people with common roots, particularly movements of an involuntary nature……”

  11. Sarkis Abrian said:

    Hmmm, Anti-Armenian Campaign ? If they had a chance of saying ”we are not guilty since the Genocide was organized by the Ottomans” , now it’s very clear that they are the same continuation of the Genocide organizers and by organizing an ”Anti-Armenian campaign” they have once again sealed their faith with their Ottoman ancestors. The organizers of the Armenian Genocide were also Anti-Armenian and they stained the identity of their fellow turks with the blood of the Armenians exactly the way Mr. Bekir Bozdag is trying to do with the diaspora Turks.

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