Turkey Should Face Its History, Alevi Author Says

Author Erdal Sahin

BERLIN—The Armenian edition of Erdal Sahin’s book, titled “Transformation of the Hangman of 1915,” has been published. The book was originally written in German and was later translated into Turkish.

The author, an Alevi, comes from Dersim, Turkey. However, having lived in Germany from early childhood, he felt the derogation the Germans demonstrated against minorities. After he grew up, he understood it was the same Armenians felt under the Ottoman Empire.

The author of the book is confident that everyone should face their own history and this, first of all, refers to Turkey. “They, too, have to write their book of apology. Turkey has nothing else to say except for facing history and accepting the genocide,” he said.

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3 Comments

  1. Adnan said:

    Well Dersim residents are ethnically Armenian. Look up Kemal Kilicdaroglu, he is an Armenian too.

  2. hiedi said:

    **** unfortunately Turks like him are a among very few Turkish intellectual voices .., who have the guts to talk about historical truth., the Armenian genocide ., but it is like a drop in the ocean kind of a thing.

  3. GeorgeMardig said:

    To accept the Genocide Turkey needs a leader with balls, and Erdogan is not that leader

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