Turkish Agricultural Delegation Organizer Denies Armenian Genocide

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A meeting with representatives of the West Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, also known as BAIB (pictured) was canceled due to pressure from Armenian-Americans

A meeting with representatives of the West Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, also known as BAIB (pictured) was canceled due to pressure from Armenian-Americans

The organizer of a Turkish agricultural delegation, whose meetings in Fresno were canceled after pressure from Armenian-American organizations, in a statement GV Wire, an the online news site, has denied the Armenian Genocide.

The organizer of the trip is the Irvine-based Trelodex, whose president Gurkan Suzer told GV Wire that last week’s abrupt cancellation of a meeting with Fresno business officials and representatives of the West Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, also known as BAIB, was because of “a tight schedule.”

However, Fresno business leaders said in an announcement last week that the meeting was canceled with Turkey’s agricultural industry representatives due to Armenian-American concerns about allowing Turkish government-affiliated entities to do business in Fresno.

“Out of respect to our community, the upcoming event scheduled for January 15 with an agriculturally-based Turkish delegation to Fresno has been canceled,” the Fresno Economic Development Council, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Fresno County Farm Bureau, and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno said in a joint statement last week. State Sen. Andreas Borgeas, a Republican representing Fresno, also signed the statement.

Responding to inquiries from GV Wire, Suzer, the Trelodex president said in an email: “I need to tell you something about the Armenian community concerns. I can only say structures built on lies will collapse someday.”

“Russian archives and Turkish archives are open to researchers; German, French and English archives as well. Armenians like to use war propaganda material as facts (like Saddam’s nuclear bombs and the reality, every war creates a reason for itself). And they are increasing the number of casualties every 10 years. The total population of Armenians (was) around 1.5 to 2 million before war. Calculate their population today and compare with other people’s population check the difference. Turkey lost 4 million lives and in 90 years the population increased from 15 million to 80 million, 5 times. There are more than 6-7 million Armenians and it is also 5 times of 1.5 million,” Suzer told GV Wire, adding more of the usual Turkish denialist boiler plate statements to his response.

“We do not like to promote hatred like them. If they need the truth, ask them (to) research the archives,” said Suzer, who in a post script to his email to GV Wire also said: “please do not write the things about Armenian issues, this is not related with the delegation and I just wanted to give a friendly advice.”
“It is astonishing that while Trelodex President Gurkan Suzer claims that a meeting of a Turkish agricultural delegation with Fresno entities was cancelled last week due to scheduling conflicts, yet feels the need to use the tired Turkish government line to deny the Armenian Genocide,” the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, whose Fresno chapter was active in the canceling the meeting, said in a statement about Suzer’s efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

“By urging Fresno authorities to ignore Armenian concerns, Suzer demonstrates his and his cohorts’ ignorance by attempting to distort history in a state and a city that have been on the forefront of Armenian Genocide recognition in the United States. After all, Fresno became a haven for refugees and survivors of systematic Turkish atrocities against Armenians, including the Armenian Genocide,” added the ANCA-WR.

“The ANCA-WR will continue to oppose efforts by Turkey’s business sector to infiltrate into California’s economy. This latest effort at denying the Armenian Genocide clearly demonstrates that the Republic of Turkey and its business representatives are not acting in good faith and through such statements and maneuvers are actually insulting the intelligence of California state and local officials, as well as its residents,” explained the advocacy organization.

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15 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    Gurkan Suzer should go and argue his case to the French, German, Canadian and other 25 governments who have actually acknowledged the genocide. Barking up the wrong tree in Fresno isn’t going to do them diddly-squat.

  2. State of Emergency said:

    Gurkan Suzer should go and argue his case to the French, German, Canadian and 25 other governments who have actually acknowledged the genocide. Barking up the wrong tree in Fresno isn’t going to do them diddly-squat.

    • Ararat said:

      Actually what this Turkish hyena should do is to take his delegation to his homeland in Central Asia in Mongolia and Northern China instead. Who needs agriculture more than them? Throw in some cattle, sheep, goat and yak and he should feel right at home. I’m sure he has heard many stories from his grandfather how his criminal Turkish forefathers used to live in Mongolian yurts, milking goats and plowing horse manure!

  3. State of Emergency said:

    And besides, Turks have 10 litters per couple and men are allowed at least two wives, if not more. That is how they ballooned to over 80 million. They were never persecuted out of their lands. The same can not be said of a refugee population scatter around the world with limited means and in monogamist marriages.

  4. Steve adamian said:

    If you look at the German archives as this denier suggests, you will find many writings pertaining to the genocide and how the German officers were helping the Turkish forces…..In fact, Germany has acknowledged their role in the Armenian GENOCIDE. They have faced their past in both this event and the Jewish Holocaust…..Wake up Turks!

    • antranig said:

      ALSO RUSSIA,GERMANY AND FRANCE HAVE RECOGNIZED THAT TURKEY COMMITTED GENOCIDE AGAINST THE ARMENIANS AND ENGLAND CLAIMS THAT THE TURKS COMMITED GENOCIDE. SO SUZER IS SAYING THAT HE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT TURKEY COMMITTED GENOCIDE AGAINST THEIR ARMENIAN CITIZENS, ALSO MANY PROMINENT AMERICAN LEADERS AND CONGRESSMAN HAVE HONORED THE ARMENIAN VICTIMS OF THE GENOCIDE BY GOING TO THE GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN ARMENIA IN RESPECT. ALSO PRESIDENTS FROM RUSSIA,FRANCE,GERMANY HAVE GONE TO THE GENOCIDE MEMORIAL AND MANY WORLD LEADERS THEY KNOW THEIR HISTORICAL RECORDS!!!!!!! THEY KNOW THAT GENOCIDE HAPPENED AND WAS COMMITED BY TURKEY

    • Raffi said:

      They should ask why Soghomon Tehlirian an Armenian revolutionary who assassinated Talaat Pasha After a two-day trial was found not guilty by the German court.

  5. antranig said:

    my response to Turkish denialist is stop lying and look and listen to your honest historians and the world TURKEY IS GIULTY OF GENOCIDE, WHY IS THERE NO MORE ARMENIANS LIVING IN ANATOLIA ? THE ANSWER IS THAT TURKEY ORDERED THE COMPLETE MURDER OF THE ARMENIAN POPULATION ,WHY ARE ARMENIAN CHURCHES ,INSTITUTION, ARE NO MORE WHY SOME ARMENIANS WERE FORCED TO CONVERT IN ORDER TO SURVIVE?? YOU CAN NOT HIDE FROM THE TRUTH OF GENOCIDE WE ARMENIANS KNOW WHAT TERRIBLE AND HORRIBLE SAVAGE KILLINGS THEY EXEPRIENCE WE WILL NEVER FORGET AND WE ALWAYS WILL DEMAND JUSTICE AND THE TRUTH FROM TURKEY, THE WORLD KNOWS AND EVEN ARMERICA ACKNOLEDGES THAT GENOCIDE WAS COMMITTED AGAINST INNOCENT ARMENIANS BY TURKEY, STOP TRYING TO COVER-UP THE TRUTH AND ADMIT YOUR GUILT AND JOIN THE CIVILIZED WORLD YOU WILL GET MORE RESPECT.

    • Ararat said:

      Turkey to join the civilized world? I’m afraid that ship has long sailed. This is a nation whose Islamo-fascist leader and terrorist-in-chief mullah Erdogan has to go back a thousand years to feel proud of his Turkishness for the invasion and occupation of the lands of the “infidels” in the name of “allah” by his criminal Central Asian Turkish ancestors. This is the same man who implied that referring to him as an Armenian by some of his oppositions was an insult to him. People who designed and constructed some of the best architectures they enjoy and are so proud of today. People who created their modern Latin alphabet he writes with! The man, a charlatan, who enacted the 301 Turkish criminal code, aka “Insulting Turkishness”, that led to the murder of Hrant Dink and all he wanted to do was to open dialogue between the two nations on the Armenian mass exterminations and genocide. Imagine an entire criminal nation inventing such laws to dictate to its population, with threats of incarceration, that mentioning the murder of its indigenous population can be considered a criminal act! This is the same Turkish hyena who orders his secret service to clean the Turkish archives of any and all Armenian Genocide documents that could incriminate Turkey and then offers Turkish archives for study. Calls for the study of the “events” around 1915, that is the preplanned and state sponsored mass murder and the genocide of the indigenous Armenian populations, by suggesting the formation of a committee of historians and calls the Armenian Genocide a lie even before such a committee is formed! The same scoundrels who coaxed some of the former corrupt Armenian leaders into signing protocols to open borders with Armenia unconditionally, closed illegally with no provocations from Armenia toward Turkey, and soon after demand and tie the protocol ratifications to Armenian concessions in favor of the criminal and artificial Azerbaijan republic in the Artsakh conflict.

      The people in this article are just a snapshot of the overall Turkish nation institutionally brainwashed since childhood to believe everyone is out to get them and non-Turks should never be trusted and that all the indigenous nations in particular, whose majority populations (Armenians-Greeks-Assyrians 3.5 million of them in total) no longer exist as a result of massacres and mass murder to confiscate their ancestral lands to create Turkey for Turks only, are not to be trusted and that they are their top enemies who tried to “divide” and “carve out” a homeland of their own on “Turkish territories” whose genocidal Central Asian ancestors themselves invaded and occupied in the first place. There is no other way to describe Turkey other than to say that is a criminal nation established on the occupied lands and corpses of millions of the native people living there with their nation-states since time immemorial. AND these people are the tools for the fascist Turkish government to spread lies and misinformation about the people and crimes committed against them to get away with murder and genocide to avoid responsibility. They also use their fake NATO membership, the ONLY Muslim Turkish Terrorist member state in the world, to portray false image abroad and to blackmail when necessary.

      P.S. The term “Anatolia” given to the region is a fabrication for the purpose of erasing from memory the existence of occupied Western Armenian homeland. This word is not even Turkish. It has Greek roots and it means territory “east of Greece” which means modern fascist and terrorist Western Turkey having nothing to do with the east. This is no different from replacing the original Armenian names of regions and landmarks with Turkish ones, such as replacing the names Tigranakert with Diyarbakir, Garin with Erzurum, Biblical Ararat with Agri and many more. I’m afraid talking to these people is useless. We need more conventional means to bring justice to our Armenian nation. Look at their filthy genocidal flag they are so proud of displaying every chance they get!

      • antranig said:

        ARARAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR DETAILED HISTORICAL TRUTH , BIBLICAL ARARAT’S NAME CAN NEVER BE CHANGED NO MATTER WHAT! IT WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HOLY MOUNTAIN ARARAT.FOR US AND THE WORLD

    • Gevo said:

      You can try to deny history, but you can’t deny the consequences of denying history. Soon the entire planet will know the Truth. Justice will serve you. You will admit the Genocide, give back our stolen lands by Genocide, and we will be Victorious. It’s astonishing how they can continually lie and flip the script. Yes, your lies will catch up to you, and you will face the consequences of denying Genocide. Shameful disgraceful liars. Your time will come. Stop brainwashing your students that a Genocide didn’t happen. First it was mass murder by the hundred of thousands, than it was preplanned Genocide. Cowards.

    • Gevo said:

      You can deny the Genocide, but you can’t deny the consequences of denying Genocide. Yes, soon your lies will catch up to you, and you won’t be able to flip the script. Based on your cowardly lies it was war. However, based on Truth first it was war, where you took hundreds of thousand Armenians into work forces, and killed them their by taking their guns, than it was pre-planned Genocide where in the year 1915 more than 1.5 million were executed. One way or another, our Genocide will be recognized. Turkey will face justice. Reperations, restitutions, and reconciliations will strive against denial.

  6. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    Not just 1915 Armenian Genocide , per Sevre Treaty should return stolen 6 vilayets to Western Armenia , chapter is not close and will never be closed , turks get out of Cyprus , illegal occupation . Look at these turks calculation people numbers , they are all false numbers , peek of ottoman time we were reached 30million , all these killings many many times and finally 1915 Armenian Genocide of 1,5 or 2, 0 million Armenians lost their lifes , now around the world 10 million , in Armenian 3,0 million , turks do the math yourself you are going to see 15million people is short , 15 million is not short , 15 million is hidden Armenians in Western Armenian land. Suzer your additions are very wrong , with your numbers people will gather wrong information , you are sounding that turks are victimized. get a life men. lying , sexually activities in sultans haram , full of homo sultans , killings , destroying minority monuments , changing christian names to turkish names , circumcised christian boys, illegal occupying other countries land , attacking countries name of ” terrorist ‘ , you are the terrorist , list goes on and on , do not mixed business with politic , that is not time to make false statement that just did.

  7. Vagharshak Sevulyan said:

    Stop killing innocent killing Kurdish women , childreen , old people . capture the savage kurds and bring them in court of law , barbaric turk people , your murders agenda still continues up today. join the civilized world , stop barbaric mongol mind , those days way gone . this world belongs to all , anatolia belongs to Armenians , Greeks , Assyrians , Kurds , Araps , turks are just guess in this land , so do not bother any body , respect other people lives , properties , laws , customs .

  8. FresnoArmenian said:

    What was Suzer’s lame excuse for the millions of Assyrians, Greeks and Kurds that were slaughtered between 1890-1923? The most outrageous is Suzer’s typical new Turkish denialism is to admit that YES Armenians were killed but so were Turks and their numbers could not have been that high, thereby dismissing off killings as just minimal. Better than 20 years ago when the Republic of Turkey flatly denied any deaths/Genocide. So here the Turkish minds are making progress, except they are not very popular in the world today especially in the USA for the Russia partnering and the human rights abuses against the dangerous Gulen Cult.
    The ironic part of this is America has the records of the first hand witnesses and photos in the Library of Congress of killing fields, of over 134,000 Armenian Orphans that were cared for by the Armenian Near East Relief voted into Congress to help feed the “Starving Armenians” these were our grandparents, and great grandparents the very same people that came to Fresno with seeds in the pockets to START the agriculture empire that we are today. Any books and research anyone should do is start with non Turkish, non Armenian books /research. Start with Henry Morganthau the American Ambassador to Constaniople (Istanbul) at the time of the mass deportations and killing fields. The Archives effendi Suzer speaks of are NOT accessible to anyone and much has been removed in Turkey., the archives he mentions in Russia sound like the narratives the Kemalists / Grey Wolves were trying to push with a series of talks in the USA & Worldwide with guest speaker Perchinek who is a #1 Armenian hater.
    The very farmland that BAIB is farming on is no doubt Armenian land that was confiscated and stolen by criminals supported by the corrupt young Turk Regime and their German Collaborators. It wasn’t for hate, it was for good old fashion greed. land, jewelry, live stock even our daughters were taken.
    The demonizing was started by state propaganda toward Armenians years in advance with the reign of Sultan Hamid (Bloody Sultan Hamid) that made slaughtering less than human Ermeni’s (Armenians) as simple as slaughtering a lamb. But when you fight back and give the facts you are labeled a “treacherous liar that left the back door open for Russia”
    Turks should get their story straight, or at least come to terms with true history, any building in Turkey that is over 100 years old was built by Armenian, Greek, Assyrian hands the true indigenous people hell even Topaki Palace was built by the Balian family. Turkey embrace your history the good, the bad and the ugly.
    As an Armenian American I can say without a doubt the USA performed Genocide on Native Americans for much of the same reasons, land and resources. Good old fashion greed it’s so much easier to kill, steal, plunder and rape for it than to actually work for it.
    Lastly, the Turkish pride got in Suzer’s way, he has to say “They cancelled” due to a schedule conflict when the facts are they simply are not wanted, what would they bring Fresno County that we don’t already grow (over 350 crops) not to mention 20% of our jobs related to AG could be jeopardized.

    I will leave you with a persian proverb
    “Let no tree bare fruit were a Turk has been”

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