- Aug 2015
If true, what this shows is that the hatred against Armenians and Christians was rampant among the Turks. It was a religious hatred. No wonder Turkey is less than 1% Christian today. It provides more proof that Turkey should acknowledge ethnic cleansing and genocide of its Christian citizens. All this Turkish hate of Christians was the result of the tribal theology of Islam.Ataturk also seized the land and all the property left over from Armenians and gave them Turks. I think this wasn't considered legal or okay even back then. Ataturk is a pragmatic guy, and he had no love for Armenians. It doesn't mean he is going to condone the poor relocation conditions and slaughter of many, but do not portray him like something he isn't...
Christians were the most civilized and the most progressive people in Turkey. They ran almost all the businesses in Turkey. "All the civilized life in Ankara had gone with the Armenians and Greeks." What is ironic about all this is that so many Turks ended up migrating to the Christian Europe to make a better living, after cleaning their lands of Christians. What a hypocrisy!