- Aug 2015
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!