A photographer friend, the talented Aram Jibilian, was passing by Times Square on Saturday April 21, 2007, and fortunately snapped these photos of the disturbing Turkish-funded rally that denies the reality of the Armenian Genocide.
It is shocking that there were so many children at the rally holding up professionally-prepared signs. How sad it is that Turkish youth are being brainwashed by Turkish nationalists not only in Turkey but now also here in America.
Took these shots over the weekend on Saturday as I was walking through Times Square. Came across a rally of Turkish deniers with these crazy racist depictions of Armenians as murderous pinocchios. My favorite slogan though was ” Armenian lies are genocide of the TRUTH”…Now I don’t want to split hairs, but isn’t genocide clearly defined as the systematic mass killings of humans of a certain population. If one was lying, I guess you could call it “killing” the TRUTH, but “genocide” of the truth?
Complete photos here.
The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has also posted a video of the Turkish denial protest in Washington, DC the same weekend.
Today’s New York Times also has a full page ad (page 5) from the Turkish government using their latest denial tactic of supporting a commission to decide the “truth”–the fact is that only one country (Turkey) hasn’t accepted the truth, everyone knows the reality (PDF-805KB).
UPDATE 3: The godfather of Armo blogging, Raffi K., reports from Yerevan on this year’s Armenian Genocide Commemmorations (link).