Monday, May 08, 2006

Turkey Recalls Ambassador to Canada

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Canada because our government acknowledges their nation's genocidal past. Apparently the ambassador will return after a period of "consultation".

Canada should recall our ambassador in response. Their behaviour is unacceptable. They are using diplomatic pressure against us simply because our nation is no longer willing to politely accept Turkish lies about their past.

Of course, it doesn't help that the Canadian media continues to pander to Turkish denials. The Globe and Mail writes that:

"Armenians say 1.5 million of their people were killed as the Ottoman Empire forced them from eastern Turkey between 1915 and 1923 – and that this was a deliberate campaign of genocide by Turkey's rulers at that time."
Yes the Armerians say that, much like Jews "say" that the German government murdered 6 million of their people between 1933 and 1945. You know, because it happens to be true. The fact that the Turks have not admitted to their crimes, does not change the facts of history.

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