Σάββατο, 3 Ιουλίου 2010

The Greek genocide. A century of silence.


Theofanis Malkidis

The Greek genocide। A century of silence.

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Many researchers sustains that the Ottoman documents as well as the Western archive sources affirm the Armenian and Greek Genocide. However, the deportment and massacres were not an isolated act against the Greek and Armenians, they were part of a general plan which could be called “demographic policy” or “racial cleansing of Anatolia”; a policy aimed at the extermination of the Christian population of Anatolia from 1908 to 1924. Its two-fold target was to ensure a homogenous Anatolia that would lead to a one-nation country (a “Turkish Turkey”) and to get rid of all those dangerous elements which could prevent its realization.
The Greek genocide (with the genocide of the Armenians, the Assyrians and the Holocaust) were conducted by regimes that violated human rights sacrificing thus millions of lives and destroy the history and culture of thousands of years.
This paper analyses the history and nowadays aspects of Greek genocide which comprises a series of international acts such as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.