Khojaly Massacre Protests gone wrong in Istanbul: ‘ You are all Armenian, you are all bastards ‘

More than 10,000 Turks have gathered to mourn the anniversary of the notorious Khojaly Massacre committed by Armenia during Nagorno-Karabakh war, but the anti-Armenian protests went too far with violent slogans and signs

You are all Armenian, you are all bastards as a countermeasure for We are all Hrant, we are all Armenians

Eye for an eye : You are all Armenian, you are all bastards for We are all Hrant, we are all Armenians

More than 10,000 Turks have gathered to mourn the anniversary of the notorious Khojaly Massacre committed by Armenia during Nagorno-Karabakh war, but the anti-Armenian protests went too far with violent slogans and signs.

Istanbul / NationalTurk – Shameful slogans and signs marked and besmirched the anti-Armenian protests in Istanbul on the anniversary of Khojaly Massacre, when Armenian troops rushed into the village of Khodzhaly on Feb. 26, 1992 and killed 613 Azerbaijanis during the 6-year war with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

The protesters, including members of labor unions and nationalist groups, staged a mass protest in Istanbul’s Taksim square last Sunday to denounce Armenia and express solidarity with Turkey’s ally Azerbaijan. Among the speakers at the demonstration in Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square was Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin, among other leaders of Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). Many western and Turkish journalists have been shocked by the strong sense of nationalism present in the protests in form of slogans and signs.

Khojaly Massacre Victims abused with profound racism in Turkey

Billboards put up in busses, on walls nearly in every corner in Istanbul days before, saying: ‘ Don’t believe in the Armenian lie.” Don’t forget the Khojaly Massacre ‘

You are all Armenian, you are all bastards as a countermeasure for We are all Hrant, we are all Armenians

‘ You are all Armenian, you are all bastards’, a disparaging manipulation of a phrase ( We are all Hrant, We are all Armenians ) commonly used by millions of Turkish supporters of slain Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, was seen on professionally printed signs.’ We are all Armenians’ was expressed with pain and anger after Hrant Dink’s murder, in a context meaning solidarity with the Armenian minority in Turkey. But the violent gathering on Sunday’s protests manipulated and supported yet again by Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP government financed with our taxes for people who cannot have the empathy since they are not capable of understanding that one misery cannot be evened with another.

‘ Today, Taksim, Tomorrow, Yerevan: We will descend upon you suddenly in the night.’ one sign read, while so called mourners were shouting ‘ We are all Ogün Samast ‘ ( the convicted murderer of Hrant Dink ), their hands reaching toward the sky with the grey wolf gesture, who can make me believe that those present there were genuinely grieving for the Khojaly Massacre victims?

Armenia Turkey : Politics over hatred

French President Sarkozy was also criticised in a weird fashion, as ultra-nationalist groups were reportedly distributing rolls of Sarkozy brand toilet paper, produced and sold in Turkey shortly after the French Senate passed a bill outlawing denial of the alleged Armenian genocide.

According to statements issued by the protest organizers, similar demonstrations have been planned in over 50 cities in Turkey.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), sharply criticized the government-sanctioned anti-Armenian demonstrations held throughout Turkey on Feb. 26 with a statement.

‘ These anti-Armenian demonstrations in the streets of Istanbul— with the interior minister and prominent political parties at the helm—were clearly aimed at inciting increased racism and renewed violence against Turkey’s own Armenian citizens and neighboring Armenia, ‘ stated ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.

‘ This protest has been supported, promoted and financed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’, claimed Guillaume Perrier, a correspondent for the French daily Le Monde, working in Turkey.

Khojaly Massacre to be remembered but not with blunt racism

On 26 February 1992, 613 civilians, including old men, women and children, were massacred by Armenian troops in one of late 20th century’s most brutal and horrific attacks. Despite its horrendous nature, the crimes of the Armenian army committed were largely ignored by Western governments and the Western media at the time.

Turkey has demanded then the immediate withdrawal of Armenian troops from the Armenian-occupied enclave Nagorno-Karabakh to reopen their border, which was closed by Turkey in 1993 to protest Armenia’s war with Azerbaijan.

Feb. 26 2012 must be noted in everyone’s mind somewhere. Turkey will see where this hate discourse will lead, with its path that has been ‘officially’ opened with this violent protest. We are quite sure that many Armenian politicians and lobbyists outside Armenia clasp their hands eagerly, like their sinister counterparts in Turkey. Hatred is good for their trade.

  1. Demonstrate in Germany,France with billboards that say ‘Turks are bastards,filthy,lazy’ & see how they’ll charge you.In Turkey this does not apply plus a government minister participates & supports such hatred speech.See why you won’t be in EU?

  2. your right vtiger. all the way im surprised they did not not censure your post

  3. Of course, two hye bastards almost sleep here 7/24 reading and commenting. Armenians are the eternal enemies of the Turks! We must remember this! Thank got Turks wake up!

  4. Lets not forget what Azerbaijan did in 1988 to Armenians living in Sumgait.

    Why can’t we stop killing each other and live as humans together. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Turk, Azeri or Armenian, WE ARE ALL HUMANS.

  5. Reading this biased article makes me think that the author has not fully read or researched the history behind it.

    The hatred which has been pumped into the general population by the Turkish government spreads further than any of us know. The bastardization of the saying “We are all Hrant, We are all Armenians” to “You are all Armenian, you are all bastards” is despicable and is in fact condoning the politically fulled, government supported Assassination of Hrant Dink by a Turkish Nationalist.

    When the police take pictures with the murderer, praising him, the nation and it’s people are too far gone to even be considered a civilized, free thinking society. This is the kind hatred we are talking about. The de-humanization of a people.

    Further, I must add comment on two main issues about the Khodjaly incident where it is inferred that Genocide was carried out on civilians by Armenian Forces.

    A) During the blockade of Stepanakert (Xakedi), the 100,000 person population of the city was in famine. The area which the incident in question is claimed to have occurred, between Khodjaly and Agdam was under Azeri control until 1993. This military operation was designed to prevent loss of civilian life by creating a corridor through which the civilians could exit and the announcement was made to evacuate the civilian population. The Popular front decided not to evacuate the civilians. The fleeing civilians were killed along the corridor accidentally (or on purpose) and publicized on TV in Baku, claiming Genocide. A misunderstanding.

    B) The claim,however frayed, that the Armenian Forces committed Genocide is wrong. Though it is not the case, the crime which the Azeri government claims occurred does not constitute Genocide, a systematic extermination of a group carried out by order from the top. What they describe is closer to a Massacre, though it is not the case.

    Also, in this article, it is inferred that Armenian Politicians and Lobbyists, both inside and outside Turkey are happy about and welcome the prospect of open, violent protest. I am hard pressed to believe that today any group supports violence over this issue. It is simply a flawed observation, again demonizing Armenian Politicians and Lobbyists.

    I would like to receive a response about the issues which I have addressed above in a timely fashion.



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