Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Asamblesi (ATAA), Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Federasyonu (FTAA), Washington merkezli Türk Amerikan Toplum Merkezi (TACC), Amerika Azerbaycan Cemiyeti ve Amerika Azerbaycan Konseyi, Başkan Obama’nın 24 Nisan’da 1915 olayları hakkında yaptığı açıklamaya tepki göstererek, bir mektup yolladılar.

Tüm Kuruluş Başkanlarının imzasını taşıyan mektupta, 1915 olaylarının doğru şekilde karakterize edilmediğinin altı çizilirken, ortak bir tarih komisyonu kurulmasını destekleyen Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nin, bu tür yanlış açıklamalar yapmasının doğru olmadığının altı çizildi. Başkan Obama'nın Anadolu’da katledilen Müslümanları görmezden gelmesinin son derece hayal kırıklığı yarattığı belirtilirken, Ermenistan’ın eli silahı gruplar ile soykırım yaptığını ve http://www.ethocide.com/ adlı siteden detayların bulunabileceğinin altı çizildi.

Başkan Obama’nın Ermeni terör örgütünün, Türk diplomatlarına yaptığı saldırıları da görmezden geldiği belirtildi. Ayrıca ASALA Liderlerinden Vazgen Sisiyan’ın 16 Nisan 2012’de yaptığı açıklamada Fransa’da geçirilmeye çalışılan yasa tasarısı ile ASALA terör bağlantısını gözler önüne sermesinin görmezden gelinemeyeceği belirtildi.

Mektubun sonunda, aşırı Ermeni milliyetçileri ve taraftarlarının, Amerika'da nefret, terör, sosyal,kültürel ve akademik alanda Türk Dünyasına saldırılarda bulunmasının önüne geçilmesi ve Başkan Obama’nın daha tarafsız şekilde konuya yaklaşmasının umut edildiği belirtildi.

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Armenian terrorism, revolts, and treason triggering this tragedy still not acknowledged

April 27, 2012

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Thank you for your sensitivity in your April 24th statement, issued in commemorating the 97th Anniversary of the "great catastrophe" that befell Ottoman Armenians because of the Armenian Nationalist Movement in eastern Ottoman Anatolia, where you, properly, did not characterize the events of 1915 as "genocide." This was a prudent move in support of United States policy to establish a historical commission comprising experts on Ottoman history to study the matter and assess whether the Turkish Armenian conflict constitutes genocide as defined by the UN Convention.

While we welcome this principled approach which respects the presumption of innocence of people of Turkish and Muslim heritage, we are disappointed that your message continues to ignore the even more profound suffering of Ottoman Muslims and Jews, over four million of whom perished as the Ottoman Empire was torn apart, and over one million of whom perished in eastern Anatolia during the Armenian Revolt (1885-1919). Please see www.turkishcoalition.org/issues-information/forced-migration-and-mortality-64.htm .

This single frame of an unassuming photo from an Armenian source, currently located at www.ethocide.com, showing Armenian cadets at an Armenian Military Academy in Bulgaria in 1906, aggressively brandishing their Russian made MOSIN rifles, should convince any skeptics that the Armenian narrative is severely flawed. We strongly urge edification on the broader issue of Muslim and Jewish migration and mortality as mostly Christian nationalist movements dismembered the Ottoman Empire and massacred and expelled its Muslim and Jewish populations.

The vast majority of scholars who are neither of Turkish or Armenian heritage and who would qualify as experts, believe that under the fact and international law, the Armenian case does not constitute genocide, and that to the contrary, Muslims and Jews have suffering of their own for which they might seek accountability. Please see, www.tc-america.org/scholar/scholar.html .

Furthermore, we are disappointed that the President's message does not address Armenian terrorism and extremism, which to date has claimed more than 70 lives, injured more than 700 civilians, and caused billions of dollars in property damage around the world. On April 16, 2012, the Armenian Secret Army (ASALA) commando leader Vazgen Sisiyan declared, "The fact that French Senate recently passed a bill criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide, I take as a result of the armed struggle of ASALA and the bloodshed by our colleagues". And he is only talking about the current (second) wave of Armenian terrorism.

Considering the fact that even an Armenian scholar places the origin of the first wave of Armenian terrorism at 1862, which ended in 1920, one can clearly see the threads of continuity in Armenian terrorism ( www.tallarmeniantale.com/lowry-threads-continuity.htm ) vis-a-vis the methods and weapons used, post-terror propaganda waged, and the kind of media and political support obtained, between the first and second waves. We fear a third wave might be upon us, unless Armenian terrorism is acknowledged and condemned resolutely.

We strongly urge edification on the problem of Armenian extremism in all its forms, may that be terrorism, hate crimes, hate speech, defamation of scholars, suppression of cultural expression in Turkish Festivals and on campuses across America, and harassment of academicians, public servants and activists who disagree with the Armenian allegation of genocide. Please see ATAA's Victim Impact Statement and Affidavits in the criminal sentencing hearing of Mourad Topalian, former Chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America for terrorism related crimes:



We have full confidence in you that you will do what is right.