Revue de presse - Armeniaca : The AFP and the Two "Theses" of the Armenian Genocide
Publié le : 24-06-2016
Le site Armeniaca (animé par l'historien Vartan Matiossian) a traduit en anglais, sous le titre "The AFP and the Two "Theses" of the Armenian Genocide", l'article de Séta Papazian, Présidente du Collectif VAN [Vigilance Arménienne contre le Négationnisme], publié le vendredi 24 juin 2016 sur le site de La Règle du Jeu.
The AFP and the Two "Theses" of the Armenian Genocide
Translated from French by Vartan Matiossian
Every time that it is about the mass murder of 1915, the AFP is distinguished by frequently adding quotation marks to the word "genocide," including those cases when it does not correspond to any citation in the text. When it could content itself by stressing that Turkey persists in its denial, AFP chose to release, in detail and without caution, the falsified history, bitterly defended by the Turkish state. The communication agencies – commissioned by Ankara and Baku with millions of dollars – dreamed it and AFP graciously took it upon itself.
Do you imagine a double presentation of the Shoah "according to the Jews" and "according to Faurisson" every time that the annihilation of the European Jews is touched in the press? The sheer evocation of this hypothesis creates shudders.
It is the exercise that makes AFP in the information disseminated – including the English language – about the Armenian genocide, given a sizable boost to the Turkish "Faurisson" denounced by Pierre Vidal-Naquet in The Assassins of Memory.
The worst has been done in its dispatch of June 21 about the visit of Pope Francis to Armenia:
"La Turquie n’accepte pas que des Etats étrangers reprennent la thèse des Arméniens, selon lesquels 1,5 million des leurs ont été tués entre 1915 et 1917, dans un « génocide » à la fin de l’Empire ottoman. Elle affirme qu’il s’agissait d’une guerre civile dans laquelle 300 à 500.000 Arméniens et autant de Turcs ont trouvé la mort" [Turkey does not accept that foreign states adopt the thesis of the Armenians, according to whom 1.5 million Armenians were murdered between 1915 and 1917, in a "genocide" at the end of the Ottoman Empire. It affirms that it was a civil war where 300,000 to 500,000 Armenians and a similar number of Turks died.]
"Thesis." The word has been cast. On behalf, without any doubt, of an impossible equilibrium of information between executioners and victims, the AFP makes from a genocide widely documented the object of a debate between two "theses" that would be equally valid.
Thesis A: according to the descendants of the survivors, it is a genocide; thesis B: according to the heirs of Talaat Pasha (the Turkish "Hitler"), it is collateral damage of a "civil war": the conclusion à la carte is left to the discretion of the reader. Out with the work of international historians who have widely studied and determined the facts.
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L'article original en français, L'AFP et les "deux thèses" du génocide arménien, est à découvrir ici sur le site de La Règle du Jeu, lancé par Bernard-Henri Levy.
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