One hundred and six years after the Genocide, the unrepentant perpetrator is still next door, and its Turanic plans still being driven forward, at the expense of Armenia.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls the surviving Armenians “leftovers of the sword,” meaning that they deserved the fate of their martyred kin, yet have been spared the execution they deserved in the minds of their executioners.
In his turn, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev continues to characterize Armenians as the enemy and brags that the Azerbaijani army has chased the Armenians “like dogs” from its territory. This kind of parlance is not a lexicon for political discourse in the 21st century. And yet, Armenia is poised to sign a peace treaty with leaders who have such a mindset.
The Turkish delegation was received by Aliyev.
To further explore the irony of that logic, we need to quote the Turkish daily, Sabah, which has covered the victory celebrations in Shushi, where Turkey was represented by Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
“Speaking at the ceremony, Akar said, ‘Victory has been won but a new struggle has begun to ensure a permanent peace that will bring stability to the Caucasus after many years.’