Monday, June 29, 2009
At the press conference to launch the publication of the Turkish translation of the 'Blue Book' Uncensored Edition, The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; documents presented to Viscount Grey of Fallodon by Viscount Bryce, edited and translated by Ara Sarafian. There was a lively discussion, centring on the attempts made in 2005 by British Parliamentarians to engage in a dialogue with Turkish MPs on the authenticity of the documents in the Blue Book, which the Turks had invited us to repudiate. When we wrote to the Turks inviting them to debate the issue, none of them replied, perhaps unsurprisingly considering that hardly any of them could have read the Blue Book. Now that its available to them in Turkish, we have renewed our challenge on their doorstep, and await their reply. Photo by kind permission of Gagik Karagheuzian.