Friday, August 26, 2016

Armenian Translation of Taner Akcam’s Book on Forced Armenian Islamization Released

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)— The Armenian translation of Turkish historian Taner Akcam’s book titled “Forced Islamization of Armenians: Silence, Denial and Assimilation” has been published in Yerevan, reports.
The book consists of three parts wherein the first part, the author speaks about the impossibility of an unbiased study of the Armenian Genocide issue in Turkey and difficulties and persecutions he has encountered.
The second part presents the story of discriminatory and biased discussions on the Turkish edition of Armenian Officer Sarkis Torossian’s Memoires, which raised a second wave of criticism against Akcam, who tracked down Torossian’s family in America.
In the third part, the author presents the policy of forces Islamization and assimilation of Armenians between 1915 and 1918. Akcam describes this as a structural element of the Armenian Genocide.
The book has been translated and prepared for publication at the Research Center on Western Armenian Studies. Translator Meline Anumyan has translated the book from Turkish, while Editor Haykazun Alvrtyan led the editing.
The book published under the sponsorship of the Jerair Nishanian Foundation is dedicated to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide.

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