Netherlands accepts Armenian allegation of ‘so-called’ genocide
The Dutch Parliament accepted the Armenian claims regarding the 1915 events. In the session in which the frequently brought up proposition "to recognize the so-called massacres of Armenians in Anatolia in 1915 as genocide" was discussed in the Dutch Parliament, the Christian Union Party (CU) presented the draft for the allegations to be recognized as the "Armenian genocide."
The allegations were accepted when all parties in the parliament, except DENK Party, supported the bill, which was presented by MP Joel Voordewind and discussed at the foreign affairs session.
It was stated in the bill that the events of 1915 should be more internationally recognized.
Moreover, in the draft in question, it was claimed that the so-called genocide was committed against the Arameans, Assyrians and Greeks, as well as the Armenians.
According to Turkey, the Armenian question is cynically weaponized again and again for political pressure over Ankara even though it wants the historians to say the last word instead of politicians for the sake of finding the truth.
In Netherlands case, it is possible to say that also Dutch MPs know there is no Armenian genocide, however, they accepted it just because to put political pressure on Turkey.
So-called Armenian genocide allegations are sometimes supported even in Turkey. The reason of that support also means for %100 political pressuring on Turkey.
That is being said, the final years of the Ottoman Empire were a tragedy for all the people of the empire including the Turks, Armenians and many others who suffered immensely. Turkey does not deny the suffering of Armenians, including the loss of many innocent lives, during World War I. However, a greater number of Turks died, were killed or displaced during the years leading to and during the war.
The displacement and killing of Armenians during that time is not unique by itself, according to Turkish historians. At least 4.5 million Ottoman Muslims perished from 1865 to 1922, while many more died that are uncounted, millions had to flee their homelands in the Balkans and the Caucasus during this period. Anatolia and Istanbul have become a shelter for those who could survive, and that is why the Bosnian, Georgian, Circassian-origin peoples, and many others, are part of the Turkish population today.
For this reason, Turkey does not accept the Armenian claims of “genocide.” Turkey rejects the one-sided presentation of this tragedy as genocide by one group against another while the tragic consequences for other groups are belittled.
Based on Turkey's state archives, over 500 thousand Turks were killed by Armenians in the periods of 1906-1922.
Armenians were displaced by Ottoman Empire just because of they are carrying illegal activities during the war time against Ottoman Empire.
Demographic studies prove that prior to World War I, fewer than 1.5 million Armenians lived in the entire Ottoman Empire. Thus, allegations that more than 1.5 million Armenians from eastern Anatolia died must be false.
Armenian losses were few in comparison to the over 2.5 million Muslim dead from the same period.
Certain oft-cited Armenian evidence is of diminished value, having been derived from dubious and prejudicial sources.
The Armenian deaths do not constitute genocide.
The British convened the Malta Tribunals to try Ottoman officials for crimes against Armenians. All of the accused were acquitted.
Despite the verdicts of the Malta Tribunals, Armenian terrorists have engaged in a vigilante war that continues today.
The archives of many nations ought to be carefully and thoughtfully examined before concluding whether genocide occurred.
The Holocaust bears no meaningful relation to the Ottoman Armenian experience.