18:28, 14 November, 2012
YEREVAN, November 14, ARMENPRESS: “Brave book”, this is how the book of Turkish writer Hasan Cemal “1915. Ermeni Soykirimi” which means “1915. Armenian Genocide” was considered by German “Culture” radio station. As reports Armenpress on November 13 outstanding German radio station has devoted a whole program to Cemal’s book, his observations on Armenian Genocide and their friendship with Hrant Dink. The program mainly referred to the confession of Hasan Cemal about his grandfather who participated in the massacres of Armenians.
“The issue of Armenian Genocide has been a taboo in Turkish history for a long time, and Hasan Cemal has been raised with this taboo. His own approaches, issues and perceptions Cemal has collected in his book “1915. Armenian Genocide”. The cover of the book reflects Cemal putting white carnations near the flame in Tsitsernakaberd memorial” noted the radio station. The station quoted Cemal as saying “I was feeling to destroy the “wall” of taboo inside me. But I remembered the word of my friend, Hrant Dink when saying “Lets finally come together and respect our pain””.
The author of the book has earlier stated ”We cannot move forward without confronting and taking into consideration the events of the past. We cannot keep an eye on the anguish of the past. Moreover the pain of 1915 is not a story, it is a current day issue’’.
The first chapter of the book runs how Hasan comes to know 1915 events. Then the author dwells on how he became to be called ”parricide” after coming forth with his obtained information and statements in the course of Hrant Dink’s assassination hearings in 2006. The second chapter of the book tells the author’s way of thinking before reveal of 1915 events and reportedly how it changed in the course of the time. The most interesting part of the book is the third chapter entitled ”Pasha Grandfather or Cemal Pasha family”. This chapter tells about 1915 Armenian Genocide organizer Cemal Pasha and his family. Hasan Cemal has repeatedly stated he recognizes 1915 events Genocide. He visited Tsitsernakeberd and laid a wreath at the Genocide Memorial in 2008.
German “Culture” has concluded its program referring to the 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide which will be respected by Armenian all over the world.” Whether Turkey will manage to conclude peace with Armenia or not. This process should be supported by such brave and courageous people as Hasan Camal” noted German journalist.