Famous Istanbul writer of Armenian origin Sevan Nisanyan commented on the situation in Turkey.
“Turkey is in the state of 1914 and the end will be in 1918. I hope they will not show understanding this time,” Nisanyan said.
1914 marks the start of the First World War. This resulted in the surrender of Turkey in 1918 and division of the territory. Subsequently, Mustafa Kemal succeeded in establishing the Republic of Turkey.