Teacher, journalist and writer, Kemal Yacin received several awards for his works, including Turkey. In 1981, he was forced to flee Turkey for political reasons.
As a student, he read in Turkish textbooks that Armenians were traitors.
Today, at a press conference in Yerevan, the writer hoped that one day the copy of the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial built in Turkey. After his visit, he said he was very shocked.
The first time he met an Armenian, was in Germany. A woman teacher Armenian from Istanbul. “Meline taught us all about different countries, but never anything about Armenia and Armenians,” he said. “When I asked her why she avoided speaking of his country and its people, she replied,” It is impossible to talk about our pain. “
Kemal Yacin devoted more than 5000 pages to the Armenian people and the Armenian genocide, but he says “I know it’s nothing compared to the suffering of the Armenian people. Do I carry this pain in my soul and I am aware that I still have to do a lot to support your just cause. “
The dream of the author is to see a copy of Tsitsernakaberd built in Ankara. “I want to see the Turks lay flowers at the memorial to the innocent victims every April 24 as do the Armenians,” he said.
Jean Eckian © armenews.com