Dutch Parliament Recognizes Greek, Assyrian and Armenian Genocide

Greek, Assyrian and Armenian GenocideThe Dutch Parliament passed a binding resolution yesterday recognizing the genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One. The resolution, tabled by MP Joel Voordewind from the Christian Union party, enjoyed wide support from various parties, including Christian Union, People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, Christian Democratic Appeal, Reformed Political Party and Labor Party. The resolution was strongly opposed by two Turkish MPs but passed by a strong majority vote.

“The aim of this motion is to recognize the Armenian as well as the Assyrian genocide,” said Voordewind, “and bring the Turkish government closer to Armenia. This is an important signal from the Dutch Parliament to the Turkish government to acknowledge its past actions. I hope in the end this will bring both countries to a better understanding and reconciliation with each other.”

Armenia recognized the Assyrian genocide on March 24. In 2007, the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) recognized the Assyrian and Greek genocide. In 2010, Sweden recognized the Assyrian, Greek and Armenian genocide.

The genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians was committed by Ottoman Turks during World War One, between 1915 and 1923. The genocide claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.

While the Armenian genocide is widely known and recognized, the genocide of Assyrians and Greeks is lesser known. But the genocide of Assyrians and Greeks cannot be separated from the Armenian genocide, as they were perpetrated at the same time and by the same policy. The genocide is one and the same. It was a genocide against Christians.

Assyrians have worked with Greeks and Armenians to pressure Turkey to recognize the genocide of World War One.

(source: AINA)


  • Marcus77

    OMG, the crusaders attack is not over yet , as long as Muslims are killed it is business as usual, but anyone under the cross killed for killing for self defense whole cross world is up and arms,. who cares , you guys keep cooking in your own hate, there is nothing you can do about it, This is why Turks are keep arming themselves and they should build a nuclear weapon asap, this is not going to bring anyone togather, Dutch should explain how they got 15,000 people killed by Serbians just 10 years ago???? in oh l forgot, they were muslims , oh well who cares right. yeah Turks better get the nuclear bomb. this hate never ends in the west. they better be ready

  • infidel

    first time I’ve felt any pride in being Dutch in a long time.

  • Karanikolas

    Turkey will not get anywhere near a bomb, she will be wiped out before even thinking about it! And now the yunnani will find there roots in Anatolia . Not as easy as you think.
    Better shut up and pray that the USA still tolerates the bullshit turkey plays.
    Just leve life and don’t get too big for your boots.

  • Phil

    Some of the modern Turks claim to be related to Ottomans. They like to take credit for conquests of Ottomans but don’t want to take moral responsibility for the countless atrocities Ottomans committed. (a pattern of aggression that continues to this day when Turkish government senselessly troll Greek territorial waters with weapons of war)

    It seems like some Turks are hardwired to commit genocide on ethnic minorities. Even today modern Turkish government colludes in Skopje’s bizarre attempt to usurp our very identity. What they are doing is consciously trying to ethnic cleanse Greeks vis-a-vis attacking our identity. We need to respond to this behavior by supporting Kurdish self-determination rather than current neutrality on issue. We also need to go after modern Turkish identity to give Erdogan and his Islamistfascist supporters taste of their own medicine.

    The reality is most modern Turks aren’t related to original Ottomans (a more asiatic looking people). They are mostly local peoples whose ancestors were assimilated into Turkish national identity. Not all modern Turks are bad people but until moderate Turks kick out the current neo-Ottoman Islamofascists threatening Greece out of office we need to take actions to defend ourselves. Talking “peace” with fanatics actively threatening our country isn’t peace. It’s cowardice.

  • Vagrant Zero

    Russia will wipe you Muslim dogs off the face of the earth if it so much as even fantasizes about you getting a nuke. You think they’d ever let you have nukes that close to their borders? Keep dreaming.

  • Marcus77

    Turks already have the bomb idiot, they got it from Pakistan loong time ago, they never talk about it, and Russia giving nuclear energy to Turkey, you guys better mend your home almost out of money and will be 4th world country

  • Heraclius

    I love when Muslims bring up the crusades but forget that the Crusades were merely a response to muslim Invasion of christian territories. Prior to the late 600’s Most of the middle east was part of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire and predominantly christian. The muslims invaded slowly seizing those territories and forcing conversion through high taxes and death threats. The Ottoman turks finished the job from 1071-1453 to wipe out the Byzantine empire and establish an Islamic empire in its stead. How you make your bed is how you sleep in it. You started the war. take responsibility for your own actions as well. You hide behind your religion in the name of conquest and power just as much as the christians do.

  • Avram Cohen

    BS!! Legitimate military targets, you sound like a Turk hiding behind an Assyrian name!? The Armenians defended themselves the best they can to protect their families, even the Jews in the Holocaust fought back as much as they can, that doesn’t make them legitimate targets of the Islamic Turks who are no different than the ISIS of today! Close to 3 million Christian Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks were butchered, men, women and CHILDREN by these Islamic quacks!

  • corey_m

    Genocide activists disregard facts while busily
    brainwashing our children at highschools:

    1- Genocide is a legal term defined by the U.N. 1948 convention, not negotiable
    or retroactive.

    2- Genocide verdict can only be given by a competent court after due process
    where both sides are properly represented and evidence mutually cross examined.

    3- For a genocide verdict, the accusers must prove intent . This could never be
    done by the Armenians whose evidence is mostly hearsay or forgeries.

    4- A competent court was never convened in the case of Turkish-Armenian
    conflict and a genocide verdict does not exist.

    5- Genocide claim is political, not factual. It reflects bias against Turks.
    Therefore, the term genocide must be used with the qualifier alleged, for
    scholarly objectivity and truth.

    6- Not all suffering is genocide. Mutual killings do not qualify.

    History is not a matter of conviction, consensus, resolutions, editorials, or
    propaganda. History is a matter of honest research, peer review, reasoned
    debate, and true scholarship. Even historians, by definition, cannot decide on
    a genocide verdict, a task which is reserved for a competent court with its
    legal expertise and due process.

    Fair-minded
    truth-seekers must be allowed to hear the other side of the story. Truth should
    not be censored because Armenians scream, shout, intimidate, harass, and
    terrorize.

  • Tgfv

    And the Dutch should also explain why the Bosniaks were using the UN protected zones to launch attacks against the Adjacent Serbian Villages and why they did nothing.

    You should also explain why now there is a destruction of Orthodox shrines in Kosovo, the current attempts to exterminate Serbian culture, language and presence in Kosovo…

    You can even explain why there are porous borders in Southern Turkey, exassibating the conflicts in Syria and Iraq

    I reckon instead of arming with a nuclear bomb, they should arm themselves with buses and go back to their Turkmenistan…
    They have brought nothing but destruction and misery in Europe and their legacy is showing in Europe and the Middle East for all to see

  • Phil

    According the current clown running Turkey the millions the Ottomans murdered were actually the perps for trying to liberate their own homelands that the Ottomans had conquered only a few centuries prior (including 1000 year Greco-Roman state of our ancestors).

    We also learned recently in the “Water Diviner”, based on a book co-written by LEFTIST “Greek” Andrew Anastasios. that the Turks were actually the real victims to Greeks!