Lebanon-base historian and publicist Vicken Cheteryan who serves as lecturer at Geneva University has raised Turkey’s denialist policy of the Armenian genocide. Cheteryan published a photo on his Twitter from board of Turkish Airlines flight where the interactive map of the flight course shows no information about Armenia and Yerevan.
“A new denialist policy seems in place in Turkey, several friends who took Turkish Airlines remarked that Armenia, Yerevan etc. are absent from the screen. See this pic from Istanbul-Tashkent flight. Not just genocide is denied, but the existence of a nation,” Cheteryan tweeted.
To remind on April 24, the commemoration day of the Armenian genocide Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “the relocation of the Armenian gangs and their supporters” by the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century was “reasonable” at the time. In response to Erdogan’s comments Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan called it “a new high in denialism” of the Armenian Genocide, slamming Erdogan for “extreme hate speech”, and “insulting the Armenian people and humanity.”