THE METHODS AND MECHANISMS OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DENIAL IN MODERN TURKEY
The Turkish denialism was launched in parallel with the Armenian Genocide. It was developed as a state policy from the very outset and obtained new shapes during the time. As the American genocide scholar Henry Huttenbach describes, the genocide denial presents “the institutionalized denialism” . As Donald Bloxham asserts, the denialism is a vital instrument for formation of the Turkish national identity through making legends on the origin of modern Turkey. The new tactics, adopted by Turkey, can be characterized as “sprawling” denialism, which is more dangerous than the overt denial, since it may create seemingly an illusion of the intention to achieve the “objective” appraisements.
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