Tuesday 24 October 2017

Good to recall Gallipoli - but don't forget Armenia

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Last week, we had a lot of talk about two centenaries. Micheal Martin talked about 1916 at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis. President Michael D Higgins talked about April 1915, Gallipoli. But the media missed the most significant aspects of these speeches.

Few reports on the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis marked the most significant moment - the spontaneous standing ovation he got for his searing indictment of the Provisional IRA.

Most reports on Gallipoli failed to note that no visiting head of state asked their Turkish hosts to acknowledge that last week was also the centenary of the Turkish massacre of 1.5 million Christian Armenians.

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