Justin McCarthy an known revisionist of the Armenian Genocide, who says that the survival of some Armenians proves that a genocide did not take place.
'Turkey should use propaganda against Armenian Genocide'
Professor Justin McCarthy from the U.S Louisville University said on Monday that Turks had not committed genocide against the Armenians and Turkey should use comprehensive propaganda to counter the Armenian allegations.
Speaking at a conference organized by the Rotary 2420th District Governorship at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Salon in Istanbul, McCarthy said the French parliament's approval of the Armenian genocide allegations and initiatives in the American Congress to get the claims accepted were wrong.
Stressing that the Armenians' accusations that Turkey had committed genocide were illogical, McCarthy said Turkey was one of the most important countries in the world and a model country in its region.
He also emphasized that the resolution taken by several countries' parliaments concerning the Armenian genocide claims were politically motivated.
Drawing attention to the fact that the Christian missionary and British Propaganda Office played very important roles in spreading these allegations during World War I, McCarthy said similar propaganda was continuing today.
"In order to prevent this incorrect propaganda Turkey should open the Ottoman archives," he said.
He also noted that brochures, handouts and books should be prepared that explain that Turkey did not commit genocide against any nation and also the Ottomans' religious tolerance with other nations during its rule.
"Although there are 2,000 brochures with the Armenian's claims, in the American teachers' hands they can teach two million children, while there are no documents or brochures concerning Turkey's view," he said.
Emphasizing that not only should the state's propaganda be influential and convincing, McCarthy said other civil organizations should take part in the promotional work.