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A French school in which a controversial Armenian “genocide” cartoon was shown in class to students, including Turkish children, has told Turkish parents to "not exaggerate" the situation, Anatolia news agency reported.
 
During a meeting with the parents of the children and members of the anti-racism COJEP International foundation, school officials advised parents to "not look for ill intent" and suggested that the crisis may have been caused by the inexperience of the teacher who picked out the cartoon for the class.
 
The school further said the cartoon was not in any of the source material for the class but that the teacher simply took the picture from the Internet and distributed it among the students with the instructions that they interpret the drawing and deduce why Turkey “cannot join the EU” based on its subject matter, a COJEP member told AA.
 
The picture depicted a Turk trying to climb a mountain while carrying a basket full of skulls with the words "Armenian Genocide" written on its side.

April/24/2012

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john albay

3/2/2013 4:10:09 PM

well what do you expect from a left wing looney in france!! They try to brainwash their childrenn to hate everything that is not opa left wing cause.@Mar I agree with your post 100%!!Perhaps when france declairs its self bankrupt the arrogance will stop,as the french are in general very arrogant towards non french people.

Turk Uzan

3/2/2013 1:16:23 AM

@ American, wow that's an ignorant statement. that was a company, you make it seem like it was the state. Also even if it was in bad taste, the commercial actually belittled Hitler and made fun of him not glorify him like you make it seem. @ Sergio , non of the comment say that. We don't believe in the Genocide period, the territories you speak of were also inhabited by Turks, Kurds etc. And it was the Dashnak that first tried to ethnically cleanse the area from all those pesky Muslims

Turk Uzan

3/2/2013 1:09:31 AM

"inexperience of the teacher" Yeah, ... that was it! .. " the teacher simply took the picture from the Internet and distributed it among the students with the instructions that they interpret the drawing and deduce why Turkey “cannot join the EU” based on its subject matter" ,, ho wait, that's what I would call indoctrination.Even if you believe in the alleged (and fake) genocide, this is sick and wrong, it's indoctrination, its demonizing Turks trying to make us seem less human

Sergio Pocini

5/9/2012 7:43:54 AM

A simple answer to the comments which says that the present Turks have nothing to do with the Ottomans, who were responsible for the genocide is as follows: The present Turks are the people who are using and enjoying the huge territories which were inhabited by Armenians. All the men in these territories were killed and the women and children were forced out to perish in the Syrian desert. You cannot inherit the asset and forget the liability!

The Prisoner

4/25/2012 10:08:00 AM

Until Turkiye and Armenians resolve this issue it will drag on and on. However, what on earth are French teachers trying to do by politicising young children? Typical of the French arrogance and ignorance!

sid solo

4/24/2012 10:45:41 PM

Nothing new on the western front: In times of decline of the capitalist system, nationalism, racism, homophobia and such are allowed to show their ugly heads to fulfil a valve-role, air peoples anger against each other and not against the system.

american american

4/24/2012 9:28:38 PM

yes, yes shame on that one teacher. it is a good thing that turkey is a mature country that, for example, doesn't think it is appropriate to use hitler to sell shampoo!

mara mcglothin

4/24/2012 5:19:33 PM

Perhaps this would be a good time to make some t-shirts that say "Let them eat cake" with a bunch of severed heads on the front and Marie Antionette with her foot on somebody's neck, THEN we will see who exaggerates! Bad taste is universal.

ahmet meric

4/24/2012 3:03:28 PM

İt is said to this "Both guilty and powerful one".İn France who is making the policy!Teachers or politicians?İt seems,these teachers know everything but don't understand children education,pedeaology,given excuse is not enough from this point...

Armenoglu Gevour

4/24/2012 1:49:23 PM

Poor kids, and parents of course. They do not want to learn or to know the truth. I guess because the truth hurts.
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