ISTANBUL (Agos) — Today’s issues of the daily Cumhuriyet and Özgür Gündem newspapers have been published with Armenian headlines .
Cumhuriyet chose Այլեւս երբէք (Never Again) as its headline, while Özgür Gündem featured the words Տես, իմացիր, առերեսուիր (See, Hear, Confront).
In its headline on April 24, 2015, the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Cumhuriyet featured the words “Never Again” in Armenian, preceded by a heading stating, ‘We mourn the shared pain of these lands suffered 100 years ago’. The piece went on to state “The pain of the disaster that took place during the time of the Ottoman Empire remains fresh. It is time to confront this wound which paralyzes the mind, the conscience, and the sense of right and justice; so it happens never again!”.
Özgür Gündem, on the other hand, also commemorated the Assyrian Genocide, Seyfo, stating, “In the planned genocide carried out by the state in 1915, 1,5 million Armenians and 500 thousand Assyrians were deported and massacred. The wound remains open… The AKP government claims the genocide as its own by denying it, while peoples say, ‘recognize, confront and apologize’.”