Friday, September 05, 2008

Soccer Starts the Healing Process

This article describes a good start to healing old wounds. There is no love lost between Armenia and Turkey, but historically they were close and shared much common culture. While certainly, there was incomprehensible destruction of the Armenian people and culture between the tail end of the Ottoman Empire and the start of the modern Turkey, healing and progress cannot be made until contemporaries come together, establish ties and work together. There is much history and culture that binds Turks and Armenians, as much as they do not want to admit it. Since no one is going to come out and say "we were wrong, you are right" (except for Hrant Dink who was assassinated for saying that) - by skipping that step, and moving on to reconciliation and establishing ties, eventually, it will open peoples eyes and minds and allow them to subsequently re-visit that often desired first step.

1 comment:

Margee said...

I appreciate your postings as they lead me to read articles that I would otherwise miss. Keep up the postings.