Colloque international Copenhague 10-11 Mai 2002 :
"Génocide arménien, allégations & dénis"

  • = First Day: Friday, 10 May 2002 - University of Copenhagen

    - Morning Session: The Armenian Genocide and Its Denial
    . Welcome: Prof. Uffe Østergård, Director, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    . Chair: Dr. Eric Markusen, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    . Dr. Vahakn Dadrian, Zoryan Institute, New York, "Denial Versus Compelling Evidence of Genocide: The Armenian Case." . Dr. Richard Hovannisian, University of California, Los Angeles, "The Changing Faces of Denial of the Armenian Genocide."

    - Afternoon Session,
    . Part I: The Consequences of Denial
    . Chair: Dr. Anna Leander, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute . Ragip Zarakolu, Turkish Human Rights Association, Istanbul, "The Impact of the Armenian Genocide and Its Denial on Contemporary Turkey."
    . Dr. Hélène Piralian, Psychoanalyst, Paris, " The Impact of Genocide Denial on Descendants of Armenian Victims." . Responses by two Third Generation Armenians.
    . Rupen Boyadjian, Zurich.
    . Christopher Arzrouni, Copenhagen - Afternoon Session, Part II: Denmark and the Armenian Genocide (17:00>18:30) . Chair: Dr. Mehmet Necef, University of Southern Denmark
    . Dr. Henning Lehmann, Aarhus University, "Danish Reactions to the Armenian Genocide and to Other Armenian Question¹ Around the Turn of the Century."

  • = Second Day: Saturday, 11 May 2002

    - Morning Session: A Role for Parliaments in Addressing Historical Issues?
    . The Case of Armenia and Turkey: A Roundtable Discussion
    . Welcome: Prof. Uffe Østergård, Director, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies . Moderator: Dr. Tarja Cronberg, Director, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute . Nicolas Tavitian, Brussels, "A Brief Overview of Parliamentary Initiatives."
    . Participants: . Mogens Camre, Denmark, Member of the European Parliament
    . Margrete Auken , Member of the Danish Parliament . Murad Artin, Member of the Swedish Parliament
    . Retired Ambassador Pulat Tacar, Permanent Delegate of the UNESCO National Commission of Turkey
    . Bülent Akarcali, Deputy, Motherland Party, Turkey . Dr. Tessa Hofmann, Free University of Berlin.
    . Wolfgang Gust, Journalist, Hamburg

    - Afternoon Session: Politics of the Past
    . Chair and Closing Remarks: Prof. Uffe Østergård, Director, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    . Retired Ambassador Gündüz Aktan, Former Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations, "Turkish-Armenian Dialogue: Challenges and Prospects."
    . Dr. Taner Akcam, University of Michigan, "The Problem of the Armenian Genocide: The Existing . Factions, Intervention of Third Parties, and the Possibility of Conflict Resolution."
    . Dr. Elazar Barkan, Claremont Graduate University, California, "Historical Crimes, Political Realism, and Morality: With Reflections on the Armenian Genocide."

  • The board of Danish Association for Research on the Caucasus


  • Réactions turques et falsifications sur la tenue du colloque

  • Turkish government party calls for protest against Denmark over Armenian meeting ---
  • BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; May 8, 2002
  • Ankara, 7 May:

  • Bulent Akarcali, the deputy leader of the Motherland Party (ANAP) said on Tuesday [7 May] that biased people who will talk against Turkey were elected for a meeting in Denmark pertaining to allegations on so-called genocide on Armenians, and called on all the citizens to protest Denmark.
  • Akarcali, following ANAP Chairmanship Council, briefed the journalists about a meeting that would be held by Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies of Southern Denmark and Aarhus Universities regarding allegations on so-called genocide on Armenians.
  • Akarcali said biased people who will talk against Turkey are elected systematically, noting that "Danish government support vulgar and mean games played on Turkey. I am calling on my government, state and particularly the citizens to protest Danish embassy and consulate in Turkey".
  • "On the first day of the meeting, those who will speak about Armenian allegations will talk. People who go from Turkey were not given the right to speak on the first day. One person, whose name is Turkish, but does everything apart from defending Turkism and defending Turkey's interests, and two people who were proved to be traitors, will speak as if they represent Turkey," Akarcali said.
  • He said few people who go from Turkey were given the right to speak on the second day of the meeting, noting that only 10 minutes were given to them. Akarcali said, "as those who will speak against Turkey were given the right to speak the whole day, the time allocated to us to give response to those is limited with 10 minutes."
  • Stating that Denmark government claims that the centre is an independent institution, but he added that the centre is in fact financed by Denmark Ministry of Research. Akarcali wanted Denmark to be protested harshly.
  • When journalists recalled that EU term presidency will be given to Denmark in June, and asked whether or not relations would be effected within this scope, Akarcali said: "Although the universities in Denmark should be scientific, they wanted to turn the universities into the nest of hatred."
  • Akarcali said despite all these, they would go to Denmark and defend the rights of Turkey with documents and speeches.

  • Source: Anatolia news agency, Ankara, in English 1426 gmt 7 May 02

-I.Présentation - II.Arménologie - III.Fonds documentaire du CRDA - IV.La vie arménienne en diaspora -V.La culture arménienne et l'art - VI.Histoire - VII.Arménie(s) - VIII.Les différents environnements & l'Arménie - IX.Génocide de 1915 et enchaînements politico-médiatiques - X.Inconscient(s) collectif(s), Mémoire(s) et 1915 - XI.Religion(s) et Théologie(s)