Freed Scholar Speaks Out (Armenia)





Yektan Turkyilmaz, the Duke doctoral student in cultural anthropology, who was arrested in Armenia, says the government didn't know what to make of him: a Turkish-born scholar studying in the United States who believes that Armenians were indeed slaughtered by Turks in 1915.

In an interview he remarked:"The interrogators’ questioning in the initial few days of my arrest was entirely devoted to my research, my political views and connections with Turkish intelligence and state officials. The concept of 'scholar' is meaningless to them. According to them, as the investigator put it, 'all scholars are spies.'"

(Click on the Source link above to read an interview with Turkyilmaz.)




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