The Atlantic Monthly focused in its latest edition on the Armenian vote in the upcoming elections in an article entitled “McCain’s Armenia Problem.”
The article says, in part,
“ John McCain is the first presidential candidate in the past two decades who is on the record as opposing genocide recognition without already being a member of the incumbent Administration…
“The Turkish Parliament on Tuesday voted to extend the mission of its troops with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the Anatolia news agency reported.”
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Since the protest was organized by Zavarian Students’ Association and Lebanese Youth Association (both follow the Tashnag Party), the issue was politicized and the government (at that time) ignored the demonstration. Today, the Turkish Parliament has extended the mission of its troops which means nothing has changed in the Lebanese politics and the politicians’ respect for their citizens.
Many Lebanese would say that this is Lebanon and not Armenia and ask why Turkish troops should not be included in the peace-keeping forces.