Turkish Americans have launched the “Let History Decide” campaign in the U.S. to counter Armenian allegations over the events of 1915 involving the Ottoman Empire during World War I
Turkish Americans have launched the “Let History Decide” campaign in the U.S. to counter Armenian allegations over the events of 1915 involving the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
The campaign has been organized by the Turkish American Steering Committee, which consists of 145 Turkish American organizations. Several events have been planned under the campaign that will take place in different parts of the U.S., including Washington DC, New York and Texas.
The main slogan of the campaign is: “Unite us, not divide us.” According to the Turkish American Steering Committee’s website, a peace and solidarity walk is being organized on April 24 in Washington DC, which will begin in front of the White House and end at the Turkish Embassy.
After the walk, American Turks and their campaign supporters will remain in front of the embassy in response to the Armenian groups, who too gather there on April 24 each year to “occupy the sidewalk,” a committee representative says.
The committee has said it will also launch a Twitter hashtag #lethistorydecide on April 18.
Already, the campaign has a strong social media presence, including Twitter (@historydecide), Instagram and Facebook. Moreover, it has its own website: www.lethistorydecide.org
Turkish citizens at home and abroad feel that smear campaigns involving the 1915 events have turned into attacks against Turkey.