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Yet another scandalous disclosure is made in the book entitled 1915: Armenian Genocide, which is written by Hasan Cemal, the grandson of Cemal Pasha who is one of the architects behind the Armenian Genocide. 

In his book, Hasan Cemal reflected on the national belonging of the mother of Ilhan Selcuk, the well-known nationalist journalist of Cumhuriyet [Republic] daily, and stressed that Selcuk always concealed this. He did not even told his close ones as to when his mother had died, and he did not mourn her death, Radikal daily of Turkey reports.  

This disclosure was widely covered by Turkish media.  

To note, Turkish journalist Tuncay Opcin had written earlier that an Armenian acquaintance had said Selcuk had a hang-up that his mother was Armenian and his aunt from his mother’s side was buried in an Armenian cemetery in Istanbul, and that is why Selcuk had gone to the nationalist side.

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