The Armenian Genocide claimed millions of lives and tormented the fate of thousands of women.
Ugur Umit Ungor, a Dutch scholar of Turkish origin, stated the aforesaid at a conference in the Hague, and devoted to the Armenian Genocide, reported the Reformatorisch Dagblad newspaper of the Netherlands.
“The difference between the [Armenian] Genocide and the [Jewish] Holocaust is that the women and girls were not always killed during the Armenian Genocide. Maybe some would say, ‘at least they were saved,’ but they were raped and forced to cohabit with Turks and Kurds for numerous years; and this is a tragedy which you can’t escape. Genocide is not only taken, but also tormented lives,” the Turkish scholar noted.
He added that the tragedy of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, continues today.
“How do the Islamic State militants explain their murders? [They say] the people [there] have to die, since Armenians also were among their forebears,” Ungor noted.