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Doğan Akhanlı - "The Armenian Genocide is not past history"

Doğan Akhanlı, is a Turkish intellectual living in Berlin, who has recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide.

He has written a play entitled “A Mother’s Silence” that tells the story of a Turkish girl raised in Germany who one day notices the tattoo of an Armenian cross on her mother’s chest.

The play was performed yesterday at Berlin’s Unterm Dach Theater to a packed audience of Germans, Armenians and Turks.

“The Armenian Genocide is not past history that took place some 100 years ago. It is very real today and impacts our lives today. We must change the people’s mentality by talking about the issue. And I, as a man of the theater, am trying to make my voice reach the people,” notes Akhanlı.

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