August 12 2016 at 11:50 PM

Response to Re: Ani added on UNESCO World Heritage Site


A brief response to the listing by UNESCO was given in the comments section of the Armenian Weekly article. There was also an extended version, made in response to the comment by Seta Tabakian - but Armenian Weekly chose not to publish it.

The "Anatolia-ization" of Armenia (and Armenian culture and history) is a long term project (it probably started in the late 1990s) involving not just UNESCO but many state agencies, EU and American financed ngos, and assorted pliant or for-hire academics. Ani is no longer a medieval Armenian city, it is to be described as a medieval multicultural Anatolian city.

Related to this, the Hrant Dink Foundation has what it calls it's "Multicultural Heritage of Anatolia Project" - at least this "foundation" is now being honest about the hidden aims it has been pursuing since its inception: the elimination of Armenia used as a geographical and cultural term.

The result: all of historical Armenia is now "Anatolia", it was not culturally or historically Armenian at all, but was "multicultural" - and the ROA is merely a modern political entity that happens to currently exist on part of this larger multicultural territory called "Anatolia".

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