9315 - The Greek- Armenian alliance

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou

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The Greek-Armenian alliance is not a utopia; it is a necessity deriving not only from the existence of the genocides, which we have undergone by genocidist Kemal, but also from the passion for freedom and love for our land. Moreover, in the context of Christianity, we have so much in common that there is no point in counting. The Armenian people is not a foreign one, it is ours. And the existing liaisons between us are bonds obliging us to act not only rationally, but also always with human decency. Our both peoples are minor, but rare. It is for this reason that they have offered so much to Humanity. Thus, we cannot betray such friendship, no matter the excuse. Kemal decapitated us and put our heads the one next to the other. We were hurt in same blood; we shed the same tears, because we had the same perpetrator. However, the deeper reason is the humanity of our peoples. It is for this reason that our own became victims. But, we have to realize that many of those became Just by time. It is this mixing of time and humanity that connects our two peoples long before genocide. These two peoples have to care one another for an alliance framework to exist. It does not matter that the two states do not share same borders in space; what matters is that they share time. There was no need for these two peoples to have suffered a genocide to be unified. They had already been in the same context and it was exactly for this reason that they have become genocidists’ targets. The conflict takes place between values and principles. Turkey’s problem is that her whole background is only an issue of principles and only that. For, as regards values, her foundations consist of the multiple genocide victims. Thus, we have to focus on Artsakh too, because we cannot let them alone, namely the Armenians against the Azeris guided by the Turkish regime. Artsakh is not a territory in question; but it is an Armenian land over centuries now. If we truly want to resist barbarity, which is able to destroy an Armenian cemetery by its official army and not by extreme elements, we have to be cautious at our strategic moves and consequently at our national decisions. For, if we want to be respected by others, we have to be respectable. And this holds for both, allies and enemies. Otherwise the state does not in practice support the Greek-Armenian alliance.