So this is how Obama put it to Turkey: “At the end of , Turkey could have succumbed to the foreign powers that were trying to claim its territory, or sought to restore an ancient empire. But Turkey chose a different future. You freed yourself from foreign control. And you founded a Republic that commands the respect of the United States and the wider world.There is a simple truth to this story: Turkey’s democracy is your own achievement. It was not forced upon you by any outside power, nor did it come without struggle and sacrifice. Like any democracy, Turkey draws strength from both the successes of the past, and from the efforts of each generation of Turks that makes new progress for your people.”
No mention of Turkey’s genocide of Armenians. No hint. No nod. Just a democracy emerging out of World War I. Great rewrite. Sure to make Turkish nationalists rake their pee with raki tonight.