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Candidate of Philology science, Associate Professor Lousineh Sahakyan is doing research on our spiritual treasures which are left in Western Armenia. In our newspaper we have already presented her book “Hamshen’s Toponymical Names”. Today we present her new book – “Making Turkish the toponymical names in Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkey” – which was published in Armenian, Russian, English by “Montreal-Arod” in Canada.

The problem of defending, keeping and restoring of Armenian toponyms at present has a strategic meaning for us. Consistent annihilation and change of Armenian settlement names by the Turks the author assesses as a historical-cultural genocide.

“Substitution of the name “Western Armenia” with “Eastern Anatolia” means rejection from Homeland from our side, renunciation of the Armenian genocide, forgetting its consequences, depreciation of Armenian nation’s rights towards Western Armenia”.

Gevorg Asatryan

Category: #16 (932) 26.04.2012 – 2.05.2012, Spiritual-Cultural, News, Spotlight