Professional Ethics and the Denial of Armenian Genocide

  title={Professional Ethics and the Denial of Armenian Genocide},
  author={Roger W. Smith and Eric Markusen and Robert Jay Lifton},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
This article examines Turkish efforts to deny the Armenian genocide of 1915-17. Specifically, it exposes an arrangement by which the government of Turkey has channeled funds into a supposedly objective research institute in the United States, which in turn paid the salary of a historian who served that government in its campaign to discredit scholarship on the Armenian genocide. After a short review of the Armenian genocide and a range of Turkish denial efforts, three documents are reproduced… Expand
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