Walls of Silence: Translating the Armenian Genocide into Turkish and Self-Censorship

  title={Walls of Silence: Translating the Armenian Genocide into Turkish and Self-Censorship},
  author={Nazan Maksudyan},
  pages={635 - 649}
The contradictory position of the Armenian massacres of 1915–1916 vis-à-vis the official ideology of political power and ‘national history writing’ in Turkey leads to processes of self-censorship by translators, editors and publishers, who strive to abide by social and contextual norms and not to conflict with predominant ideas. This paper analyzes how much of what was written on the events of 1915–1916 can become public knowledge in Turkey; to put it differently, it focuses on how much of the… 

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It is also necessary to add that next to path-breaking translations, several exceptional books were written in Turkish

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  • 1992

I˙ttihat ve Terakki'den Kurtuluş Savaşı'na [Human Rights and the Armenian Question: From the Committee of Union and Progress to War of Independence

  • 1999

The title of Georges de Maleville's book, La Trage´die Arme´nienne de 1915, has been translated differently in two editions prepared by two different that have published the book consecutively

  • The So-called Armenian Tragedy] transl. Galip Ü stün
  • 1915

Diyalogdan Başka Ç o¨züm Var mı? [While the Armenian Taboo is Opening: Is There Any Other Choice But Dialog?

  • 2000

Modernite ve Holocaust (I˙stanbul: Sarmal Yayınevi, 1997), p. 19. 47 'Yazarın verdigi Türkiye'yi de içeren benzer bir örnek, düşünceye konulan yasaklar nedeniyle sakıncalı görülerek kullanılmamıştır

  • transl. Süha Sertabiboglu
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The Armenian Issue Is Taken Care Of '': Policies Towards Armenians During theYears of

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