Turks in New York dance & "celebrate" the 101 anniversary of slaughter the Armenian Genocide. (DM).
New Yorkers are left baffled as skywriters paint 'How happy is the one who says I am a Turk' in TURKISH in the sky above Manhattan - but Armenians are not amused.New Yorkers gazed into the blue sky with bemusement as a skywriting plane carefully scribbled the phrase 'How happy Is the one who says, I am a Turk' in Turkish over Manhattan.
The phrase was coined by the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, in 1933 and was until recently an oath which every Turkish child was obliged to repeat twice a week at school.
But the plane then went on to scrawl more controversial slogans in the sky, including several which denied the Armenian genocide in 1915.
These included '101 years of geno-lie' and 'Truth=Peace' and the URL of a website which is designed to 'counter Armenian misinformation' about the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians during and just after World War I.
Luke O'Brien tweeted: 'Nothing screams 'we have nothing to hide' than a denial over Manhattan.
Last year Kim Kardashian launched an outspoken attack on President Obama for refusing to use the word 'genocide' as he marked the 100th anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians.Read the full story here.