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Turkey Decries Toronto Teaching of Armenian Genocide...

In a letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and the province's Ministry of Education, the Turkish Embassy has voiced strong objections to a Toronto District School Board decision to teach students that the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 was genocide.

Furor Over High School Course Reached House in 1988

Twenty years ago, the debate surrounding the Ottawa Board of Education's decision to refer to the killing of Armenians as Turkish genocide went all the way to the House of Commons.

External Affairs Minister Joe Clark rose in the House on March 17, 1988 to say that one of his senior officials should not have interfered with the board's decision and said an official apology would be sent.

Mr. Clark's assistant deputy minister of the Europe branch, Jacques Roy, had sent a letter to the board criticizing the decision to characterize the 1915 mass killings of Armenia

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  • Dulton is a gay Libtard.
    In other words, he'll bend over to the Turk's demands and take it "Turkey-style".

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  • turkey's mad for being exposed? dont do the crime if you can't do the time.

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  • lol, relations with Turkey? what the hell does Turkey do for us? I'm pretty sure we can do without some cheap bedsheets and ugly shirts...

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    • 1 - C E Y H A N
      2 - I N C I R L I K
      3 - G E O R G I A
      4 - I R A N
      ...

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    • What the hell are you tlaking about!!! Where am I supposed to get my new shirts from now!

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    • I seriously doubt so...

      $1.1 billion in bilateral trades for 2005 between Turkey and Canada. They are the 17th world's largest economy. Twice the population of Canada, we are the expendable ones in that partnership if you ask me.

      -Advanced manufacturing technologies and industrial automation
      -Aerospace and defense (they are the 2nd largest military power in NATO, not bad huh ?)
      -Agricultural and food products
      -Construction
      -Energy
      -And much more important trades ...

      Perhaps a "reality ch More..

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    • When the US throws its weight around because it has a big economy, military, etc, everyone gets all pissed off, but when Turkey does it you list the same reasons to justify it. Hmm.

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    • You must be mistaking me for someone else, I am not a basher of USA. I am well aware of the importance of US for Canada's economy as I am aware of the importance of Canada to US economy. I was debating about this a few days ago with USA citizen that was talking as if Canada was irrelevant to the US economy, reminding him that we are at the top spot of your energy imports list.

      I was only pointing out that Turkey is not Zimbabwe. So many Canadians seem to think they live in the USA talking as if More..

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