In his April 29, 2013 interview with Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Charlie Rose raised the issue of Prime Minister Erdogan’s subsequent apology for his February 2013 statement at the United Nations forum that Zionism is a crime against humanity.
Here’s what a viewer had to say about Charlie Rose’s omission of the Armenian Genocide, given that Babacan raised the killing of Turkish citizens by organized military forces for the first time since World War I at the hands of Israel (at 10 minutes):
“Justathought 04/30/2013 11:15 PM
I still fail to understand how Mr. Rose can get prominent Turkish guests and avoid asking them directly about the recognition of the Armenian Genocide or the Turkish 20 year old effective blockade of Armenia…even after he is being told (with a straight face) that Turkey would very much like to see goods, people, capital flow freely in the region… or rehashing for the nth time the “cultural bridge” cliche Turkey can play. Is it ignorance? Or is it a much more sinister design? It would be insulting to Mr. Rose’s intelligence to presume the former, therefore I’m afraid it is more likely to be the latter. It is his integrity as a journalist that is questionable, not his intelligence which, for this longtime fan, is disheartening to say the least…“
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