After a century of bewailing the deaths of millions of our people, it is high time we Armenian-Americans stop calling Turks enemies and begin calling them customers. But are we too weak-kneed and spoiled to earn the respect of our former enemy?
If so, let us drop all attempts to regain land farmed by our great-grandparents. The Turks are not fools.
Neither are they unsympathetic. A friend went to Turkey in 1980 to inspect his family’s ancient holdings. Desert had destroyed everything.
A neighbor Turk explained, “After we killed off the Armenians, it stopped raining.”