Poet, songwriter, visual artist, activist, composer, and lead vocalist of Grammy-winning rock band System of a Down Serj Tankian continues his struggle for international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
He shared his thoughts in an article contributed to the NewEurope.
Turkey’s continued denial of both its past and present crimes against humanity proves that it is an insecure state, Tankian wrote.
“Armenians around the world were devastated to witness Turkey’s bombing of Kurdish forces and civilians in Syria. It was like experiencing PTSD from a 100+-year-old genocide,” he wrote.
“As Armenian-Americans, we have fought for recognition of the genocide for many years. We will continue to fight for a Senate resolution of the same kind in the coming days and months. The importance of such resolutions is to finally make it clear to Turkey that there is a price to pay for genocide denial, for continuing to act with impunity against its own minorities and activists and to shed international laws.”