The Wrong Time to Rile Turkey

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Modern Turkey must deal with the Armenian tragedy. A joint international commission with access to archives would be a good starting point—better at this time than an ill-considered resolution. We must find the restraint and wisdom to find a more appropriate time to address the issue of atrocities perpetrated by long-dead rulers of a long-defunct empire instead of beating up on modern Turkey, which did not exist at the time of the massacre. It's only a little more relevant than Muslims beating up on England for bad things done in the Crusades—or Europeans on the United States for its crimes against the American Indians.

America surely can expect more understanding of our national security interest from the Democratic leadership of Congress.

  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman

    Mortimer Zuckerman is the chairman and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report and the publisher of the New York Daily News.

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