So the soccer game is over, and I guess losing 2-0 is not too bad considering there are over 20x more people in Turkey than Armenia. It is impressive that the Armenian juniors team beat the Turkish juniors team a week earlier in fact!
During the Turkish national anthem, and during the game, the Armenian booing was very very loud. I guess this can only be expected, except that for a while now the Turks have loved to try and convince the world that it's only the Diaspora that has a problem with Turkey. That apparently natives of Armenia are fine with the genocide, the invasion and stealing of half of what was left of Armenia afterwards, the successful push to get Russia to give Karabakh and Nakhichevan to Azerbaijan, the lack of diplomatic relations, blockade and closed land borders. Oh, and now a new railroad to completely go around Armenia.
Yes, Armenians might be open to being treated like human beings, like equals - with relations, with trade, with person to person contact, but I hope that once and for all the myth of the groveling Hayastantsi that the Turks have been peddling has been crushed.
They're saying in Turkey this may lead to diplomatic relations, but not to get hopes up. Ooooo, aaaaaah, so generous of them to consider it.
When it comes time for reparations
, they ought to have to pay them for as many years as they denied the genocide for, plus an extra penalty for all the years of closed borders as they tried to suffocate poor post-earthquake/post-Soviet Armenia.