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Inside the Turkish Psyche: Traumatic Issues Trouble a Nation's Sense of Its Identity

To an outsider, the Turkish position on the issue of the Armenian genocide might seem confusing. If most of the rest of world argues that the Ottoman government tried to exterminate its Armenian population, why does Turkey disagree?

The answer is hidden deep inside the Turkish psyche, and to a large extent, printed on the pages of Turkish history books.

But with the changes to promote democracy in Turkey in recent years, opinions are slowly changing.
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