After some debate and hesitation a new park in Budapest got its name after Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish statesman of the 20th century.
The decision was not easy, the local council had changed its mind more times considering the diplomatic tense Between Hungary and Armenia.
How does Armenia come into the picture?
Well, the reason is a bit complicated.
As I wrote, at the end of August Hungary transferred the Azeri Ramil Sahib Safarov to Azerbaijan. He slaughterer his Armenian roommate with an axe in Budapest.
Having been transferred, in Azerbaijan he did not continue his life sentence, on the contrary, he got a pardon, what is more, some promotion, being an army officer.
Armenia was far from being happy about the issue.
Turkish and Hungarian politicians unveiling the statue of Kemal Ataturk in Budapest
Kemal Atatürk park is not a big help to reconcile the battered Hungarian Armenian relationships.
Kemal Atatürk is the biggest national hero in Turkey, the founder of the modern state, but in Armenia he is considered to be responsible for Armenian Genocide
Anyway, Hungary and Turkey has had a long and complicated common history.
Kemal Atatürk park is somewhere here.
I think you have mistaken something.
I have read a lot of books with different positions on this topic. In no book, not in one, Mustafa Kemal is held responsible for any of these actions. Not one.
Trust me, take a look into an history book yourself.
What left is… either way you misunderstand them, or these armenians outright lied to you. Ataturk was possibly attacked because he was "turkish".
First of all, I am very happy to get reactions to my posts.
Telling the truth, I do not know too much information about Ataturk or the Turkish-Armenian relations.
When I wrote “in Armenia he is considered to be responsible”, it was not my opinion. I recited some news sites including Hungarian Index.hu that covered this topic and I gave the link as reference at the and of the post.
Anyway, I have never been to Turkey but for some reason I am attracted to this county and its culture.
Unfortunately, I have to confess, I know nearly nothing about Armenia. It is definitively my fault.