Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Upon finding out that the City of Carson in California is planning on a statue for Turkish Republic founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ferrahian High School CSF club officers organized an e-mail campaign to the Carson City Hall. The students expressed their disapproval of this dishonorable undertaking.
History has witnessed that Ataturk’s crimes violated international human rights laws and he has been regarded as the equivalent of Hitler. The erection of this memorial must. It is an insult to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915-1923 time period.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Kemal Ataturk Monument Measure Rejected
The City Council of City of Carson voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject a measure to erect a monument to Kemal Ataturk in the city, after lengthy debate during the regular city council session. More than 400 people opposing the measure, led by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee, Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, the Armenian Youth Federation and the American Hellenic Council flocked to the Carson City Hall, where a capacity crowd in the council chamber spilled outside to protest the measure.