How should we safeguard our identity in times when we are constantly bombarded with information and ideas which often act to erode the sense of one’s identity? How can Armenians persevere in the current geopolitical conditions? We offer the means. Learn more about the history of Armenia, our heritage, our language, our traditions, and values during the radio program “Akunk” (Source).
The second part of the broadcast presents the history of Hamshen as an Armenian land, particularly the history of the methods and course of the Islamization of the Hamshen Armenians. The Turkification or corruption of toponyms has a strategic importance for Turkey: the Turks have led a consistent policy in this regard since the Ottoman period.
There are many atheists, Muslim Marxists, in Hamshen. They all call themselves Turks, though Armenian style, basis, especially root words are preserved in their minor toponyms, daily customs, traditional songs and dances.
- Lusine Sahakyan