CLAREMONT, Calif.–Hakan Tekin, Los Angeles-based Consul General of Turkey, brought his disinformation campaign to Claremont Graduate University on Tuesday, June 10, speaking to a group of about 40 graduate students.
The polite academic setting was tailor-made for Tekin’s more outrageous commen’s to go unchallenged. The students seemed to give him the benefit of the doubt regarding Armenian issues, very likely because the non-Armenian audience was understandably not up to speed on the facts; A fact Tekin exploited.
Tekin talked about "the Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani land." He additionally commented on "futile attempts" to get Armenia to agree to a joint committee to study the Armenian Genocide and how "Armenia must unequivically recognize Turkey’s territorial integrity."
When asked about the race for U.S. President, Tekin suggested that Barack Obama would be ahead in the polls in Turkey, if such a poll could be taken, even though Obama has made the most emphatic statement about genocide recognition.
Tekin expects Obama to wimp out and fall in line.
"I would just remind you," Tekin boasted, "that the last three Presidents of the United States, they also had similar statemen’s during the elections, but when they came to the power, they saw that things were not as it is being presented."
Watch the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNsNSD3x328