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Commemoration of the victims who where killed by Armenian Terrorists


OTTAWA (Bizim Anadolu) -
This year, in 23th of August, commemoration ceremony will be organized by The Council of Turkish Canadians, to remember Colonel Atilla Altikat, Turkish military attaché assassinated in Ottawa in 1982. At this Remembrance Day, Canadians of Turkish origin will gather in sadness, at the intersection of Ottawa River Parkway and Island Park Drive, the place where Col. Altikat was gunned down by Armenian terrorists. Remembrance of Col. Altikat is not a day for only Turkish origin Canadians, but also be an occasion for all Canadians to condemn terrorism committed on Canadian soil and around the world.

Col. Altikat was the military attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa. On the morning of August 27, 1982, while driving to work, he was killed by the Armenian terrorists representing JCAG (Justice Commandos of Armenian Genocide). This violence had shocked the residents of the peaceful capital and shattered the harmonious Canadian mosaic. Yet, in spite of all the evidence unearthed by reporters, no arrests have been made and the murderers remain at large.

On August 23, 2009 between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm in the intersection of Ottawa River Parkway and Island Park Drive, Turkish Canadians will commemorate the victims of Armenian terrorism.

Many violent assaults were committed, during the 1970s and 80s, many Turkish diplomats around the world lost their lives as results of similar Armenian terrorist acts and Canada was the scene of some of these attacks. Before the murder of Colonel Altikat, the Turkish Honorary Consulate in Toronto had been bombed and received extensive damage in January 1982. In April 1982, the commercial attaché of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Kani Gungor was gunned down and seriously wounded in the parking lot of his residence in Ottawa. He was permanently paralyzed. In March 1985, three heavily armed Armenian terrorists stormed the Turkish Embassy, killing a Canadian security officer during the attack. The Ambassador Mr. Coskun Kirca was wounded but survived the ordeal. The family members of one support staff, who were living in the basement apartment of the embassy, were taken hostage and owe their lives to the failure of the hand-grenade that was thrown onto them. A few weeks later, ASALA, another Armenian terrorist organization, made a bomb threat on Toronto's subway system, creating chaos in the city during the rush hour.

The president of the Armenian National Committee of America was arrested and later convicted of terrorism.

By 1986, over 30 Turkish Diplomats have been killed by Armenian terrorists around the world. In 1999, the president of the Armenian National Committee of America was arrested and later convicted of terrorism.

Sunday, August 23, between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm in the intersection of Ottawa River Parkway and Island Park Drive, Turkish Canadians will commemorate the victims of Armenian terrorism by assembling at the spot where Col. Altikat was killed not forgetting what has happened in the past and honoring deeds of the ones who passed away. At 8:00 pm, there will be a candle light vigil around the Centennial Flame in front of the Parliament Building.

All Canadians are invited to join this meaningful ceremony to show everyone that whether the origin is all Canadians stick together against any kind of terrorism.

July 2009

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