of the victims who where killed by Armenian Terrorists
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
are invited to join this meaningful ceremony to show everyone that
whether the origin is all Canadians stick together against any kind