Aznavour speaks of need to recognize Armenian Genocide
Prominent French-Armenian singer and song-writer Charles Aznavour has given a televised interview on CNN, sharing his attitude to the Armenian Genocide issue.
Talking about his root he said:
“Being French is more important for me than being Armenian, but I am Armenian; I don’t deny that.
“I don’t like the people who deny something because they are afraid of not being welcome,” added the singer.
“All the French have recognized their error; Germans were fantastic in the way they learned it, so why not the Turks?
Nobody ever asked the Turks, ‘Why did you kill the Armenians? What is the reason?’ Religion?
I don’t believe it. I read the Koran, because I wanted to know if there was anything in it. Nothing was there. So it’s not really just,” he said, referring to the Armenian Genocide issue.
Asked about his future plans, Aznavour said he intends to write a song about migrants.
“Why to refuse the people to come and to be French. When we talk about a French painter, we talk about [Pablo] Picasso, [Francois] Flameng. Everybody is not French.
I am not French, and [neither are] many others. And that makes France so. They bring something with them through their misery, a plenty of things to teach to us,” the singer added.