Ottoman Diasporas in Australia: Conflicting Discourses, Reconciling Divides, and Dialogical Engagement

  • Michális S. Michael


When in 2013 the New South Wales (NSW) State Parliament unanimously passed a motion recognizing the ‘Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides’,1 many were perplexed over the political potency of events that transpired nearly a century ago in a far and distant land. The polarized conversation that ensued managed to stir those nascent nuances often hidden in Australia’s multicultural mosaic. This was not the first time that ‘denialists’ and ‘perpetuators’ of the Ottoman discourse had caught Australia’s public attention. Every so often, they kept reminding Australians that somewhere in the Gallipoli narrative, these Ottoman diasporas — their memories, stories, and anxieties — have been overlooked.


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