10 Dec

Perincek vs Switzerland is post-colonialism vs post-9/11-ism


by Tal Buenos *

Freedom of expression has already won the day in Perinçek versus Switzerland thanks to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to reverse the Swiss criminalization of Doğu Perinçek’s expressed view of the past and in particular his characterization of the events of 1915 and 1916. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights was held high.Being that the characterization of the events has been a political matter, involving both historical and legal aspects, Perinçek did not abuse rights, but rather exercised the freedom to express himself on an accusation regarding which Turks, Muslims and Turkish Muslims in Western societies cannot be expected to remain silent.


09 Dec

09.12.2014 – The Day Terrorism Came to Australia

17.12.1980 : The Day Terrorism Came to Australia

Most Australians are unaware that terrorism has already shown its ugly face on our shores. On 17 December, 1980, the “Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide”, a terrorist group with strong support amongst the Australian Armenian community assassinated the Turkish Consul General and his bodyguard. They committed this act, in their words, simply because their victims were Turks.
Almost immediately after the assassination, a woman with a heavy Armenian accent, called the Sydney Sun and said : “I have been told to give you this message. I am speaking on behalf of the Justice Commandos of Armenian Genocide [“JCAG”]. The attacks are in the retaliation for the injustice done to the Armenians by Turkey in 1915… Turks and Turkish Institutions are our targets.” And indeed they were. Almost 80 Turkish Diplomats and their family members were assassinated between 1970-1990 by Armenian Secret Army of Liberation of Armenia, “ASALA”, and JCAG. This was their “Resolution with Justice”.


SMH Front Page on December 18th 1980


05 Dec

05.12.2014 – Israeli scholar Tal Buenos delivers a momentous speech at the NSW Parliament

Tal Buenos delivers a momentous speech at NSW Parliament

Tal Buenos

ATA-A Media Release

4 December 2014

Israeli scholar Tal Buenos delivers a momentous speech at the NSW Parliament

I am not a big-time barrister in London, I am not even a recording artist. This is not a gig for me. I am committed to studying facts. I am finding them.

Israeli scholar of international politics, Tal Buenos, has taken aim at celebrity barrister, Geoffrey Robertson QC, and other media personalities who have jumped on the genocide “recognition” bandwagon.


04 Dec

The address delivered by Mr Tal Buenos at NSW Parliament

You can download a PDF copy of this address here.

The Address Delivered by Mr Tal Buenos*

at the luncheon hosted by NSW Parliamentary Friends of Turkey

New South Wales Parliament, 24 November 2014

Thank you!

I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional custodians of this land on which we are gathered. I would also like to pay my respect to the elders past and present of the Eora nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.

I would also like to acknowledge, the presence of the Members of Parliament here with us, and other distinguished guests.

I would also like to thank the New South Wales Parliament and the Parliamentary Friends of Turkey for inviting me to speak in this parliament.