BY BURHAN AYERI
AKSAM- Groups dedicated to making Turkey accept claims of the so-called Armenian genocide, including those from the European Union, have always favored Halil Berktay. A professor at Sabanci University, Berktay is a historian, but he hasn�t done any original research into the claims. He always says that �something� happened in 1915 and gives speeches supporting Yerevan and the claims of the Armenian diaspora. He even said, �What would happen if Turkey accepts this? It�s far in the past.� Even non-specialists can see what would follow such an acceptance. This is a situation designed to lead Turkey into a trap. Like those who say, �Give Cyprus away and get rid of the problem��"