Turks Outraged By A National Geographic Post – Mount Ararat With #Armenia

National Geographic Travel has published a photo of Mount Ararat on Instagram in July 2019. The caption to the photo reads:

“Mount Ararat is a dormant snow capped volcano in the east of Turkey. It’s also the highest peak in the country. Scholars agree that the biblical “mountains of Ararat” do not refer to specifically Mt. Ararat, but it has been perceived as the traditional resting place of Noah’s Ark since the 11th century.”

After the caption, the National Geographic made an important “reminder” by writing #armenia as the first hashtag.

As expected, some indignant users were outraged by the hashtag and also the fact that the mountain was mentioned by the name “Ararat” rather than its Turkish name “Ağrı”.




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