From Armenian Genocide To Kurdish Rebels, Turkey Is A Nation In Denial

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Turkish political leaders and ordinary citizens are blind as ever to why Kurds continue to fight for freedom. It recalls another open chapter in the nation’s troubled history. Umit Kivanc (2015-09-10) Worldcrunch -OpEd- ISTANBUL — One of the most distinguishable qualities of Turkey’s Sunni Muslim majority is their penchant for jumping. Jumping one step forward ... Read More »

Belgian PM recognizes 1915 killing of Ottoman Armenians as ‘genocide’

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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has recognized on the behalf of the Belgian government the killing of Ottoman Armenians in eastern Anatolia from 1915 as “genocide,” Belgian media reported on June 18. Hurriyet – BRUSSELS – Anadolu Agency Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported June 18 that Michel, the youngest prime minister in Belgium’s history, stated ... Read More »

Hastert Should also be Investigated On Turkish Bribery Accusations

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BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN, PUBLISHER, THE CALIFORNIA COURIER Federal prosecutors indicted last week former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for: 1) Lying to the FBI on why he had withdrawn nearly $1.7 million from various banks in the last four years, 2) Evading the reporting requirements of banks for large cash transactions. Each count carries a ... Read More »

Der türkische Führer

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Adolf Hitler, when planning the Holocaust, is said to have rationalized his acts by stating: “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Dean Kalimniou While evidence for this quote is scant, it cannot be doubted that the Nazi’s fascination with cleansing ethnic or religious minorities was stimulated in part by the ... Read More »

Luxembourg envoy defends ‘genocide’ resolution with democracy

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Hurriyet – Luxembourg Ambassador to Ankara Arlette Conzemius has defended the Luxembourg parliament’s move to recognize the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide by underlining the existence of the democratic system in her country. “There is a democratic system in our parliament and our lawmakers are free to express ... Read More »

Russia knows genocide well, Turkey fires back

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Hurriyet – Turkey said on April 24 that it rejected and condemnedRussian President Vladimir Putin calling the 1915 mass killings of Ottoman Armenians a “genocide.” “Taking into account the mass atrocities and exiles in Caucasus, in the Central Asia and Eastern Europecommitted by Russia for a century; collective punishment methods such as Holodomor as well ... Read More »

What Armenian genocide? “The Water Diviner,” Russell Crowe’s disgraceful Turkish fantasy

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The star’s directing debut might just be a sentimental throwaway — if it didn’t whitewash a major historical crime. Salon – ANDREW O’HEHIR So “The Water Diviner” is a saga of war and fatherhood and beautiful scenery and implausibly hot young Turkish widows. It’s a standard-issue Hollywood blend of Orientalism and sentimentality, roughly two parts romantic ... Read More »

The Allies at Gallipoli: Defeat in 1915, Disgrace in 2015

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The Turkish government does not mourn the Allied dead any more than it cares about the victims of its genocides. Foreign Policy Journal – by David Boyajian April 25 will mark 100 years since the Allies—the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and France—made their ill-fated landing on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula during WWI. Having barely gotten off the ... Read More »

Remembering the Forgotten Genocide

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Syndicated News Barnabas Aid AINA – In 1900 Christians constituted around 32% of Ottoman Turkey’s population. Just 27 years later the figure was down to about 1.8%. In early 1915, a fatwa was issued against non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. Muslims were called to fight the Christian minorities with whom they had been living as neighbours, ... Read More »

Turkey, Armenia and beyond

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In 2003-04, the late Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink wrote a series of articles on the psychology of the Armenian diaspora. Hurriyet – William Armstrong – The series, titled “On Armenian Identity,” caused a stir by suggesting that diaspora Armenians were blinded by such hatred that it had become like “poison in their blood.” Rather than ... Read More »

ISIS’ Role Model: Pol Pot’s ‘Genocidal’ Khmer Rouge

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In an excellent exploratory piece by Graeme Woods in The Atlantic this month, he notes in passing the similarities between ISIS and the Khmer Rouge. It’s a worthy comparison – further highlighted by ISIS’ destruction of antiquities as reported last week – and something that merits a deeper look. The National Interest – Elliot Brennan In the ... Read More »

I felt Armenian again!

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Deeply moved, with nostalgic and painful memories and my endless admiration for that incredible tenacity of the Armenian people to hope, to fight and to resist the insatiable Turkish expansionism, I found myself in New York a few days ago, invited by the Armenian Relief Society at an international conference on “Rebuilding a Nation: a ... Read More »

Turkish President Erdogan fined 10,000 lira for calling statue symbolising peace a ‘monstrosity


The statue was a symbol of unity between Turkey and Armenia An Istanbul court has ordered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay an artist 10,000 Turkish Lira (£2,500) in compensation, after the politician called his sculpture a “monstrosity.” Kashmira Gander The Independent Mehmet Aksoy’s Monument to Humanity featured two human figures towering 30 metres above ... Read More »

Turkey paid $1 million to have Armenian Genocide archives burnt in Egypt

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Horizon – Turkey has paid over $1 million for burning the documents proving the Armenian Genocide, reports, quoting Turkish Democrat Haber. According to the source, Turkey bribed the Muslim Brotherhood to have the documents kept in Institut d’Égypte (Institute of Egypt) burnt. Democratic Jihad Party founder Sheikh Nabil Na’eem revealed the news at the Egypt government meeting ... Read More »

Amal Clooney accuses Turkey of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian genocide trial

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The human rights lawyer, representing Armenia, criticised Turkey’s double standards on freedom of expression By Bruno Waterfield, Strasbourg and Raziye Akkoc – The Telegraph Amal Clooney, the human rights barrister, has accused Turkey of double standards on freedom of expression for defending a Turkish Leftist who described the Armenian genocide an “international lie”. Mrs Clooney, ... Read More »

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

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As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked. The Independent – ROBERT FISK When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate the First World War battle at the invitation of the Turkish government in ... Read More »