Monthly Archives: March 2012

Clinton Clarifies Remarks on Armenian Genocide, Does Not Use ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clarified, this week, com- ments she made on the Armenian Genocide during a Town Hall meeting on January 26. Writing in response to the Armenian Assembly’s letter to President Barack Obama, Clinton invoked Obama’s state- ment from last April, which “memorialized the 1.5 million Armenians who, in […]

OSCE Invited To Monitor Armenian Elections

OSCE Invited To Monitor Armenian Elections

Gender Armenia has formally asked the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor its upcoming parliamentary elections, the head of the OSCE office in Yerevan, Andrey Sorokin, said on Thursday. Sorokin said a letter of invitation signed by Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has been sent to the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and […]

With France out of the way, Turkey can deal with Iran’s nuclear program

With France out of the way, Turkey can deal with Iran’s nuclear program

Israel, Turkey can take a lesson from the way Paris and Ankara returned to normal after a French attempt to make the denial of the Armenian genocide illegal threatened the longtime relationship. After the storm of the “Armenian genocide bill” rattled Turkish-French ties to the point of crisis, both nations could breathe a sigh of […]

Sarkozy Asks Government to Prepare New Law on Denial

PARIS, France (A.W.)—French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the government to prepare a new law criminalizing genocide denial. The call came less than an hour after the French Constitutional Council issued a statement announcing its ruling of the Jan. 23 bill—aimed at penalizing the denial of genocides—unconstitutional, arguing that it would curb freedom of speech. […]

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