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Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims Obama’s air strikes on Isis in northern Iraq are hypocritical, and a sense of déjà vu is understandable He wouldn’t bomb Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s bloody caliphate when it was butchering the majority Shia Muslims of Iraq. But Barak Obama is riding […]

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger It was the “crime without a name.” But Raphael Lemkin gave it utterance. “Genocide” was the word Lemkin coined in 1944, as Allied troops were just beginning to discover the death camps and mass graves left behind by retreating Nazi forces. […]

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today                     Posted by: Thomas de Waal Thursday, April 24, 2014 2015 begins today. The statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the “Armenian Question” goes further than any other Turkish leader before him. Never before has a Turkish […]

Focus on the Caucasus

Focus on the Caucasus EDITORIAL | APRIL 27, 2014 10:56 PM By Edmond Y. Azadian The April 19 issue of London’s Economist weekly features on its cover Russia’s map in the shape of a bear reaching out to Ukraine to swallow it, having already digested Crimea. The cartoon is titled, “Insatiable.” The crisis in Ukraine […]

Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide

Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 | Posted by Harut Sassounian BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s statement on the ‘events of 1915’ released in nine languages last week was a major propaganda coup for Turkey, generating worldwide publicity. The announcement was so cleverly crafted that it fooled many […]

BBC: Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

23 April 2014 Last updated at 17:59 Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings Turkey rejects the use of the term “genocide” to describe the 1915 mass killings of Armenians Continue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: Armenian genocide dispute Hollande plans new ‘genocide law’ Armenia country profile Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab 16:10 15.04.2014 0 Kessab, Syria, Turkey Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kassab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told The Telegraph. In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to […]

Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians

ANC UK Action Alert Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians 6th April 2014 Urge your MP and the Foreign Secretary William Hague to stop Turkey’s support for the destruction of Kessab in Syria. Please join the ANC UK in voicing your solidarity with Kessab by writing to your MP and the Foreign […]

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks   13:54 29.03.2014 0   Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Michael Grimm (R-NY), Armenian Genocide Resolution Lead Sponsors David Valadao (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and James […]

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine The Russkies are not going to be shaking in their boots at sanctions For some reason, our last century’s two world wars started rather far from home. I bet that most people in […]

History Will Repeat Itself

History Will Repeat Itself EDITORIAL | MARCH 11, 2014 11:21 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian Recent political developments in Armenia are overshadowed by events in Ukraine, which in their turn will certainly impact on relations with Russia’s “near abroad.” Armenia, being situated in that “near abroad,” certainly will not remain immune to fallout from the […]

Armenian Genocide recognition by Israel unlikely in near future: analyst

Armenian Genocide recognition by Israel unlikely in near future: analyst February 8, 2014 – 17:40 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – Several Armenian media outlets, including Hraparak daily, reported, citing sources, that “it’s possible for Knesset to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 2015. Israeli delegation is planning a visit to Armenia in the months to come.” Israeli political […]

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Turkey looks to step up its efforts to normalize ties with Armenia as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu plans to test the waters on the Armenian side in a planned visit to Yerevan December/07/2013 Armenain President Serg Sargisian (L) and Azerbaijani President İlham […]

Genocide deniers and their cronies

Genocide deniers and their cronies The campaign for Australian recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has intensified and the issue has reached the Australian mainstream like never before. “The clearance of race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act could be…There is no reason to doubt that this crime […]

Will Erdogan visit genocide memorial in 2015?

TURKEY PULSE   TÜRKİYE’NİN NABZI People take part in a commemoration ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2011.  Will Erdogan visit genocide memorial in 2015?   “It is very likely for the prime minister to […]

Obama won’t acknowledge Armenian genocide by Turkey, protesters say

Obama won’t acknowledge Armenian genocide by Turkey, protesters say By Dave Boyer The Washington Times Monday, November 25, 2013 President Obama (right) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet Protesters will use President Obama’s fundraising trip to Southern California on Tuesday to highlight his refusal to live up to a campaign promise to recognize […]

Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition

Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition Charles Richardson Nov 18, 2013 12:17PM Turkey, as always, resents any official reference to the Armenian genocide. This time it’s Australia in the firing line. The Armenians should be good candidates for western sympathy. A small Christian nation with Muslim enemies, they were also one of the first […]

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

“A hymn, soft as a breeze, wends its way across the street from St Sarkis Armenian church, circles round the Roman columns of the gate, and rises over the heads of armed soldiers lolling beside a sandbagged position.” Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images   Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack As Arabs […]

TURKEY PULSE

TURKEY PULSE   TÜRKİYE’NİN NABZI   People take part in a commemoration ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2011. Will Erdogan visit genocide memorial in 2015?   “It is very likely for the prime minister […]

The Sunday Times: British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan

The Sunday Times: British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan   19:21 21/10/2013 » Society The Foreign and Commonwealth Office paid for the SAS to train Azerbaijan’s special forces in an effort to gain influence with the hardline ex-Soviet regime, the British Sunday Times writes. According to a leaked document seen by The […]

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