Daily Archives: Friday, 26 April, 2013

Turkey’s Muslim Armenians come out of hiding

TUNCELI, TURKEY – They dropped their language and religion to survive after the 1915 genocide, but close to 100 years later, Turkey’s “hidden Armenians” want to take pride in their identity. Some genocide survivors adopted Islam and blended in with the Kurds in eastern Turkey’s Dersim Mountains to avoid further persecution. Several generations down the […]

Israel parliament discusses Armenian ‘genocide’ case

An Israeli parliamentary commission has been tasked with drafting a law on the recognition of mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottomans in 1915 despite warming ties between Israel and Turkey. The Haaretz daily reported on Tuesday that the Israeli parliament commemorated the so-called Armenian genocide on Tuesday and that both the […]