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Turkish, Armenian actors break longest handshake record

Turkish, Armenian actors break longest handshake record TBILISI December/09/2013 Barış and Hajinyan’s handshake beat the previous record by 25 minutes, which was set in New York in 2011.   A Turkish and an Armenian actor completed the longest-ever handshake on Dec. 8 in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in an act designed to foster peace […]

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 […]

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

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 […]

Genocide Denial at Center of Mass. Judicial Nomination

Genocide Denial at Center of Mass. Judicial Nomination Joseph Berman BOSTON—Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s nominee for a seat on the Commonwealth’s Superior Court is facing opposition because of his leadership role in the Anti-Defamation League and that organization’s refusal to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The Boston Globe reported Thursday, that Joseph S. Berman’s nomination is […]

Two events to feature Genocide denier cancelled in Australia

Two events to feature Genocide denier cancelled in Australia November 20, 2013   The Peak Public Affairs Committee of the Armenian-Australian Community SYDNEY and MELBOURNE: Professor Justin McCarthy, a well funded denier of the Armenian Genocide, has had two planned events in Sydney and Melbourne cancelled on the grounds of his unwelcome denialist views. McCarthy […]

Genocide denier’s events cancelled in Australia

Genocide denier’s events cancelled in Australia

Genocide denier’s events cancelled in Australia November 20, 2013 – 12:06 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – Professor Justin McCarthy, a well funded denier of the Armenian Genocide, has had two planned events in Sydney and Melbourne cancelled on the grounds of his unwelcome denialist views, the Armenian National Committee of Australia reported. McCarthy was due to address […]

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 […]

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community   Updated Fri 15 Nov 2013, 11:51pm AEDT   Armenian Australians are outraged that one of the worlds most strident Armenian genocide deniers, Professor Justin McCarthy, will be allowed to present his views next week in Parliament House. Michael Brissenden […]

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 […]

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe   09:38 16/10/2013 In his opening remarks at the 3rd Conference of European Armenians, organized by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (ANC of Europe) and held at the European Parliament, His Holiness Aram I urged Turkey to “return Armenian churches to their […]

Armenian Genocide recognition indispensable precondition for Turkey to join EU: MEP

Armenian Genocide recognition indispensable precondition for Turkey to join EU: MEP The recognition of the Armenian Genocide is an indispensable precondition for Turkey to join the EU. As reports “Armenpress” citing kibrispostasi.com, Greek MEP, the Head of the EU-Armenia Friendship Group Eleni Theocharous stated this. “Turkey has nothing to do in the EU and civilized […]

Akcam receives MESA’s Prestigious Hourani Book Prize for a book on Armenian Genocide

Akcam receives MESA’s Prestigious Hourani Book Prize for a book on Armenian Genocide   Historian Taner Akcam received the Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA) 2013 Hourani Book Prize for his book The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian Weekly reports. MESA’s statement reads: “We award the […]

The Independent: Further proof emerges of Turkey’s genocide

The Independent: Further proof emerges of Turkey’s genocide

Further proof emerges of Turkey’s genocide The Turks are preparing to smother the 100th anniversary of their Holocaust against the Christian Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 Robert Fisk Sunday 13 October 2013 To other, earlier refugees. The Turks are preparing to smother the 100th anniversary of their Holocaust against the Christian Armenians of […]

Diyarbakir Mayor places wreaths at Armenian Genocide Memorial in Providence

Diyarbakir Mayor places wreaths at Armenian Genocide Memorial in Providence   Mayor of the Diyarbakir Sur Municipality Abdullah Demirbaş placed flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Providence on Oct. 10, the Armenian Weekly reports. Speaking at the memorial, Demirbaş said, “We bow in memory of all those who lost their lives.” Kurds had a […]

European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey

European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier While there is frequent talk about the pursuit of Armenian claims against Turkey in the International Court of Justice (World Court), the possibility of taking legal action in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is rarely […]

Armenian Church to canonize martyrs of genocide. Ankara unhappy

Armenian Church to canonize martyrs of genocide. Ankara unhappy by NAT da Polis The ceremony should take place in 2015 , the centenary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. Armenian bishops from around the world at the synod which decided the canonization. The tensions between Armenia and Turkey take on “religious” character. Istanbul (AsiaNews) […]

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide   “For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent. Severely damaged during the 1915 massacre and deportation of local Christians, it stood roofless and […]

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