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US Knew Turkey Aided al Qaeda but Did Nothing to Stop It

US Knew Turkey Aided al Qaeda but Did Nothing to Stop It

When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities.

September 15th, 2014

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New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

A mere two days after publishing an expansive and informative exposé about foreign powers buying influence with US-based think tanks to affect US policy, The New York Times published a sloppy article by long-time Azerbaijani collaborator, Brenda Shaffer, who by using official Baku’s vernacular sounds the alarm for supposed plans by Russia to engineer another “land grab” in the region—this time in Nagorno-Karabakh.

September 11th, 2014

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Sen. Kirk Presses for More Scrutiny of Obama’s Pick of Turkey Envoy

Sen. Kirk Presses for More Scrutiny of Obama’s Pick of Turkey Envoy

With the Senate scheduled to resume session on September 8, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has submitted five pointed questions to U.S. Ambassador to Turkey nominee John Bass in order to bring much-needed clarity to U.S. policy on both the Armenian Genocide and the growing movement to secure Turkey’s return of stolen Christian churches and religious properties, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

September 6th, 2014

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Erdogan, Aliyev Pledge to Lie for Each Other on the World Stage

Erdogan, Aliyev Pledge to Lie for Each Other on the World Stage

What better way for two leaders to reinforce their alliance than by pledging to lie for one another on the international arena?

September 3rd, 2014

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Putin, Sarkisian and Aliyev Meet on Karabakh

Putin, Sarkisian and Aliyev Meet on Karabakh

Leaders say conflict should be resolved peacefully
SOCHI–Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan met at the Russian president’s summer residence on Sunday and pledged that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully.
“I am glad to state that the President of Azerbaijan drew attention to the necessity of resolving the problem peacefully, and the President of [...]

August 10th, 2014

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Putin Meets with Aliyev, Sarkisian

Putin Meets with Aliyev, Sarkisian

A three way meeting of presidents is scheduled for Sunday
SOCHI–Russian President Vladimir Putin held separate meeting on Saturday with is Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts at Bosharov Ruchey, the presidential residence in this port city. Among the topics discussed according to reports from all sides was the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, over which a tripartite presidential meeting is [...]

August 9th, 2014

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The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

The New York Times Revises Its Own History by Omitting Genocide

On this occasion, The New York Times has launched an interactive digital platform on its website chronicling the war, its aftermath and its ramifications on the world today.

August 7th, 2014

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Aliyev Threatens War via Twitter

Aliyev Threatens War via Twitter

It’s a first for social media—especially Twitter. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev took to the social networking site to threaten war against Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

August 7th, 2014

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Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

The arrest, on Tuesday, of prominent Karabakh businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan in Moscow could have political motivations led by Azerbaijan, according to a statement released by General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, commander of the Karabakh forces during the liberation of Shushi.

July 16th, 2014

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Dr. Oz ‘Not Involved’ in ‘Master Plan’ to Deny Genocide

Dr. Oz ‘Not Involved’ in ‘Master Plan’ to Deny Genocide

A “master plan” concocted by the Assembly of Turkish Associations to deny the Armenian Genocide, which hinted at the participation by Dr. Mehmet Oz as one of its spokespersons seems to be hitting a snag before taking off with Dr. Oz rejecting any involvement in the “plan.”

July 8th, 2014

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Electric Shock: A 10% Rate Hike Leads to More Protests

Electric Shock: A 10% Rate Hike Leads to More Protests

Armenia’s Public Service Regulatory Commission unanimously approved a 10 percent rate hike in residential electricity bills effective August 1, despite protests that often turned violent in weeks leading up to the decision.

July 1st, 2014

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Aliyev Vows War as US Presses for Karabakh Summit

Aliyev Vows War as US Presses for Karabakh Summit

Frustrated by what he calls a failure by the OSCE Minsk Group to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev threatened war against Artsakh, while the Minsk Group US Co-chairman urged Aliyev and Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian to meet in Paris for Karabakh talks.

June 27th, 2014

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Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

I will treat this as Asbarez’s news recording of a visit to Armenia by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, since most of the official statements and reporting reflect an exchange of niceties and praise for the two countries’ centuries-old friendship and expressions of hope for advancement of trade and other cooperation agreements.

June 23rd, 2014

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Clinton’s Version of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols Process

Clinton’s Version of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols Process

In reading Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book “Hard Choices,” which hit bookstores Tuesday, one is led to believe that she was the architect of the dangerous Turkey-Armenia Protocols, elevating the US’s role in the doomed process, to which both Armenia and Turkey have laid claim.

June 11th, 2014

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