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Now That the Lawsuits Are Settled, Let’s Build the Genocide Memorial

Now That the Lawsuits Are Settled, Let’s Build the Genocide Memorial

On July 15, a Federal Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s 2011 decision, ordering the return to the Cafesjian Family Foundation (CFF) the properties intended for the construction of an Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in Washington, D.C.

July 22nd, 2014

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Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Armenians in the US and around the world were needlessly alarmed by a recent article in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, titled: “Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015.”

July 15th, 2014

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Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Due to Prime Minister Erdogan’s widespread human rights abuses of his own citizens and foreign policy blunders vis-a-vis Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Syria, Turkey has lost much of the support it once enjoyed in the United States, and indeed, around the world.

July 1st, 2014

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Author of UN Report Confirming the Armenian Genocide Passes Away

Author of UN Report Confirming the Armenian Genocide Passes Away

Benjamin Whitaker, author of a United Nations report qualifying the Armenian mass killings as genocide, passed away earlier this month at the age of 79 in London.

June 25th, 2014

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Turkish Denialists Fail to Block Genocide Speech at Australian Parliament

Turkish Denialists Fail to Block Genocide Speech at Australian Parliament

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Australia had invited this writer to speak at commemorative events in Sydney and Melbourne, and deliver a formal address at the New South Wales Parliament during the week of April 24.

June 17th, 2014

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Turkey and United States Conspire to Issue April 24 Statements

Turkey and United States Conspire to Issue April 24 Statements

While it is not surprising to learn that Turkey and the United States have coordinated their official declarations on the Armenian Genocide, recent revelations have confirmed their shameful behind-the-scenes schemes.

June 10th, 2014

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Armenia Helps Coordinate Worldwide Genocide Centennial Activities

Armenia Helps Coordinate Worldwide Genocide Centennial Activities

Two important conferences took place in Yerevan last week in preparation for next year’s Armenian Genocide Centennial.

June 3rd, 2014

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Why Turks Were Able to Exterminate Armenians, But Not Jews

Why Turks Were Able to Exterminate Armenians, But Not Jews

This is the second and final part of a column I wrote last month, analyzing why the Young Turks were able to exterminate the Armenians, but could not carry out their simultaneous plan to eliminate the Jewish settlers of Palestine.

May 27th, 2014

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Turkey Becomes a Rogue State by Rejecting European Court’s Verdict

Turkey Becomes a Rogue State by Rejecting European Court’s Verdict

The European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) issued on May 12 its largest judgment ever against any country, ruling that Turkey had to pay $123 million as compensation to relatives of missing Greek Cypriots and residents of a Greek enclave in Northern Cyprus.

May 20th, 2014

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Erdogan Claims It’s Not Genocide Because Not All Armenians Were Killed

Erdogan Claims It’s Not Genocide Because Not All Armenians Were Killed

Within days of releasing a shrewdly-worded statement on April 23, misleading some into thinking that he was acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan reversed course on a major American TV program, claiming that the 1915 mass killings of Armenians was not genocide.

May 6th, 2014

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Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide

Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide

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.

April 29th, 2014

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Turkey Still Haunted by Genocide A Hundred Years Later

Turkey Still Haunted by Genocide A Hundred Years Later

Every time that the Armenian Genocide is mentioned anywhere in the world, Turkish officials protest hysterically like children caught with the hand in the cookie jar!

April 22nd, 2014

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Erdogan Waves Finger at Obama During Heated White House Talk

Erdogan Waves Finger at Obama During Heated White House Talk

Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist Seymour Hersh, in a sensational article “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” published in the London Review of Books, discloses that the Turkish government had secretly orchestrated the August 21, 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria, killing hundreds of civilians.

April 15th, 2014

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Why Turks Were Capable of Exterminating Armenians, But Not Jews

Why Turks Were Capable of Exterminating Armenians, But Not Jews

Endless comparisons are made between the Armenian Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust. However, there is yet another comparison that is rarely made: the Turkish ability to carry out the Armenian Genocide and inability to eliminate the Jewish settlers from Palestine during the same period. Such a comparison has not been made because hardly anyone has studied the Turkish deportation plans of Jews during World War I in relationship to the Armenian Genocide.

April 8th, 2014

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