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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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Text of Swiss Appeal to European Court on Armenian Genocide Disclosed

Text of Swiss Appeal to European Court on Armenian Genocide Disclosed

Two weeks ago — on the last day of the three-month deadline — the Swiss government decided to file an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the Perincek vs. Switzerland lawsuit.

April 1st, 2014

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What Should Armenians Learn From Prime Minister Erdogan?

What Should Armenians Learn From Prime Minister Erdogan?

The purpose of this column is to draw lessons from the recent attacks on the Armenian town of Kessab in Syria.

March 25th, 2014

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Turkey’s Hypocritical Threat against Syria over Ancient Grave

Turkey’s Hypocritical Threat against Syria over Ancient Grave

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s threat to retaliate against anyone in Syria who dares to damage the tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, is the latest manifestation of the Turkish government’s utter hypocrisy.

March 18th, 2014

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Shifting Inter-Relationships Between Armenia and Diaspora

Shifting Inter-Relationships Between Armenia and Diaspora

The Diaspora Ministry of the Republic of Armenia invited a small group of scholars and analysts to Yerevan last December to discuss the Diaspora’s changing role in relation to the homeland. The participants in the “Changing Diaspora in an Ever-changing World” roundtable had come from Argentina, Armenia, Germany, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States.

March 11th, 2014

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Corruption Scandal May End Erdogan’s Political Career

Corruption Scandal May End Erdogan’s Political Career

In a series of secretly recorded phone conversations revealed last week, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was heard instructing his son to hide from police tens of millions of dollars of cash stashed in his Istanbul house.

March 4th, 2014

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Senator McCain Offends Visiting Syrian Church Leaders

Senator McCain Offends Visiting Syrian Church Leaders

Sen. John McCain is a prime example of how U.S. officials so often have misjudged overseas crises, believing that the best way to bring democracy to a country is through massive US bombing and invasion.

February 25th, 2014

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Armenia, Turkey Clash over Genocide at UN Security Council

Foreshadowing next year’s Centennial commemorative events, the Armenian Genocide issue was discussed for the first time at the UN Security Council on January 29.

February 18th, 2014

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Armenian Genocide Recognition: Necessary But Not Sufficient

Armenian Genocide Recognition: Necessary But Not Sufficient

With the approaching Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in 2015, Turkish leaders are coming under increasing pressure from the international community to face their country’s sordid past and acknowledge the Genocide.

February 11th, 2014

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European Court of Human Rights Intervenes in Artsakh Conflict

European Court of Human Rights Intervenes in Artsakh Conflict

It is noteworthy that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is holding simultaneous hearings on two rival lawsuits filed by Armenians and Azerbaijanis.

February 4th, 2014

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Syrian President Finally Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

Syrian President Finally Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

In a lengthy interview last week with Agence France Presse (AFP) on the tragic situation in Syria, Pres. Bashar al-Assad made an unexpected reference to the massacres of 1.5 million Armenians.

January 28th, 2014

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How Can Benefactors Meet Armenia’s and Diaspora’s Many Needs?

How Can Benefactors Meet Armenia’s and Diaspora’s Many Needs?

Peter Balakian, Professor of Humanities at Colgate University, recently wrote a thought-provoking commentary, titled: “A Broken Connection: The Armenian Financial Community and the Making of Culture.”

January 21st, 2014

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Armenians Should Counteract Countless Congressional Trips to Turkey

Armenians Should Counteract Countless Congressional Trips to Turkey

The Turkish government, its lobbying firms, and Turkish-American organizations have spent millions of dollars to take members of Congress and their staffs on all-expenses-paid trips to Turkey with the intent of buying their allegiance.

January 14th, 2014

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