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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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Obama Listens to Repeated References to Armenian Genocide at Shoah Gala

Obama Listens to Repeated References to Armenian Genocide at Shoah Gala

On May 7, I attended a very impressive benefit gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the USC Shoah Foundation which archives the testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Jewish Holocaust, the Armenian, Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, and the 1937 Nanjing Massacre.

May 13th, 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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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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