“The headline of the May 17 opinion column by David Ignatius in The Washington Post — ‘When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs’ — triggered unhappy recollections of the forced resignation of John Evans…”
“As you probably know, ‘Anonymous’ is an ultra-secretive, underground, very loosely ‘organized’ group of hackers whose targets serve some societal utility.”
“To expand its global investigation into the activities of Gulen-led organizations, the Turkish government hired, for $50,000 a month, the London-based law firm of Amsterdam and Partners.”
“Ambassador John Evans’ book “Truth Held Hostage” was recently published and ends with ten suggestions which are a great starting point for discussion.”
Calling the killing of 35 young Kurds by the Turkish military “a crime against humanity,” [Kurdish MP Gultan] Kisanak continued: “We are not going to let it go — till the end! We will be using all possible international human rights to make them account for their crimes.”
“The film begins with a black and white preface, in 1921 Berlin: there, in broad daylight, Soghomon Tehlirian assassinates Talaat Pasha, one of the architects of the Armenian Genocide.”
“A hack by the name of Alexander Murinson has finally gone far enough (a la Donald Trump) to elicit a response, hopefully so scathing as to cause him to disappear from the public sphere… yes, I know, that’s wishful thinking.”
“Kicking and punching are becoming a daily routine in the Turkish Parliament. Whenever Armenian or Kurdish Members of the Parliament criticize the government, they are viciously attacked by a gang MPs from Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).”
We did not succeed in harnessing, perpetuating, and building on/with the enthusiasm and energy that had coalesced on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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