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Turkey Rights Groups Demand Apology, Compensation, and Restitution for Genocide

Turkey Rights Groups Demand Apology, Compensation, and Restitution for Genocide

Human rights organizations in Turkey, under the umbrella group “100th Year – Stop Denialism,” have issued the following statement:

April 20th, 2015

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Germany Defies Turkey, Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Germany Defies Turkey, Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The German government backed away on Monday from a steadfast refusal to use the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces 100 years ago after rebellious members of parliament forced its hand.

April 20th, 2015

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AYF Calls on Germany to Condemn Armenian Genocide

AYF Calls on Germany to Condemn Armenian Genocide

Members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) held a demonstration today in front of the German Consulate in Los Angeles calling on the government of Germany to follow the lead of the European Parliament in adopting a resolution commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and urging the Turkish government to come to terms with its violent past.

April 17th, 2015

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Armenian Genocide Coverage in the International Press

Armenian Genocide Coverage in the International Press

On the eve of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the international press is opening its archives or reporting on the Genocide. From articles in the New York Times, to editorials urging President Obama to recognize the Genocide in USA Today and commentary in the Los Angeles Times and a timeline in the London-based The Guardian, the international press is advancing the history and the current discourse on the Armenian Genocide.

April 16th, 2015

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[UPDATED] European Parliament Adopts Bill Urging Turkey to Recognize Genocide

[UPDATED] European Parliament Adopts Bill Urging Turkey to Recognize Genocide

The European Parliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide by “coming to terms with its past.

April 15th, 2015

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Baku Refuses Entry to Human Rights Watch Official

Baku Refuses Entry to Human Rights Watch Official

Human Rights Watch Researcher Planned to Monitor Trials
BERLIN (Human Rights Watch) – Azerbaijani authorities on March 30, 2015, refused to allow a Human Rights Watch researcher to enter the country. The senior South Caucasus researcher, Giorgi Gogia, was planning to attend the trials of two Azerbaijani human rights defenders who were arrested on bogus charges [...]

March 31st, 2015

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Europe’s French-Speaking Countries Adopt Statement on Armenian Genocide

Europe’s French-Speaking Countries Adopt Statement on Armenian Genocide

The chairpersons of the European regional sections of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie adopted a statement on the Armenian Genocide, according to the Head of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie, Margarit Yesayan.

March 31st, 2015

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UNHRC Adopts Armenia-Authored Genocide Prevention Resolution

UNHRC Adopts Armenia-Authored Genocide Prevention Resolution

The 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution Friday on the prevention of genocide introduced by Armenia.

March 30th, 2015

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Turkey Awards Massive Arms Deal to China, Despite NATO Disapproval

Turkey Awards Massive Arms Deal to China, Despite NATO Disapproval

China confirmed an agreement to sell the HQ-9 air defense missile system to Turkey on Tuesday, during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition in Malaysia, China Daily reports.

March 19th, 2015

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Turkey Leveraging Major Arms Purchase Against Genocide Recognition

Turkey Leveraging Major Arms Purchase Against Genocide Recognition

Turkey is reportedly linking its purchase of a multi billion-dollar air-defense system to whether the bidder countries recognize the Armenian genocide.

March 12th, 2015

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Iran Seeks Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union

Iran Seeks Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union

Iran is seeking to sign an agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2015 to facilitate mutual trade, according to Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei.

February 6th, 2015

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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica Marks Holocaust, Remembers Armenian Genocide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica Marks Holocaust, Remembers Armenian Genocide

The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, delivered a speech on national television and radio on Jan. 27 to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, which he described as “a real affront to humanity,” and used the occasion to also remember the Armenian Genocide.

January 29th, 2015

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Turkey’s Human Rights Record Under Fire at UN

Turkey’s Human Rights Record Under Fire at UN

Turkey’s human rights record has come under criticism at the UN, with diplomats condemning intimidation of journalists and police crackdowns on demonstrators.

January 28th, 2015

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Israel Interested in Free Trade with Eurasian Economic Union

Israel Interested in Free Trade with Eurasian Economic Union

Israel is interested in the creation of a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

January 27th, 2015

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