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US Jews Demand Erdogan Return Award after Gaza Comments

US Jews Demand Erdogan Return Award after Gaza Comments

An American Jewish organization is demanding that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan return an award it gave him a decade ago over his recent remarks on Israel’s military operation in Gaza.

July 24th, 2014

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Turkey Proposes Free Trade Zone with Eurasian Union

Turkey Proposes Free Trade Zone with Eurasian Union

Turkey has expressed an interest in establishing a free trade zone with the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said after talks with Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci.

July 21st, 2014

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Israeli Minister to Erdogan: ‘What about the Armenian Genocide?’

Israeli Minister to Erdogan: ‘What about the Armenian Genocide?’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz hit back at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the latter accused Israel of attempting a “systematic genocide” of Palestinian Arabs in Gaza.

July 21st, 2014

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Pro-Armenian Measures Approved at OSCE Summit in Baku

Pro-Armenian Measures Approved at OSCE Summit in Baku

A measure guaranteeing people’s right to self-determination, as well as two other measures calling for ensuring the rights of Christians in Syria and faulting member-states from allowing militant groups to enter Syria from their borders, all introduced by Armenia’s delegation, were approved during the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE being held in the Azerbaijani capital.

June 30th, 2014

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UK Lawmaker Slams Aliyev over PACE Meeting

UK Lawmaker Slams Aliyev over PACE Meeting

Aliyev revealed himself as a braggart and a bully in Strasbourg this week. To others he is a sinister menacing threat, growing richer by the month, who could bring war back to the Caucasus.

June 30th, 2014

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Aliyev Calls PACE Delegates ‘Liars’

Aliyev Calls PACE Delegates ‘Liars’

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev found himself in a pickle on Tuesday, when before and after his speech at the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, he was dogged by questions from PACE leadership and delegates about Azerbaijan’s abysmal human rights record and rampant violations of press and speech freedoms in his country.

June 24th, 2014

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Knesset Speaker: ‘Recognizing Armenian Genocide is a Moral Imperative for Jews’

Knesset Speaker: ‘Recognizing Armenian Genocide is a Moral Imperative for Jews’

As Jews, we must recognize the suffering of the Armenian people, even if we do not blame anyone, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Tuesday at a plenum discussion of the Armenian genocide.

May 13th, 2014

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Turkey to Ignore Court Order to Pay Cyprus over Invasion

Turkey to Ignore Court Order to Pay Cyprus over Invasion

Turkey will not pay a fine imposed on the country by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus, officials in Ankara have announced.

May 13th, 2014

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European Court Orders Turkey to Pay Cyprus over Invasion

European Court Orders Turkey to Pay Cyprus over Invasion

Europe’s top human rights court in its largest ever judgment ordered Turkey on Monday to pay 90 million euros ($123 million) to Cyprus for its 1974 invasion and the island’s subsequent division.

May 12th, 2014

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Prominent Peace Advocates Jailed in Azerbaijan

Prominent Peace Advocates Jailed in Azerbaijan

I had an urgent call today with my friend and colleague for more than two decades, Leyla Yunus, one of Azerbaijan’s most prominent human rights defenders.

April 30th, 2014

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Erdogan Tells Charlie Rose There Was No Genocide

Erdogan Tells Charlie Rose There Was No Genocide

On Sunday’s edition of Charlie Rose, the veteran reporter asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan whether the Turkish Prime Minister would use the word Genocide in describing the events of 1915.

April 29th, 2014

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Turkey to ‘Blur’ Twitter Posts to Cover Up ‘Malicious Content’

Turkey to ‘Blur’ Twitter Posts to Cover Up ‘Malicious Content’

Turkey’s telecommunications authorities will pixelate Twitter posts to eliminate “malicious content,” Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan said in a written statement Thursday, following talks between the microblogging website’s executives and Turkish officials in Ankara.

April 17th, 2014

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Did Turkey Supply Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels?

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Monday that the US intelligence community did not share its fears of Turkey’s role in the alleged chemical attack when making the case for launching a strike on Syria.

April 8th, 2014

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UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the warring parties in Syria and their supporters to “do everything” to protect civilians in the Middle East country, where armed conflict entered its fourth year in March.

April 8th, 2014

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