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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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PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a written declaration on Tuesday, introduced by members of the Armenian delegation, condemning the violence against the Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, which resulted in the displacement of thousands of people and the destruction of property.

April 8th, 2014

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Erdogan Vows Revenge on Opponents after Election Victory

Erdogan Vows Revenge on Opponents after Election Victory

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory for his Islamic-based party in key regional elections and warned his foes they would “pay the price” for plotting his downfall.

March 31st, 2014

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Twitter Begins Ban in Turkey, Sues Ankara

Twitter Begins Ban in Turkey, Sues Ankara

Twitter filed two petitions for lawsuits in Turkish courts on March 26 to challenge an access ban on its service, while starting to block access to certain Turkish content for the first time, as requested by Ankara.

March 26th, 2014

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Sarkisian Directs UN Missions to Raise Kessab Issue

Sarkisian Directs UN Missions to Raise Kessab Issue

President Serzh Sarkisian on Monday said he has directed Armenia’s United Nations missions in New York and Geneva to address the importance of “ensuring the security of the Armenians in Kessab and their safe return to their permanent places of residence at the structures dealing with human rights and ethnic minorities,” reported the presidential office.

March 24th, 2014

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Reports Cite 80 Dead in Kessab; Churches Desecrated

Reports Cite 80 Dead in Kessab; Churches Desecrated

KESSAB, Syria–The Armenian populated villages of Kessab, Syria were the target of three days of brutal cross-border attacks from Turkey by al-Qaeda affiliated armed bands, which have cost 80 lives and forced the civilian population of the area to flee to neighboring hills, with many seeking safe-haven in the nearby cities of Latakia and Basit.
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March 24th, 2014

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Kessab Attacked by Gunmen from Turkey

Kessab Attacked by Gunmen from Turkey

On Friday morning the Armenian-populated city of Kessab in Syrian was attacked by gunmen who crossed the border from Turkey, reported the Beirut-based Aztag newspaper.

March 21st, 2014

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Iran, Azerbaijan Vow to Broaden Relations

Iran, Azerbaijan Vow to Broaden Relations

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijan’s special envoy to Tehran Kamaladdin Heydarov stressed the need to utilize each and every capacity of the two countries to pave the ground for the enhancement of bilateral ties in various political, economic, cultural, and scientific sectors.

March 17th, 2014

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Switzerland Appeals European Human Rights Court Ruling

Switzerland Appeals European Human Rights Court Ruling

The government of Switzerland announced Tuesday that it will appeal a December 17, 2013 decision by the European Court of Human Rights overturning the conviction of Dogu Perinçek for denying the Armenian Genocide.

March 11th, 2014

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Crimean Tatars Ask Aliyev for Help

Crimean Tatars Ask Aliyev for Help

In a piece published on the eurasianet.org blog, author Giorgi Lomsadze reports that leaders of the Crimean Tatars have sent an appeal for help to Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev to support the community as the crisis in Ukraine escalates and a referendum to secede from Ukraine is scheduled for this Sunday.

March 10th, 2014

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Georgia’s Prime Minister Pledges To Expand Development of Javakhk

Georgia’s Prime Minister Pledges To Expand Development of Javakhk

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili pledged to develop all the regions of the Republic equally, including Javakhk (Samtskhe-Javakheti), during an address at the Atlantic Council held as part of his first official visit to the United States this week, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

February 28th, 2014

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Calls for Erdogan to Resign Following Leaked Phone Conversation

Calls for Erdogan to Resign Following Leaked Phone Conversation

A voice recording said to be of a telephone conversation between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his son Bilal is at the center of the latest political storm in Turkey.

February 26th, 2014

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