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Swiss Court Finds Turks Guilty for Denying Genocide

GENEVA (AFP)–A Swiss court on Tuesday ruled that three Turks were guilty of racial discrimination after having claimed that the Armenian genocide was an "international lie." Ali Mercan, the Europe-based representative of the Party of Turkish Workers, was sentenced to pay a fine of 4,500 Swiss fran’s ($3,900) by the district tribunal of Winterthur. Two

Turkey’s ‘National Bitch’ Talks About Perils Faced by Female Authors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP)–"Of course Turkish women are stronger than men," says Perihan Magden with a laugh. Like her, many Turkish women writers provoke the wrath of officials with uncompromising works. "I’m the national bitch anyway in Turkey. I think they just want me to shut up," she told AFP at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But

US Document Reveals Turkey Continued Ottoman Empire’s Anti-Armenian Policies

Those who want to shield today’s Turkey from responsibility for the Armenian Genocide have sought to blame the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire rather than the Republic of Turkey which was not established until 1923. One wonders then why Turkish officials, who have tried every trick to deny the facts of the Armenian

Atlantic Monthly Looks at Armenia’s and Obama

In its most recent edition, posted on its Website on Wednesday, the prestigious Atlantic Monthly focuses on the Armenian vote in the upcoming elections in an article entitled “McCain’s Armenia Problem.” Below we present the article. McCain’s Armenia Problem "In the superheated world of ethnic grievance politics, rarely do presidential elections feature such a clear

No Future in Turkish Initiative to Mediate Karabakh Conflict, Says Safrastyan

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s recent efforts to mediate a resolution in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbain outside the Minsk Group format have no future, Armenia’s top Turkologist, Ruben Safrastyan, told reporters on Wednesday. The OSCE Minsk Group continues to be the best format for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to Safrastyan, who is the

Not in My Name

A whirlwind of noise, meetings, analyses, and most of all, secrecy has attended Armenia-Turkey (note, I did not write ArmeniaN-TurkISH) relations since Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul accepted Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkissian’s invitation to Armenia. Clearly relations must be established between Turkey and Armenia. The nature and level of those will be determined after MUCH negotiation,

Renowned Author Talks About Forgotten Turkish Atrocities at Book Signing

GLENDALE–Over 100 people gathered at the Glendale City Hall on Monday to hear renown British journalist and author Giles Milton speak about this newest book "Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922" The audience which was made up of Greeks, Armenia’s and numerous others Los Angeles area residents was attending Milton’s only Southern California appearance during his United

Lawsuit filed Against US National Archives to Obtain Documentation on Genocide

LOS ANGELES–A civil action against the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States was filed yesterday seeking documen’s as they relate to the Armenian Genocide (1914 to 1925). (Vartkes Yeghiayan v. National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America, Case No. CV08-16248, U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif., Sept.

Jeffrey Affirms U.S. Diplomatic Record Citing Extermination of Armenia’s

WASHINGTON–Ambassador to Turkey designate James Jeffrey, in response to questions from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden (D-DE), affirmed that official U.S. diplomatic reports by Ambassadors Morgenthau and Elkus and other Armenian Genocide-era U.S. diplomats in the Ottoman Empire did, in fact, describe the attempted extermination of the Armenian population,

Menendez, Kerry Grill Administration’s Turkish Ambassador Nominee on Genocide Recognition

WASHINGTON–Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) grilled the Bush Administration’s nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Turkey about the veracity of the Armenian Genocide during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday. While James Jeffrey, the ambassadorial nominee, stated that he supported the Bush administration’s position on the

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