Turkey’s Largest Newspaper Calls Obama-Biden Most Pro-Armenian Team in History

LOS ANGELES–Hurriyet, the largest circulation newspaper in Turkey, has described the Obama-Biden ticket as the most pro-Armenian in the history of U.S. Presidential elections.

"As this Hurriyet article shows, it’s crystal clear to anyone paying attention –from Turks in Turkey to Armenian Americans in cities and towns across the United States–that the Obama-Biden ticket is the most pro-Armenian in U.S. Presidential election history," said Armenia’s for Obama Chairman Areen Ibran’ssian. "With just two weeks left, we must continue to activism in states across the country to ensure an Obama-Biden victory on November 4th."

The Hurriyet article cites a recent column by noted writer Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier, who serves in the national leadership of Armenia’s for Obama. With a daily readership of more than 1,000,000, Hurriyet is widely read across Turkey, throughout Europe, and internationally on the internet.

The Hurriyet article confirms Sassounian’s characterization of the Democratic Party’s candidates for the White House, the team of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden, as the most pro-Armenian in history.
In his column, Sassounian had recounted the pro-Armenian records of Senators Obama and Biden, with special attention to Barack Obama’s commitment to recognize the Armenian Genocide, seek an end to the Turkish and Azerbaijani blockades, and to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Nagorno Karabagh conflict, as well as Senator Biden’s support for each and every Armenian Genocide Resolution since 1984.

Sassounian’s column, which is printed in newspapers across the globe and widely read in the Americas, Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, and Armenia, explained that the Bush-Cheney team, which has served in the White House for the past eight years, has been the most anti-Armenian ever, noting that President Bush, who promised as a candidate to recognize the Armenian Genocide, did not keep his word once in office. In addition, despite repeated requests, the President refused to hold any meetings with the Armenian American community. The McCain-Palin ticket, Sassounian added, represented a continuation of the Bush-Cheney approach to Armenian American issues.

Armenia’s for Obama is a nationwide voter registration, education, and mobilization effort dedicated to electing Barack Obama President. Based in Los Angeles, and with chapters and affiliates across the country, Armenia’s for Obama will harness the energy and enthusiasm for Barack Obama’s candidacy to ensure record high Armenian American turnout in critical battleground states.

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