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Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Iraq to warn Iraqi and Kurdish leaders against next month's independence referendum in the country's Kurdish region

Erdogan Unhinged: ‘Jews in Israel’ Kick Women and Children

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday claimed “Jews in Israel” beat Palestinian woman and children, telling his audience at an Istanbul meeting of the Turkey Youth Foundation that Muslims must ensure Israelis are “taught a lesson.”

Turkish President and leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd during his party's parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) in Ankara, on October 02, 2018. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty …

Samantha Power’s Failure to Stop Genocide at the UN

Today, I feel a personal responsibility to make this point: Samantha Power’s failure to stop genocide while in office renders her the wrong person to deliver the Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture.

United States Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will meet with defectors from North Korea to highlight Pyongyang's dismal rights record

German Minister: Turkey Controls German Islamic Association

A Turkish-German MP who has heavily criticised an Islamic group in the country claims that it is under the control of the Turkish government. German Integration Commissioner of the Federal Government, Aydan Özoguz, a Muslim, has claimed that the Turkish-Islamic Union for

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Germany Risks Turkey Wrath With Armenian ‘Genocide’ Vote

AFP – Germany’s parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide”, despite a strong warning from Turkey. Drawn up by the ruling left-right coalition and the opposition Greens, the resolution entitled

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Turkey Threatens EU Over Armenian Genocide Art Project

The European Union (EU) has bowed to pressure from Turkey over an EU funded art project on the Armenian genocide. The government in Turkey has sought to force the European Commission to cancel funding to the art project “Aghet.” The

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Tens of Thousands Remember Armenian Genocide

Tens of thousands of Armenians gathered internationally to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in which the Ottoman Empire murdered 1.5 million Armenians.

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Islamic State Bans Christians from Leaving Raqqa, Syria

The last remaining Christians in Syria’s Raqqa are being forbidden from leaving “under any condition” by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists who control the de-facto capital of the terrorist group, as forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad and their allies advance towards the city.

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Armenian Families Refuse to Return to Kobane After Second ISIS Assault

Armenian families who fled Kobane, Syria, do not plan to return home even though the Kurdish army successfully defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). “There were only eight families left before the ISIL attack [in October 2014],” explained Agop Tomasyon. “All of these families left Kobane after the attack.”

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Obama’s Failure to Recognize Armenian Genocide Abandons Modern Middle East Christians

On April 24, 1915 the Ottoman Turkish leaders ordered the arrest of hundreds of notable Armenians in Istanbul and launched the systematic annihilation of Armenian as well as Assyrian Christians within the empire’s borders and throughout the Middle East. This day would become known as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day,” and a century later is the center of a persistent geopolitical controversy.

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Calling a Genocide a Genocide

This week the world is marking the gruesome 100th anniversary of events that took lives of some 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians. The Ottoman Empire was falling apart, fighting as one of the Axis powers in WW1, fearful of its Christian minorities and their possibly joining the Allied effort led by Czarist Russia to liberate them.

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Turkish Pride in the Armenian Genocide

As if on safari, the hunters proudly display their dead prey. But the circa 1915 photograph depicts an undeniable horror. The hunters flank a dozen or so human bodies, laid out upon a dirt mound. The distinctive hunters’ uniforms identify them as Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman Empire; their victims are Armenian Christians.

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