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Armenian Genocide

Talking Turkey About Turkey

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

In short, Turkey is not as threatening as its detractors warn nor as powerful as many Turks and their new fans believe.

Senate Should Scrutinize Matt Bryza as Nominee for Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

The members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should closely scrutinize Bryza's nomination to ensure that, if confirmed, he represents U.S. interests in Baku, and not the other way around.

Ted Bogosian: Confessions of a Truth Hound

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

Ted Bogosian's story of his own motivation could be construed as ethnic determinism or something stranger: a rationale for ethnic revenge by journalism.

Turkey Threatens Armenians With Exile

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's prime minister has threatened to expel thousands of illegal Armenian immigrants after U.S. and Swedish lawmakers passed vo...

Why Turkey Matters

Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Sarro

Turkey's economy is likely to continue to grow, as will its significance to the region. Whether Turkey's rise will benefit all of its citizens, along with the West, will depend on Washington.

Why the Armenian Genocide Matters

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robbie Gennet

Turkey won't allow the US to label the Armenian genocide as such or acknowledge it in any way. Here is why: land.

Obama and the Denial of Genocide

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Obama administration's position on the Armenian genocide isn't simply about whether to commemorate a tragedy that took place 95 years ago. It's about where we stand as a nation.

Moral Cowardice and the Third Reich: The Legacy of Pius XII

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Pius is being falsely maligned by his critics as a pious fraud and moral coward who disgraced a great world religion, then why doesn't the Vatican fix the error by simply opening their archives?

Who Made U.S. Judge and Jury of Armenian Genocide?

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hughes

Categorizing the 1915 killings of Armenians as "genocide" is certainly justifiable, but it is also fair to wonder why the U.S. gets to determine this, considering America is guilty of its own similar crimes.

Israel Lobby Gets Congress to Stick It to Turkey

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

If the Armenian resolution passes both houses and goes into effect, it will not be out of some newfound compassion for the victims of the Armenian genocide, but to send a message to Turkey.

Turkey Warns US Over Armenian Genocide Vote

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey warned the Obama administration on Friday of diplomatic consequences if it doesn't quash a congressional resolution that...

Witness to Fire: Survivors of the Armenian Genocide

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Kinosian

This holocaust is like a long, dark arm that continues to stretch out over the Armenian people.

Turkey's Borders and The Armenian Genocide Resolution

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In light of Turkey's devious designs to roll back the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, it is imperative that the United States government reaffirm its acknowledgment by adopting the genocide resolution.

Turkey Exposed: Cannot Pretend to be Both Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israeli

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Playing the skillful political games of their Ottoman predecessors, Turkey's current masters present their country under various guises -- as European...

Obama Should Forfeit his Nobel Prize

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In a recent letter to Armenian American organizations, Pres. Obama once again played shameful word games with the term genocide.

Rewarding Hope: Why Barack Obama Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

Words matter. Speeches matter. President Obama recognizes that our form of government and our way of life should be an inspiration but may not be the template for every other country in the world.

Internal Documents Reveal UK Officials Misled Parliament on Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

A prominent legal expert, Mr. Geoffrey Robertson, exposed this week the false and inaccurate statements on the Armenian Genocide made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Turkey And Armenia Sign Historic Accord, Establishing Diplomatic Relations

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZURICH — Turkey and Armenia signed a landmark agreement Saturday to establish diplomatic relations and open their sealed border after a century ...

Who Will Blink First, Armenia or Turkey?

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

For more than a year, many Armenians, both in Armenia and the Diaspora, have vigorously complained to the government about the wisdom of negotiating an agreement with Turkey.

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Turkey, Armenia Agree To Establish Diplomatic Ties

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Turkey, bitter foes for a century, took a step toward reconciliation Monday by announcing they would launch final...

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

German Scholar Exposes Turkish Propaganda about Jews

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

German scholar Corry Guttstadt exposes the oft-repeated lie that Turkey provided a safe haven to many European Jews during the Holocaust.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Armenian Deaths

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

After statehood was lost, Armenians turned to their genocide playbook exploiting Christian bigotries and contempt for Ottoman Muslims.

British House of Commons: Demanding Justice For Armenians, Not Just Genocide Recognition

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

This continuum of massacres, genocide and deportations highlights the existence of a long-term strategy implemented by successive Turkish regimes from the 1890's to more recent times.