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Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  Ninety-eight years ago, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire.  We pause to reflect on the lives extinguished and remember the unspeakable suffering that occurred.   In so doing, we are joined by millions across the world an ...

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Erdoğan’ın 1915 açıklamasını dünya basını nasıl gördü?

  Ermeni katliamıyla sonuçlanan 1915 olaylarının 99'uncu yıldönümünden bir gün önce Başbakan Erdoğan tarafından yayınlanan taziye mesajı AFP tarafından 'ilk açık yorum' olarak yayınlandı. Türkiye Cumhuriyeti tarihinde ilk kez, Ermeni katliamıyla sonuçlanan 1915 olaylarının yıldönümü vesilesiyle, Başbakan düzeyinde Ermenilere taziye mesajı yayınlandı. Yayınlanan taziye mesajı bir ilk olması sebebiyle dü ...

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Deconstructing Turkish PM’s statement on Armenian tragedy

  “The statement was certainly as dramatic and impressive as it was unexpected,” Richard Giragosian told me, speaking about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s message on the Armenian tragedy. The director of a Yerevan-based think tank, Giragosian was in Istanbul to also take part in a commemoration that will take place in Istanbul. As he rightly pointed out, there have been several historic ...

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Why Erdogan’s ‘unprecedented’ statement on Armenian massacres left many unsatisfied

  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech  during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara onApril 22, 2014. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a surprising move Wednesday: Speaking on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the controversial mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers in 1915, he expressed condolences for the "inhuman ...

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Address by President Serzh Sargsyan on remembrance day of Armenian Genocide victims

Dear compatriots, Today we bow to the memory of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. One and a half million Armenians fell prey to such a crime which did not have a name at that time. Nor had a human language coined such an expression or a term yet. They were killed simply because they were Armenians. The crime designed minutely and in advance pursued a clear goal: to take possession of the home c ...

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PM Erdoğan stresses ‘shared pain’ in statement on Armenian issue

  Turkey has issued a first-ever statement offering condolences to the descendants of slain Ottoman Armenians just a day before of 99th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has issued a landmark statement on the eve of the commemoration of the 99th anniversary of 1915. AA Photo Prime Minister Recep Tayyi ...

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Gözlerimin dolduğu an

Adı Sergey Khachatryan...  Daha 29 yaşında. Ve kemanına dokunduğu andan itibaren bir mucize. O kadar çok ödül almış ki. Ödülleri saysam ona saygısızlık olur.Başlıyor çalmaya. Ne çalıyor? BirHaçaturyan bestesi. ASLINDA Avusturya Dışişleri Bakani’yla röportaj yapmaya gelmiştik. Sanıyorum dünyanın en genç Dışişleri Bakanı... 27 yaşında. Ama ondan önce öyle bir şeyle karşılaştık ki... Bırakın yazmayı, düşünürke ...

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‘Armenian Architects of İstanbul’ exhibition on display online

  The main gate of İstanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace was designed by Armenian architect Garabet Balyan. (Photo: Mehmet Yaman İstanbul Modern's 2010 exhibition “Armenian Architects of İstanbul,” featuring photos of architectural structures made by Armenian architects during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, can now be seen online on the Turkish Museum of Architecture's website. A joint effort between the İstan ...

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David Phillips: Davutoglu wanted to scratch the Protocols and negotiate a whole new agreement

  David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He has served as Senior Adviser to the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs, and Bureau for European and Canadian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and as Senior Adviser to the United Nations Office for the Coordinatio ...

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Turkey and Armenia: What next?

ÖMER TAŞPINAR o.taspinar@todayszaman.com Turkey and Armenia: What next? The issue of Armenia enters the Turkish foreign policy agenda almost exclusively in the context of Western attempts at legislating genocide resolutions. The result is often a reactive nationalist defense. In less than two years, by 2015, Turkey will find itself in a similar dilemma. Once again, it will be external dynamics that will dri ...

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