Book Review: The Armenian Rebellion at Van

Amazon book review by David Saltzman. The Armenian Rebellion at Van (Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Stud)  By Justin McCarthy Publisher: University of Utah Press (September 29, 2006) This book puts a magnifying glass to a short period of history in the frontier lands of an immense, but collapsing empire. Yet these events help […]

A common enemy that is called hate.

Vercihan Ziflioglu, Turkish Daily News Neither Turks nor Armenians are interested in free-thinking researchers, says historian Ara Sarafian, arguing that both Armenian and Turkish nationalists seek to prolong the animosity between the two peoples.  Turkey and Armenia must together create the opportunity to secure a peaceful future and the current tactics of the Armenian diaspora […]

Book Review: The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey

Book Review by Robert Brenton Betts, professor, University of Balamand The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey: A Disputed Genocide By Guenter Lewy Publisher: The University of Utah Press, 2005 At last, nearly a century after the ghastly events following the deportation of the Armenian population of Eastern Anatolia in 1915-16, a carefully balanced and scrupulously […]

Armenia Needs Real – Not Symbolic – Help

by Jason Epstein, Pajamas Media In focusing on the emotional blood feud between the Turks and the Armenians, Armenian-Americans neglect their homeland’s deeper and more immediate problems. Armenia is a troubled nation. Despite years of generous American financial assistance, Armenia’s economy remains in a shambles. Corruption is endemic — the public believes that most wealth […]

McCain refuses to pledge recognition of ‘Armenian genocide’

WASHINGTON – ÜMİT ENGİNSOY  Turkish Daily News February 5, 2008 U.S. Armenians have failed to win a pledge from Sen. John McCain, the Republican frontrunner in the race for the U.S. presidency, to recognize World War I-era killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as “genocide,” after winning such promises from Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack […]