No steps should harm Turkey-Armenia relations: Turkish official

Hurriyet Steps that would harm Turkey should be avoided if the aim is the development of Turkish-Armenian relations, the country’s chief foreign policy advisor to the prime minister said Tuesday following his contacts in Washington. “We are in an era in which mutual confidence based relations between Turkey and Armenia have started. A wrong step […]

U.S. report slams anti-Semitism in Armenia’s post-election period

An annual United States report evaluating religious freedom pointed to growing anti-Semitism in Armenia, following the presidential elections in the country.  “On February 27, 2008, the state-operated H1 public television channel’s news program presented coverage of a post-presidential election opposition rally, focusing primarily on an Israeli flag — one of many nations’ flags in the […]

France never to adopt poisonous Armenian “genocide” bill- official

Hurriyet The French Senate will never adopt the bill aiming to criminalize the denial of the Armenian claims of “genocide”, a prominent leader in the Senate told the Turkish Daily News (TDN) on Thursday.  In 2006 the French National Assembly adopted the bill criminalizing the denial of the 1915 incidents as “genocide”. The bill was […]

Bill that poisoned relations with Turkey will not pass the Senate

Turkish Daily News The French Senate will not adopt the bill aiming to criminalize the denial of the Armenian claims of genocide, a prominent leader in the French Senate told the Turkish Daily News yesterday. “This issue is over. It is impossible for the Senate to adopt this law,” said Hubert Haenel, president of the […]

Turkish, Armenian FMs optimistic on new era of relations in the region

Hurriyet Armenia was optimistic about Turkish-Armenian relations, the neighboring country’s foreign minister, Eduard Nalbandian, said on Thursday, as the Turkish foreign minister hailed the new era of dialogue process in the region. Armenia worked for the normalization of its relations with Turkey, Nalbandian told Turkish state-run Anatolian Agency in the Albanian capital of Tirana, where […]