Turkish-Armenian film caught up in border problem

Hurriyet While Turkey and Armenia take steps toward normalization, a documentary by a group of Turkish and Armenian filmmakers gets caught up dealing with border regulations of both countries. However, the filmmakers do not give up and shoot their film, holding on to the name ’Aras documentary,’ now the name of a young Turkish character […]

Turkey to bring Azerbaijan and Armenia together in early 2009

Hurriyet Turkish, Azerbaijani, and Armenian foreign ministers will meet to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in early 2009, while the agreement on the proposed Caucasus platform could also be signed in the coming year, news reports said. Hulusi Kilic, Turkey’ Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told at a press conference in Baku late on Thursday that the diplomats […]

The Armenian tragedy – Congress ponders genocide bill: But was it genocide?

Tulin Daloglu In a recent action alert, Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) wrote that “[t]he Turkish government, which has outlawed discussion of the Armenian genocide within its borders, is exporting its undemocratic free-speech restrictions to the United States by imposing a ‘gag-rule’ on congressional consideration and adoption of the Armenian Genocide Resolution.” This kind […]

Turkish FM Babacan says Armenia solution was never this close

Hurriyet A solution for the disputes between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has lasted since World War One, was never this close, Turkey’s foreign minister told Hurriyet daily on Monday. “The Serzh Sargsyan administration believes that solution of problems with both Turkey and Azerbaijan will bring stability and welfare to the country,” Ali Babacan told […]

Army opposes apology petition

Hurriyet The military became involved Friday in a deepening controversy over an apology campaign launched by Turkish intellectuals for the World War I-era killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. “We definitely think what has been done is not right. Apologizing is wrong and can yield harmful consequences,” Brig. Gen. Metin Gürak, […]