Libaridian: Turkey Armenia process full of misconception and self-deception

Former deputy foreign minister and negotiator for Armenia, Gerard Libaridian believes the ongoing process between Turkey and Armenia to be full of misjudgments, misconceptions and self deception. According to him both countries sacrificed long term strategic interest for short term issues. In his interview with Cumhuriyet he analyses the mistakes and weaknesses of all parties. […]

Turkish president on resolution on Armenian allegations

Turkish President Abdullah Gul replied to questions of reporters in the southwestern province of Isparta stating that he hoped everybody to see the inaccuracy of the political decisions on Armenian allegations. Turkey’s president said on Thursday that he hoped everybody would see the inaccuracy of the political decisions on Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of […]

Norman Stone on H.Res252

Bad Things Happen When Empires Fall Apart The following are excerpts of an article by Norman Stone, Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford and head of the Russian-Turkish Institute at Bilkent University, Ankara, published in The Times, March 8, 2010. The best thing said about the Armenian tragedy was a sermon […]

A different aspect of the recent genocide resolution

Shortly before the resolution calling the Armenian killings genocide was to take place, Turkish politicians engaged in diplomatic efforts to prevent the resolution from being passed. Yet, all attempts were in vain. Prof. Dr. Selcuk Erez discusses the need for political marketing and the apparent lack of it in Turkey’s politics. The adoption of a […]

Turkish FM focuses on Armenian protocols in response to ’genocide’ vote

Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday demanded a clear stance from the United States on the Turkish-Armenian normalization process after a congressional panel approved an Armenian “genocide” resolution. “We don’t want to go through this crisis every spring,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said in a press conference Friday. “That is why we introduced the normalization […]