Armenian allegations overshadow relations with U.S., Turkish minister says

A Turkish deputy prime minister said on Sunday that Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915 were overshadowing relations with the United States. Turkey’s State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek said that Turkey had nothing to worry about the Armenian allegations. “History will confirm it sooner or later irrespective of who says what,” […]

US Armenians seek to stop award for Davutoğlu

The largest U.S. Armenian group is trying to keep a leading Washington, D.C., think tank from honoring the Turkish foreign minister with an award due to what they call Turkey’s “aggressive denial of the Armenian genocide.” In a statement Wednesday, the Armenian National Committee of America expressed its displeasure with the Woodrow Wilson International Center […]

Turks, Armenians making slow progress in dialogue

Turks and Armenians are making “slow progress” in discussing the traumatic 1915 events, according to authors Ahmet İnsel and Michel Marian. The two authors, who initiated the Armenian apology campaign in January last year, were speaking at a conference at Istanbul Bilgi University last week to promote their new book, “Dialogues on the Armenian Taboo.” […]

Turkish PACE president navigates delicate visit to Armenia

The Turkish President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, arrived in Yerevan Wednesday amid controversy. Çavuşoğlu’s refusal to visit an Armenian memorial site of the events of 1915, forced Armenian authorities to change the nature of his trip from an “official” visit to that of a “working” one and sparked […]

EU does not recognize Armenian allegations.

European Commission said Wednesday EU’s job was not to judge history over Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915. In response to a question asked by extreme right winger members of the European Parliament whether or not EU recognized Armenian allegations, EU’s enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule said EU’s job was not to judge history. He […]