Iranian official denies ‘genocide’ remark

Iranian Vice President Hamid Baghaei denied Sunday that he made comments regarding the 1915 killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. “We are rejecting the news reports attributed to me in some media outlets,” Baghaei was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency. His remarks came after Turkey demanded a high-level […]

Turkey seeks explanation from Iran over alleged genocide remarks

Alarmed by reports that Iran’s vice president said the events of 1915 constituted a “genocide,” Turkey is seeking high-level explanation from Tehran. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke late Friday with his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, who told him that Iran’s position was in line with Turkey’s stance on the issue. “I asked for an explanation […]

’Apricot’ festivals stir debate between Turkey and Armenia

A larger crisis over fruit and film awards appears to have been avoided after it was revealed that sections of the Turkish press gave the incorrect name of a Malatya film festival, suggesting it shared the same name as a more-established Yerevan movie event. “Our festival’s name is ‘The Malatya International Film Festival,’ and only […]

Armenians cannot demand compensations from Turkey

Armenians could not demand compensations from Turkey regarding their properties during the Ottoman period, said the head of Turkish Historical Society. Prof. Dr. Kemal Cicek, head of the Armenian Studies Desk at Turkish Historical Society, told the AA correspondent on Monday that Armenians could not demand compensation from Turkey as the issue ended after the […]

US appeals court rejects Armenian ’genocide’ denial curriculum

A U.S. appeals court in Massachusetts on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that prevented the insertion of literature denying an alleged genocide against Armenians into a state school curriculum. The Armenian Assembly of America said the ruling “marks a major defeat” for a 2005 lawsuit brought by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, or […]