Turkish intellectuals view Armenian Patriarchate museum

The Patrik Golod Museum, which is home to 500 artifacts including handwritten bibles, kaftans, scepters and centuries-old patriarch crowns, has a new face thanks to a remodeling project. The museum located in the Turkish Armenian Patriarchate opened its doors Tuesday to Turkish intellectuals The Turkish Armenian Patriarchate opened its doors Tuesday to Turkish intellectuals to […]

Examining the Armenian deportation

In order to be able to judge whether the Armenian deportation of 1915 can be labeled as a genocide attempt, I think we first and foremost need to delve into the concept of “deportation.” Here arises an important question: Was the Ottoman deportation of the Armenians the first of its sort in history? In other […]

’Armenian genocide’ bill doesn’t reach US House, Armenians say

A U.S. Armenian campaign to pass the “Armenian genocide” resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives has failed, major Armenian groups reported late Wednesday. “Despite a broad bipartisan majority of U.S. representatives prepared to vote in favor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution [H.Res. 252], U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose today to let this session […]

Ottoman architecture not just from Armenians and Greeks, says historian

Two recent exhibitions on Istanbul’s Armenian and Greek architects have caused a debate among experts on Ottoman architecture. While some say there is an attempt to show that Istanbul’s recent architectural heritage belongs to Armenians and Greeks only, others think that such a prejudiced approach goes against academic objectivity Selman Can has studied Ottoman architecture […]

We can not let resolutions on so-called Armenian genocide hang like sword of Damocles, FM Davutoglu said

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that they will not let resolutions on the so-called Armenian genocide hang like the sword of Damocles in Turkish-U.S. relations. Speaking on the 2011 budget of his ministry at the Turkish Parliamentary Assembly, Davutoglu said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to U.S. President […]