Turkish university to offer Armenian language courses

An Istanbul university’s language academy is organizing the only courses in Armenian at the post-secondary level as part of an effort to enhance regional dialogue between businesspeople and academics. “Turkey has become a major player in the region, socially, culturally, economically and politically. Thus we decided to teach regional languages rather than the classic foreign […]

President Obama’s statements on April 24 disregard great pain of Ottoman Muslims, TCA says

President of the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) Lincoln McCurdy said Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements on April 23 was a continuation of the mentality of a missionary that disregarded the great pains caused by the ethnic cleansing of Ottoman Muslims. In a written statement released Sunday, the TCA said that five million […]

Turkey slams Obama over remarks on Armenian killings

Turkey on Sunday voiced “deep regret” over US President Barack Obama’s remarks on Armenian massacres under the Ottoman Empire, slamming them as “one-sided”. “The statement distorts the historical facts. Therefore, we find it very problematic and deeply regret it… One-sided statements that interpret controversial historical events by a selective sense of justice prevent understanding of […]

Obama shuns ‘genocide’ label for Armenian killings

US President Barack Obama marked Saturday the anniversary of the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, calling for a “full” acknowledgment of the killings hotly contested by Ankara. While denouncing the “horrific events” of 96 years ago, Obama stopped short of labeling the killings a “genocide,” despite vowing to use that exact term during […]

TCA Response to President Obama’s Statement

In response to the President’s annual statement on Armenian Remembrance Day, G. Lincoln McCurdy, President of the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), issued the following remarks: “Yesterday, President Barack Obama issued his annual presidential statement marking Armenian Remembrance Day. Turkish Americans across the country share the grief of all who lost their family members during […]