The international Politics of Armenian History

For the genocide industry, the labeling of the Armenian tragedy as genocide is a matter of life and death: If the Armenians did not suffer a genocide, then many genocide scholars would be unemployed In addition to asking how one feels about what happened to many innocent Armenians in Anatolia during World War I, one […]

THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ARMENIAN HISTORY

In addition to asking how one feels about what happened to many innocent Armenians in Anatolia during World War I, one might find it an interesting and cerebral exercise to ask: Why is the history of these events immersed in political controversy to this day, especially on April 24? Edward A. Freeman, who was appointed […]

Opposition MHP sees condolences to Armenians as “apology for genocide”

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent extension of condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War I by Ottoman forces has been criticized by opposition parties, with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) describing it as an apology for genocide. However, Erdoğan himself sounded self-confident over the condolence message, saying it was a symbol […]

Germany’s Gauck: Turkey’s condolences to Armenians ‘a new page’

While urging Turkey to be bolder in its attempt to face its history, German President Joachim Gauck has backed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s extension of condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War I by Ottoman soldiers. “In my opinion, the expression of a new style by a conservative politician like Mr. […]

Turkish PM’s Armenian statement unimaginable just 20 years ago

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s statement of condolence on the killing of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 represents a major departure from previous official practice, according to a former ambassador. Erdoğan’s move would never have happened just five to 10 years ago, says Ömer Lütem The Turkish government’s message of condolence talking about the “shared pain” […]