Turkey expects ECHR to stick to earlier ruling over Swiss appeal on ‘genocide’ case

Turkey has said it is confident that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will stick to the court’s earlier decision ruled that punishing denials of “the Armenian genocide” constitute a violation of freedom of expression. The statement came following the court’s acceptance of Switzerland’s request for the referral of the judgment […]

Abraham Foxman’s good name

Foxman is not a denier, on the contrary, he has expressed genuine interest in learning more facts about what had happened. It is shocking that Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, who will soon be capping 50 years of dedication to the cause of “never again” for Jews […]

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 […]

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” […]

Two prominent Turkish-Armenians praise PM Erdoğan

Two prominent members of Turkey’s Armenian community have praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s much-debated 1915 message through newspaper ads. Bedros Şirinoğlu, who chairs the Foundation of Surp Pırgiç Armenian Hospital in Istanbul, put an ad in a number of Turkish newspapers on April 28. “I express my gratitude to our Prime Minister Recep […]