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  • Egypt Willing to Grant Asylum to Erdogan’s arch-foe, Gulen

    07/26/2016 3:32:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | MEConfident
    Egyptian lawmakers Monday urged Cairo to grant political asylum to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of plotting the failed military coup against Turkish President Erdogan, in a move that would further strain relations between the two countries, reports say. Egypt has refused to condemn the failed military coup which occurred July 15 as diplomatic feud between the two countries plays out. Egyptian lawmaker Emad Mahrous reportedly called on al-Sisi’s cabinet to grant Gulen asylum in Egypt as Turkish authorities called on Washington to extradite the Turkish preacher. “[Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is giving shelter to hundreds of leaders...
  • Armenian genocide remembrance march expected to draw thousands

    04/24/2019 2:24:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | APR 24, 2019
    Thousands of people will march through Hollywood and the Mid-City area Wednesday to mark the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, again calling on Turkey — and the United States — to officially recognize that it occurred. Turkey has refused to recognize the killings of 1.5 million Armenians beginning in 1915 as a genocide. Americans presidents also have declined to do so, calling the deaths at the hands of the Ottoman Empire an atrocity but not a genocide. ... The Armenian genocide began in 1915 and resulted in the deaths of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in a campaign...
  • Turkish Dictator Erdogan Defends Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2019 8:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Liberals call anyone they don't like Hitler, so often that we have to remind ourselves that there really are monsters out there. One of them is Turkey's strongman Recep Erdogan, who marked the remembrance day for the nearly two million Armenians butchered by the Turkish army and their auxiliaries at the end of World War I. Hitler declared in 1939 that he could kill the Jews because, "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" The Armenian genocide was massively reported at the time by U.S. and other foreign diplomats and comprehensively documented by historians. Despicably, Erdogan...
  • Last Armenian in Afrin forced to migrate (in Turkish/ISIS occupied Syria)

    03/30/2019 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 29 Mar 2019, 12:00 | ANF SHEHBA
    The Turkish state and their allied gangs confiscated the last Armenian who was still in Afrin Harut Kivork’s home and turned it into a mosque. The Turkish state and their allied gangs have continued their robbery, pillaging, rapes and all manner of inhumane attacks since the first day they invaded Afrin. Thousands of families’ homes have been confiscated to date, now including the home and all possessions of the last Armenian who was still living in Afrin, Harut Kivork. Harut Kivork’s family is one of hundreds of thousands who were forced to migrate to Afrin in 1915 during the Ottoman...
  • Muslim Cleric: Armenian Genocide A Lie .. By The British.. Muslims Never Perpetrated Racial Massacre

    06/29/2018 12:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 25, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim Cleric: Armenian Genocide A Lie Fabricated By The British, The Muslims Never Perpetrated A Racial Massacre.(Full title). Genocide denial. Criminal when non-Muslims do it, tolerated even venerated when Muslims do it. So it stands to reason that the Armenian genocide of millions of Christians by Muslims has not been designated as such by so many Western countries. ... Egyptian Cleric Sheikh Sharif Abadi: The Armenian Genocide Is A Lie Fabricated By The British, The Muslims Never Perpetrated A Racial Massacre ... Egyptian cleric Sheikh Sharif Abadi said that throughout history, the Muslims never fought peoples, never conquered in order...
  • Armenian Genocide: Turkey Cracks Down

    05/22/2018 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 6, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    The Christian genocide in Ottoman Turkey lasted for 10 years -- from 1913 to 1923 and targeted Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and other Christians. It resulted in the annihilation of around three million people. Sadly, Turkish aggression against the remaining Armenians continues. According to Turkish myth, it was actually the "treacherous" Armenians who persecuted Turks; and the Turks were acting in self-defense to rid themselves of murderous Armenians. A widespread Turkish claim is, "They deserved it." The lies and state propaganda, which hold the victims responsible for their own annihilation, are what enable the ongoing Turkish persecution of the country's...
  • Israeli lawmakers move to recognize Armenian genocide amid Turkey row

    05/17/2018 4:25:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | May 16, 2018 | Lahav Harkov
    Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuly and Likud MK Amir Ohana stated they would submit legislation to make Israel the 30th country to recognize the Armenian genocide. Bills to recognize the Armenian Genocide by the Turks were back on the Knesset’s agenda on Wednesday, after Turkey and Israel expelled each other’s envoys. Zionist Union MK Itzik Shmuly and Likud MK Amir Ohana both said they would submit legislation to make Israel the 30th country to recognize the genocide of 1915, in which the Ottoman Empire took the lives of 1.5 million Armenians. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook...
  • Turkey rejects Trump interpretation of Armenian genocide

    04/25/2018 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 25 2018 | none stated
    The Turkish foreign ministry has issued a rebuttal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement on the Armenian genocide. “We reject the inaccurate expressions and the subjective interpretation of history in the written statement by Mr. Donald Trump, President of the USA, released on 24 April 2018 regarding the events of 1915,” it said. “In this context, we remind President Trump that during the same period more than 500.000 Muslims were slaughtered as a result of the events in which Armenian insurgents took part.” It said that Turkey was offering to establish a Joint Historical Commission to research the historical period,...
  • Governorship Bans the Word ‘Genocide’; 1915 Commemoration Cancelled

    04/24/2018 10:58:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    BIA News Desk -İstanbul ^ | 24 April 2018, Tuesday 14:31 | Pınar Tarcan
    The ceremony to be held at Sultanahmet Square in Ä°stanbul today (April 24) to commemorate the ones who lost their lives in the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915 was cancelled. The commemoration ceremony would be held by Human Rights Association (Ä°HD) Ä°stanbul Branch, Commission Against Racism and Discrimination and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) at 12 p.m. Ä°stanbul Governorship's request that the word "genocide" be removed from the statement to be read out during the commemoration was announced as the reason for the cancellation of the ceremony. Three people have been detained Three members of the Ä°HD, Jihan...
  • April 24 in Turkey: Still No Justice for the Murdered Armenian Serving in the Turkish Army

    04/24/2018 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s message was read at the commemoration mass that was held at the Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church in Istanbul on April 24—the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.The message said, in part:“On this occasion, I would like to emphasize that the peace, security and happiness of our Armenian community are of special importance to us. We have no tolerance for the alienation and exclusion of our Armenian citizens and for a single Armenian citizen to feel second-class… With these thoughts, I once again pay tribute to the memories of the Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives...
  • Egypt: “Events in Afrin are reminiscent of the Armenian Genocide”

    03/27/2018 2:09:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018, 14:14 | ANF CAIRO
    The Egyptian Parliament issued a warning that methods of annihilation and exile Turkey utilizes in Afrin are reminiscent of the Armenian Genocide. The Egyptian Parliamentary committee on the matters of Arab countries issued a statement and stressed that the invasion of Afrin is “an ethnic cleansing”. The statement warned against an ethnic cleansing against Kurds in Rojava and Southern Kurdistan and stressed that Turkey’s attacks against Afrin and Shengal are attacks against the independence of Syria and Iraq. The statement also pointed out the massacres and exile involved in the invasion of Afrin and said the events are reminiscent of...
  • Armenian genocide monument to be erected in Geneva

    03/27/2018 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | 27 Mar 2018, 09:00 | ANF GENEVA
    Geneva Canton Court has approved the building of an Armenian Genocide Monument. The monument will be opened on the 103rd anniversary of the genocide. The Geneva Canton Court has said the final word on the discussions on the monument the public wanted to erect in Geneva for years to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide, but were prevented by Turkey’s diplomatic pressure. The court ruled that the appeals to prevent the building of the monument are baseless and that the monument can be erected inside the Trembley Park in Geneva. The monument project prepared by Parisian Armenian Melik Ohanyan...
  • Erdogan Has Released the Genealogy of Thousands of Turks – But What Is His Motive?

    03/25/2018 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    The Armenian Mirror-Spectator ^ | March 1, 2018 | Robert Fisk
    Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a clear ethnic identity, untainted by racial minorities or doubtful lineage. That’s one reason why the Nazis lavished praise on Ataturk’s republic, their newspapers mourning his death in black-bordered front pages. After all, as Hitler was to ask in several newspaper interviews – and to his generals...
  • Hamidian (Armenian) Massacres (remembered on 100th Anniversary of death of Sultan Abdul Hamid)

    02/24/2018 12:00:32 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Armenian National Institute ^ | none stated | ANI
    The Armenian Massacres in 1894-1896 were the first near-genocidal series of atrocities committed against the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. They were carried out during the reign of Abdul Hamid (Abdulhamit) II (1876-1909), the last sultan effectively to rule over the Turkish state. The massacres broke out in the summer of 1894 in the remote region of Sasun in southern Armenia, where the government relied on the excuse of Armenian resistance to Kurdish encroachment into the last recesses of the mountains to order the sacking of the alpine hamlets. The incident resulted in strong Armenian protests against the sultan's...
  • Dutch parliament recognizes Armenian genocide

    02/23/2018 8:26:31 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 20:48 | ANF THE HAGUE
    Dutch parliament has recognized the Armenian genocide. The government will send a delegation to the commemoration to take place in Yerevan on April 24. The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion presented by the Christian Union recognizing the genocide of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that a delegation representing the government will attend the ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide, on 24 April 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia. The motion presented by Christian Union MP Joel Voordewind has been opposed only by three lawmakers while 142 voted in...
  • Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

    02/12/2018 1:40:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | February 9, 2018 | Contributor
    WASHINGTON—The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. The ANCA and Hellenic American Leadership Council have joined forces to launch a grassroots campaign to block the impending F-35 sale to Turkey (Graphic: ANCA) This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy campaigns – warns Senators against the dangers of providing Erdogan with advanced weapons that he may turn against our...
  • Armenian Man Killed by Turkish Shelling in Afrin

    01/30/2018 8:22:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Asbarez ^ | 16 hours ago | Asbarez Staff
    Afrin, Syria after the Turkish attack Rosher Konis, an Armenian man whose family has lived in the Syrian region of Afrin since his ancestors escaped the Genocide, was reportedly killed last week after the Turkey launched an attack in its continuing campaign against Syria.According to the Hawar News Agency, Konis’ mother, Shamsa, 57 was injured and his sister, Hanifa, was badly injured forcing the amputation of her leg.The agency quoted Hartyon Kivork, a relative of the family, as saying: “Their ancestors fled the oppression of the Turkish authorities nearly 100 years ago in the result of the massacres committed...
  • Deciphered telegram reveals the genocide (Armenian Genocide documented)

    01/15/2018 2:21:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    AGOS ^ | 04.26.2017 | Taner Akcam
    Historian Taner Akçam decpihred the telegram by executive of Teşikilat-ı Mahsusa (Secret Organization) and Commitee of Union and Progress Bahaettin Şakir dated July 4, 1915. The telegram is about coordination of deportation and annihilation of Armenians. The letterhead on the telegram proves that it is indeed original.We have a telegram written by Bahaettin Şakir on July 4, 1915, which was sent to Governor Sabit Bey for delivering it to Elağız (Harput/Kharpet) Inspector of CUP Nazım Bey. The purpose of the telegram was to coordinate deportation and annihilation of Armenians. The telegram reads: “Are the Armenians who were deported from...
  • The Armenian Who Helped Create Today’s Turkish Language (Hagop Martayan)

    07/11/2017 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | July 11, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Special for the Armenian Weekly “Turkey’s president wants to purge Western words from its language,” reported The Economist on June 15.[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s] latest purge has a more abstract target. Mr. Erdoğan wants to rid Turkish of unsightly Western loan-words. Turkey faces a mortal threat from foreign “affectations”, Mr. Erdoğan declared on May 23rd. “Where do attacks against cultures and civilisations begin? With language.” Mr. Erdoğan started by ordering the word “arena”, which reminded him of ancient Roman depravity, removed from sports venues across the country. Hagop Martayan, or Agop Dilaçar, was the first Secretary General and head specialist of the...
  • Turkey: Kurdish Activist Arrested for Social Media Posts on Armenian Genocide

    05/30/2017 9:20:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | May 30, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Mukaddes Alataş, a Kurdish human rights activist from Diyarbakir, was recenly arrested for “being a member of a terror organization.” Her crime? She posted about the Armenian Genocide on social media and engaged in women’s rights activism.Mukaddes Alataş Alataş was detained in her home on May 11 after a police raid and was jailed after eight days in police custody.“The reason for her detention is her activities regarding human rights, women’s rights, and her social media posts about the Armenian Genocide,” said Eren Keskin, a leading human rights lawyer and co-head of the Human Rights Association (IHD). “Mukaddes worked as...