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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
    me-confidential.com ^ | 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...
  • Recalling the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks

    04/28/2019 6:45:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 04.19.19 | Stanley R. Surabian
    "Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." title="Armenian refugees in Syria in 1915. An Armenian child lies dead in the fields within sight of help and safety at Aleppo." On April 24, 2019, the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the world community will honor the more than 2.2 million Armenians tortured and massacred starting with the 1894-96 Hamidian Massacres of Ottoman Turkey’s Christian population, mostly Armenians, Greeks & Assyrians and ending over 25 years later; some say it has not yet ended.  The portion...
  • 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...
  • Turkish Dictator Erdogan Defends Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2019 9:54:35 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 24, 2019 | DAVID P. GOLDMAN (Spengler)
    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...
  • Macron: France to have national day marking Armenian Genocide

    02/06/2019 4:01:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    RTE Ireland ^ | Feb 6 2019 | AFP/Reuters
    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France is to make 24 April a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide". Speaking to the Armenian community at a dinner in Paris, Mr Macron said: "France is, first and foremost, the country that knows how to look history in the face, which was among the first to denounce the killing of the Armenian people, which in 1915 named genocide for what it was, which in 2001 after a long struggle recognised it in law." France "will in the next weeks make April 24 a national day of commemoration of the...
  • Key Democrats oppose Armenian bill (including Reps. Murtha, Skelton)

    10/16/2007 5:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/07 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday joined Republicans to warn that a resolution calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide could harm U.S. strategic interests. But despite the rebuff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, did not back away from plans to hold a full House vote sometime this year. Pelosi also came under more pressure from President George W. Bush, who had publicly criticized the resolution last week before it passed a House committee. Bush telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday and asked her not to bring the resolution to...
  • Turkey Vultures

    10/15/2007 5:21:03 PM PDT · by mtnwmn · 36 replies · 60+ views
    IBDeditorials.com ^ | 10/15/07 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Politics: We earlier ascribed Congress' move to declare the Ottoman Turks' slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians a genocide to simple Democratic incompetence. It may, however, be something much darker. Related Topics: Middle East & North Africa | Iraq Based on the actions of Democrats in Congress recently, it's hard not to think that they actually want the U.S. to lose the war in Iraq — and will do almost anything to see it happens. Unfortunately, they've run up against these headlines from Iraq in just the last couple of days: "Al-Qaeda In Iraq Reported Crippled" (Washington Post), "Shiite Leader Makes...
  • GOP Moves to Label Roman Empire Genocidal

    10/15/2007 4:41:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 47 replies · 157+ views
    (2007-10-12) — In the midst of a push by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to pass a resolution labeling the Ottoman (Turk) Empire genocidal for the death of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, House Republicans have introduced a bill condemning the Roman Empire for “the wholesale slaughter and domination of most of the known world from about 41 B.C. to 476 A.D.” Rep. Pelosi, who often refers to her Italian heritage, called the GOP move “nothing short of a hate crime” and “a cynical effort by Republicans to overshadow what could be the first significant accomplishment of the Democrat Congressional...
  • Tomorrow is "Nancy Pelosi Screws Up U.S.-Turkish Relations For The Next Decade Day"

    04/23/2007 1:49:03 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Hillary Spot @National Review Online ^ | April 23, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    In your paper, you're probably going to see it as a news brief, something like, "Nancy Pelosi forces the passage of a resolution marking the Armenian genocide," and maybe if you're lucky, you'll see a paragraph noting that the resolution's passage comes in the face of dire warnings from the Bush administration, Bill Clinton, defense hawks, and anyone who wants Turkey to continue its role as a valued ally to the United States. There are diehard Democrats who work professionally with Turkey who are... not pleased with Pelosi.-snip- This resolution's passage will bring a very modest gain (Pelosi's Armenian-American donors...
  • Erdogan's Turkey remembers defiant WW1 battles, not defeat

    10/31/2018 1:01:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | AFP
    World War I ended with the Ottoman Empire vanquished and facing imminent collapse, its doomed alliance with Imperial Germany costing hundreds of thousands of Ottoman lives and dealing a death blow to the already creaking empire. But 100 years after the surrender of the Ottomans to the Allied powers at Mudros on October 30, 1918, the Great War is in no way seen as a pointless waste or even a defeat by modern Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Rather than focusing on the four years of devastating conflict that ended in the capitulation and eventual dissolution of the empire,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The ‘Exact Translation’: How ‘Medz Yeghern’ Means Genocide

    04/25/2017 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Armenian Weekly ^ | May 15, 2013 | Vartan Matiossian
    Yes, until World War II, the Medz Yeghern of 1915 was unprecedented not only in the history of our people, but in the entirety of humankind. An entire people, an entire nation coming from the depths of millennia was killed, was dying.We condemn genocide [genotsid] or zhoghovrtasbanutiun with all our heart and soul.There is and there cannot be either juridical justification or any motion of prescription for genocide.Genocide, be it the horrifying slaughter of Armenians in Der or in the banks of the Euphrates in 1915, or the torturing death by massacre of the other peoples during World War II...
  • Why President Trump Should Recognize The Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2018 6:00:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 23, 2018 | Stella Morabito
    If President Trump recognizes the Armenian genocide by specifically using the word “genocide” in his April 24 proclamation, he would send a strong signal to the world that America is unequivocally on the side of historical truth and the protection of innocent life. He would be only the second president, after Ronald Reagan, to do so boldly and officially. Every year on April 24 there are memorial services, marches, and media reminders of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The beginning of the massacres is marked on that date in 1915, when hundreds...