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Turkey needs to devise a 2015 strategy

    Turkey needs to devise a 2015 strategy by Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu* The recent step by France with respect to the 1915 incidents represents a great victory for the Armenians before 2015, the 100th anniversary of the incidents. The rising image of France, which kept its promises to the Armenians, may appeal to the leaders of other countries where the Armenian diaspora has been active. Leaders who exerted eff ...

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Crisis group: Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents’ joint statement is positive moment

25 January 2012, 09:00 (GMT+04:00) Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 24 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva / It is positive that the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents at the initiative of the Russian President met in Sochi and were at least able to agree to a common statement, Director of European Programs at the International Crisis Group Sabina Fraser told Trend today. "It is good that Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to the R ...

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Armenians expect justice, not tolerance

Armenians expect justice, not tolerance by Alin Ozinian* The bill that criminalizes denial of the “recognized genocide” adopted by the French parliament last week continues to attract attention and spark anger in Turkey. With the exception of a small group of reasonable people, almost all believe that the French bill prevents discussion on what happened during the period between 1915 and 1917. Unfortunately ...

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Honouring Turkish Schindlers of 1915

Honouring Turkish Schindlers of 1915  In almost every memorial site dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust, one finds sections honoring non-Jews who saved Jews from extermination. They are referred to as 'righteous among the nations' or righteous gentiles. The movie Schiendler's List was one account of such a story. A new book, the Lion's Shadow, recounts the story of another righteous gentile, Abdo ...

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Genocide trade

When the French were discussing passage of a law in 2006 to criminalize denial of the Armenian genocide, Hrant Dink was being tried under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code, which criminalized claiming Turkey had committed genocide in 1915. As soon as he heard of the intention of the French to pass this so-called genocide denial bill, Hrant Dink expressed his intention to go to France and challenge this ...

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“Most Of Armenian Diaspora in France Are Not Insistent About The French Resolution”

“Most Of Armenian Diaspora in France Are Not Insistent About The French Resolution"Wednesday, 21 December Turkish-Armenian Business Development Council's Co-chairman Kaan Soyak said that most of Armenian diaspora in France were not insistent about the French resolution. They were dragged into this game by French government, Soyak told AA regarding the French resolution criminalizing the rejection of Armenia ...

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Sason Armenians half-pleased with appelas court ruling

Sason Armenians half-pleased with appeals court ruling With the Supreme Court of Appeals overturning a local court's decision to not give local Armenians the right to use their churches and cemeteries, Sason Armenians are half-satisfied because they are also demanding the title deeds to those properties. “We respect the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals,” said Aziz Dağlı who chairs the Sason Armenian ...

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Turkey and its contradictions

Thursday, November 24, 2011   Turkey is indeed a land of contradictions and surprises. Prime Minister Erdoğan’s apology for the atrocities committed in Dersim, today’s Tunceli, in the 1930s against Kurds of mostly Alevi origin by the Turkish Armed Forces is a case in point. This development stands out even more since Turks are not wired to automatically apologize. This apology, apart from anything else, sho ...

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ARMENIAN-TURKISH BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN YEREVAN

Yerevan, Armenia – On November 22, 2011, a two-day conference of Armenian and Turkish businessmen launched at the Hotel Hrazdan in Yerevan. The event is organized by the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia as part of the “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Consortium of ...

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Turkish businessman: open border will thrice increase Armenia-Turkey trade turnover

PanARMENIAN.Net - Trade turnover between Armenia and Turkey totals USD 300 mln with a possibility to make it three times as big in case of opening the border in the nearest future, co-founder of the Turkish-Armenian Business Development Council (TABDC) said. Talking with journalists in Yerevan, Noyan Soyak noted the possibility to develop a triangle tour: Ejmiatsin -Van - Ani. Dwelling on the launch of Yere ...

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