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  • Czech Republic parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide

    05/03/2017 6:52:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ANSA ^ | 26 April, 2017
    The Czech parliament approved on Tuesday a resolution recognizing the fact of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in Ottoman Empire, Arka news agency reports. Czech President Milos Zeman called the killing of Armenians genocide as well. On the occasion of the anniversary, on 24th April, the president sent a letter to Barsega Pilavchian, the leader of the Armenian community in the Czech Republic.
  • Samantha Power: ‘I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide’

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound… I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obama’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • Christian Bale talks importance of Armenian genocide film

    04/19/2017 8:11:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    the Armenian genocide, an event Turkey does not recognize. “One and a half million people were killed in the most brutal fashion, and I knew nothing about it, and that’s not uncommon ... The fact that this Armenian genocide happened and no one was ever held accountable may have provoked other genocides since.” At least 26 countries recognize the deaths as genocide, but in Turkey it is reportedly illegal to bring up the event.
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • Armenian Genocide Library Opens in Washington

    04/07/2017 7:56:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Massis Post ^ | April 6, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC — Historians and researchers studying the Armenian Genocide will have a chance to use over 5000 publications in the Armenian Genocide library in Washington, DC Voice of America reported. The opening ceremony of the Armenian National Institute’s (ANI) Genocide library was held on April 5. The Armenian and English books presented here provide detailed information on the Armenian Genocide. ... Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan also attended the library opening ceremony. He welcomed the creation of the library and the cooperation prospect with Armenia.
  • Turkey: The Last Armenian Woman in a Once-Christian Town

    02/19/2017 2:16:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Prior to the Armenian genocide of 1915, the Turkish southeastern town of Derik used to be an important center for Armenian and Assyrian/Syriac Christians. Today, only one Armenian woman remains: Yursalin Demirci. ... The Armenians of Derik were first subject to massacres and deportations in 1915. The remnant Armenians emigrated from Derik in later years due to various pressures. Because of these reasons, there is no longer an Armenian community in the town. The doors of the Surp (Saint) Kevrok Armenian Church were not opened at Christmas this year. And the church bell no longer rings. “I miss the old...
  • Forgotten tragedy of Armenian genocide

    12/28/2016 5:18:15 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | Bill Federer
    Theodore Roosevelt continued: “Armenians have been butchered under circumstances of murder and torture and rape that would have appealed to an old-time Apache Indian. … Wholesale slaughter of the Armenians. … The crowning outrage has been committed by the Turks on the Armenians. … I trust that all Americans worthy of the name feel their deepest indignation and keenest sympathy aroused by the dreadful Armenian atrocities.” Historian Arnold Toynbee wrote: “The Turks draft the criminals from their prisons into the Gendarmeri to exterminate the Armenian race. … In 1913 the Turkish Army was engaged in exterminating the Albanians. … Greeks...
  • Dr. Akcam Confirms Turks’ Genocidal Intent By Proving Validity of Talat’s Telegrams

    12/16/2016 4:19:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Asbarez ^ | November 22, 2016 | Harur Sassounian
    Professor Taner Akcam struck a major blow to Turkish denials of the Armenian Genocide in a highly informative lecture at Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel in Mission Hills, California, on November 20. Akcam, a Turkish scholar, is holder of the Robert Aram & Marianne Kalousdian, and Stephen & Marion Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University. In his recently published book, The Memoirs of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha’s Telegrams, Professor Akcam laid to rest persistent Turkish denials of Naim Bey’s existence and authenticity of the telegrams he sold to Aram Andonian, who published them in his book, “Meds Vojire”...
  • Armenia-US economic cooperation to continue during Trump administration

    11/29/2016 11:42:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Public Radio of Armenia ^ | November 30, 2016 | Siranush Ghazanchyan
    Economic cooperation between Armenia and the United States will continue during the next US Administration, Minister Counselor at the Armenian Embassy in the United States Hrachia Tashchian told Sputnik. “We do not see any reason that could stop or halt the economic cooperation between Armenia and the United States,” Tashchian said on the sidelines of the third annual “Doing Business With Eurasian Economic Union” Conference in Washington. Tashchian stressed that the United States was a key economic partner for Armenia. “US-Armenia Intergovernmental Joint Task Force is among the main tools fostering cooperation and discussion of a wide range of issues...
  • Trump and Armenia’s Occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh

    11/23/2016 4:57:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jason Katz
    Recently, Azerbaijan celebrated 25 years of independence from Soviet rule. Arguably Eurasia’s most Western-friendly and secular Muslim-majority nation, Azerbaijan has long fought another battle, one that the election of Donald Trump may shift: the occupation of its Nagorno-Karabakh region by Armenia. As the international community often does, a multilateral body was established to “solve” the problem following a bloody war from 1988 to 1992. For decades, the OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by Russia, France, and the U.S., has produced no demonstrable gains. Successive U.S. presidents have paid lip service to the Minsk Group and pleaded for time. The election of Donald...
  • American Government hard at work stopping U.S. n-plant exports

    05/04/2006 7:29:42 AM PDT · by sefarkas · 142+ views
    ITAR-TASS News Agency ^ | 3May2006 | TASS
    YEREVAN, May 3 (Itar-Tass) -- Armenia will build a new nuclear power plant with the capacity of 1,000 megawatt, Finance and Economy Minister Vartan Khachatrian said on Tuesday, after the 12th meeting of the Armenian-U.S. economic cooperation group. He said the new power plant will replace the old one with the capacity of 440 megawatt. The United States objects to building a new nuclear power plant in Armenia for safety reasons, as the country is located in a seismically active zone, U.S. coordinator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas Adams said. Not a single American company will agree to build a...
  • Farming Invented Twice In Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals

    06/22/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent. Two Middle Eastern populations independently developed farming and then spread the technology to Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the genomes of 44 people who lived thousands of years ago in present-day Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Iran. ...the research supports archaeological evidence about the multiple origins of farming, and represents the first detailed look at the ancestry of the individuals behind one of the most important periods in human history — the Neolithic revolution. Some 11,000 years ago, humans living in the...
  • Exxon And BP Battle For ‘Oil contract Of The Century’

    07/04/2016 11:54:13 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-07-2016 | Zainab
    ExxonMobil and British Petroleum have been facing off over the terms of the renewal of the “contract of the century” in Azerbaijan, according to sources that spoke to Reuters. BP currently operates the Azeri-Chigar-Guneshi fields in the middle of the Caspian Sea—a region that contributes a tenth of the firm’s global output. The British company has reportedly agreed with the Azeri government on the terms of a 30-year contract, but in an effort to expand its presence in the ACG region, Exxon has been pushing for a piece of the $100 billion pie.
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • European parliament chief slams Turkey over Cyprus boycott

    05/28/2012 11:34:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | unattributed
    The European Parliament's chief criticised Turkey Monday for threatening to freeze ties with the EU when the bloc's rotating presidency shifts to Cyprus, which Ankara does not recognise as a sovereign state. "I criticise this. This is not possible," said Martin Schulz, the European Parliament's president, who is in Ankara for an official visit. "I take note that a candidate state says to us we will not negotiate during the presidency of a member state of the European Union," he said. Cyprus takes over the six-month rotating presidency of the EU on July 1, and Turkey has threatened to freeze...
  • Turkey signs deal with Turkish Cyprus on gas exploration, expands sea borders

    09/27/2011 8:08:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Turk ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkey and Turkish Cyprus signed a deal on Wednesday in New York to establish a ground for offshore gas exploration in a move set to escalate the already high regional tensions over Mediterranean energy reserves and border issues. On Tuesday, the Greek Cypriot administration confirmed that drilling had begun in a southeastern offshore block, adjoining a gas field in Israeli waters reputed to be the world's largest gas reserves find of the past decade. With the latest agreement the ethnic Turkish northern half of Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, marked its marine borders with Turkey and will issue licenses...
  • Russia Sends Nuclear Submarines To Patrol Cyprus (Turkey) Waters - Report

    09/18/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Fennie · 14 replies
    Cyprus News Report ^ | August 25, 2011 | Sarah Fenwick
    Russia has sent two nuclear-powered submarines to patrol Eastern Mediterranean waters around Cyprus and enforce the island's right to explore for undersea oil and gas in its territorial seas, according to information from Defencenet.gr, citing a Russian FM spokesman.
  • The Eastern Mediterranean Sea is Starting to Get Crowded

    09/15/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 12 replies
    As regional powers attempt to rise, other regional powers will react. This is particularly true in this era of globalization. Turkey is now riding a learning curve. Here is how the latest is unfolding. Turkey warned Thursday it will declare a border on the continental shelf if the island of Cyprus proceeds with offshore oil and gas drilling activities. The Foreign Ministry's announcement came a day after Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias announced that U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' southern coast despite Turkey's attempts to prevent such a...
  • Turkish PM says Syrian leader overshadowed his legitimacy

    09/12/2011 5:30:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    World Bulletin Net ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadowed his legitimacy. In a televised interview with the Al-Jazeera, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "when we came to the political power nine years ago, there was a 30-year resentment between Turkey and Syria. We made great efforts to improve relations with Syria with which we share 910 kilometres of border. We always proposed al-Assad to release political prisoners, make constitutional amendments and start multiparty system. Unfortunately, none of these reforms were made. I paid a visit to Aleppo earlier this year. I told al-Assad that we were...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...