Saturday, April 25, 2015

Relabeling: How to Diminish Armenian-Turkish Tensions | The National Interest

Relabeling: How to Diminish Armenian-Turkish Tensions

Compromising on what to call the horrific acts of 1915 could be the key.
Christopher J. Fettweis

April 25, 2015

It is late April, which means the annual drama between Armenians and Turks is about to begin. As happens every year, Armenians around the world will passionately demand that Turkey admit its crimes during World War I were genocidal, and Turks will deny it with equal vehemence.

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Thousands Gather in Istanbul to Demand Turkey Recognize Armenian Mass Killings as Genocide | VICE News

Thousands Gather in Istanbul to Demand Turkey Recognize Armenian Mass Killings as Genocide

By John Beck
April 25, 2015 | 9:42 am

Thousands gathered Friday evening in Istanbul to mark the centennial of the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

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Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey : Parallels : NPR

Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey
April 25, 2015 5:20 AM ET
Peter Kenyon - Square

A century after Ottoman forces massacred an estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenian Christians, some of the remaining Armenian Turks are taking tentative steps out into the open. They survived because their ancestors were taken in by Muslim families in 2015, and raised as Muslims.

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Armenian massacre remembrance sparks rift between Turkey and Europe | World | DW.DE | 24.04.2015

Armenian massacre remembrance sparks rift between Turkey and Europe

Events held to remember the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago have caused a rift between Turkey and Europe. Ankara rejects that the killings were genocide, reports Thomas Seibert from Istanbul.

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Tugce defendant ′infinitely sorry′ and ′never reckoned with her death′ | News | DW.DE | 24.04.2015

Tugce defendant 'infinitely sorry' and 'never reckoned with her death'

An 18-year-old accused of assaulting a young Turkish-German woman last year, resulting in her death, has apologized on the opening day of his trial in a juvenile court. He has said he had no intention of killing her.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

UPDATE 1-Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary

By Mehmet Emin Caliskan

GALLIPOLI PENINSULA, Turkey, April 23 (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Turks gathered on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Thursday ahead of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

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Reconciliation, Not Accusation | Florida Turkish American Association

Following full page ad appeared in today's edition of Miami Herald

genocide?
Reconciliation, Not Accusation

“That the massacre of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was the same as what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany is a downright falsehood. What happened to the Armenianswasthe result of amassive Armenian armed rebellion against theTurks,which began even beforewar broke out, and continued on a larger scale.

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