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Netherlands to Recognize 1915 Armenian Genocide

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On Thursday, the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the bicameral Netherlands parliament, approved two motions recognizing the atrocity known as the Armenian genocide of 1915. One of the motions states that Tweede Kamer “recognizes the Armenian genocide,” while the other motion states that the Dutch minister or Dutch Secretary of State will attend an upcoming genocide commemoration in Armenia... 

Thousands Of Russian Troops Head To Turkish Border As US Planes Flee From Syrian Skies

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A stunning new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin states that President Putin, this morning, issued an order to the 58th Army Headquarters of the North-Caucasian Military District to immediately deploy “selected” regiments and brigades of Federation military electronic warfare, anti-aircraft, multiple rocket launcher, anti-tank, motorized rifle, and artillery forces to... 

Millions worldwide mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

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Armenians from around the world have been taking part in public memorial services, to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million of their Armenian Christian ancestors at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Turks. In Armenia’s capital Yerevan, President Serzh Sargsyan laid a lone yellow rose at a wreath representing a giant forget-me-not flower. “I am grateful to all those who are here... 

Turkish President Erdogan Denies The 1915 Armenian Genocide

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A picture released by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute dated 1915 shows the child victims of the massacre of Armenians during World War I. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has downplayed the massacre of Armenians during World War I, saying that Turkish ancestors never committed genocide. “The Armenian claims on the 1915 events… are all baseless and groundless,” Erdogan said at... 

Turkish President lashes out at Pope for defending Armenian Genocide

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Pope Francis made a speech on the Orthodox Easter which was celebrated last Sunday. He named the main genocide of the XX century. According to him, that is the slaughter of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces. The Turkish officials, however, diminish the number to 300 000 – 500 000 people and insist on calling them the casualties of World War I. The Pope claimed that we should... 

EU urges Turkey to recognize Armenian genocide

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A picture released by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute dated 1915 shows the child victims of the massacre of Armenians during World War I. The European Parliament has called on Turkey to acknowledge its historic responsibility for the massacre of Armenians during World War I, and pave the way for “a genuine reconciliation” with Yerevan. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), in a resolution... 

Armenia slams Turkey's condolences over World War 1

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Armenia has dismissed Turkey’s condolences over the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during the First World War. On Thursday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan did not acknowledge Ankara’s move and instead accused Turkey of showing “utter denial” in failing to recognize the massacre as genocide. “The Armenian genocide… is alive as far... 

France outlaws denial of Armenian Genocide

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The French Senate has passed a bill which makes it a crime to publicly deny that the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 killings of Armenians was a genocide. The move sparked fresh condemnation from Turkey, and could lead to further tension. The upper house of parliament voted 127-86 in favor of the legislation on Monday, after it had been passed by the National Assembly, France’s lower house, last... 

Turkey moves to lobby against Armenian genocide denial French bill

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A Turkish delegation has met with French officials in a last-minute attempt to prevent the passing of a bill by the French parliament that would criminalize the denial of the Armenian genocide, Press TV reports. The Turkish delegation including lawmakers and businessmen held talks with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and President Nicolas Sarkozy’s foreign policy advisor Jean-David Levitte... 

ADL opposes recognition of “genocide” in Turkey and Ukraine

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Abraham Foxman, Jewish leader of ADL The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 23 to 22 to acknowledge the mass murder of Christians, mostly ethnic Armenians, by the Turks early in the 20th century. Turkey officially denies that they committed genocide against Christians Armenians, Greeks, and others. The main group that has been lobbying congress not to recognize the killings as “genocide” is... 
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