Patriarch slams Germany’s ‘Armenian genocide’ bill as ‘unacceptable’

The head of the Armenian church in Turkey has condemned the Bundestag’s approval of a resolution recognizing the World War I-era killings of Anatolian Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as “genocide,” claiming the vote politicized a sensitive issue.

“As we have expressed on a number of occasions, the use of this pain, which traumatized the Armenian nation, in the international political arena is a real source of sorrow and pain,” acting Patriarch Aram Ateşyan said in a letter addressed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Turkey urges end to Armenian military aggression against Azerbaijan

Turkey calls for immediate end unconditional end to the Armenian military aggression against Azerbaijan, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel citied Turkish president’s chief advisor Yalcin Topcu as saying May 28.

He made the remarks during a reception organized by Azerbaijan’s embassy in Ankara on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

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Eurovision struggles to keep politics out of the picture

STOCKHOLM – You can croon about unrequited love, dance with unbridled passion or dress up in drag. Just keep politics out of it. Read more…

Azerbaijan urges world to condemn Armenia for violation of int’l law

Azerbaijan is urging the international community to condemn Armenia for the gross violation of international law, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued Apr. 21. Read more…

WSJ Criticized For Running Ad From Group Denying Armenian Genocide

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday encountered a backlash for publishing a full-page advertisement from a group denying the genocide of Armenians during World War I.  Read more…