armenian genocide

German Incirlik Visit Depends on Stance on “Genocide” Vote

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Aug 29 – Turkish permission for German lawmakers to visit the Incirlik air base will depend on the German government distancing itself from a resolution branding a 1915 massacre of Armenians as “genocide”, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Monday. Turkey, angered by a resolution passed by the German parliament in June

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Vatican Hits Back at Turkey for Calling Pope “Crusader”

By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze YEREVAN, June 26 – The Vatican hit back on Sunday at Turkey’s depiction of Pope Francis as having a “Crusader mentality” after he used the word genocide to describe the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago. “The pope is on no crusade. He is not trying to

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Pope Urges Armenia and Turkey to Reconcile, Shun Vengeance

By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze YEREVAN, June 25 – Pope Francis urged Armenia and Turkey on Saturday to seek reconciliation and to shun “the illusory power of vengeance” a century after 1.5 million Armenians were massacred in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Francis made the appeal in an evening prayer service with

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Turkey Discussing ‘Countermeasures’ Against Germany After Armenia Vote: Official

ISTANBUL, June 15 – Turkey is discussing countermeasures against Germany after its lawmakers voted to label the 1915 mass killings of Armenians an act of genocide, a Turkish official said on Wednesday, adding Berlin should distance itself from the resolution. German lawmakers this month voted overwhelmingly to endorse the resolution, infuriating Turkey, which rejects the

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Germany Braces for Turkish Backlash to Armenian Genocide Vote

By Noah Barkin BERLIN, June 2 – The German parliament will approve a symbolic resolution on Thursday that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a “genocide”, a move that risks aggravating tensions with Turkey at a sensitive time for Berlin and its European partners. Turkey rejects the idea that the killings of

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Armenian Migrants in Turkey Wary of Political Tensions

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, April 24 – A century after her forebears fled massacres in Turkey for Armenia, Alla has gone the other way, hoping to win Turkish citizenship after leaving her impoverished homeland. She works as a nanny in Turkey but fears deportation, one of thousands of undocumented workers from the former Soviet

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