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Erdoğan seems to have taken a softer stand on the Armenian Genocide issue. As Turkey’s impact on Washington seems to be at a low point, another aggressive statement by Erdoğan would lead to a permanent loss. After all domestic policies he leads, he is definitely not sincere but just a sinister tactician.
What surprises audiences is that Erdoğan made a -one-time turn, I assume- to his former years, and provides a human discourse. Besides, the arguments in his statements are similar ones Turkish State officially pursued for a long time. Since we are so used to his conspiracy filled bashing regularly, this surprises us.
However, when this humane discourse dissected, one can easily see that the aim is to ignore the calamity of what happened to Anatolian Armenians, particularly. Other ethnicities also suffered, but what happened to Armenians was not a mere suffering and nothing equal happened to Turks, for instance. Secondly, opening archives is the best Turkish State could come up with, as it is well expected that documentation is very limited at that period due to several reasons. Oriental cunning. When you cannot find a proper document, one will prove that there was not a genocide….
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, April 23, offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as “our shared pain”. Erdogan’s statement, on the eve of the 99th
Mavi Boncuk |
The unofficial translation of the message of The Prime Minister of The Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the events of 1915 in English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Eastern and Western Armenian languages.
THE MESSAGE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, RECEP TAYYIP ERDOĞAN ON THE EVENTS OF 1915
MHP leader Bahçeli slammed Erdoğan’s message on the incidents of 1915, while the CHP was more welcoming
NYT > Turkey by By MUSTAFA AKYOL
Erdogan’s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies
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More than 14,000 children missing in 5 years in Turkey: Report
Over 14,000 children have gone missing in the past five years alone in Turkey, the Gendarmerie General Command has said
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An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine began to unravel Sunday (21 April), with pro-Moscow gunmen showing no sign of surrendering seized government buildings
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday accused Kiev of violating the Geneva agreement on de-escalation in Ukraine. US Vice President Joe Biden wants to up the pressure on Moscow today, Tuesday, in Kiev. Some commentators accuse the US of taking half-hearted measures. Others call on the West to help Ukraine implement the roadmap for peace.
Top News: Vice President Joe Biden urgedRussia to refrain from further “provocative behavior” during a joint press conference in Kiev with interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Biden pushed Moscow to cease its alleged support for pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine
Many commentators, including myself, have argued for a long time that the disastrous handling of the European crisis has opened the door to a toxic debate about ‘us’ and ‘them’ within the Union as well as a general re-nationalisation tendency in European politics. In the current European election campaign you can see a visualisation of what this actually means. This is a current campaign poster of UKIP in Great Britain (via BBC Radio 4 Today on Twitter):
The anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has started its campaign for the EU elections with posters slammed by opponents as “racist”, fear-mongering and inaccurate
open Democracy News Analysis – by John Siadhail
Fascist protests on the streets are a growing sign of the dark forces emerging from capital’s post-08 sterility.
US releases photo ‘evidence’ of Russian troops in Ukraine
The US State Department on Monday released images — provided by Ukraine — which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers
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