The president of Turkey’s Constitutional Court has made it clear they can cope with the massive number of individual applications filed to the Court and indicated there was no need for a systemic review of the current mechanism, as the government has suggested
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In a comprehensive interview with daily Hürriyet’s Cansu Çamlıbel on April 24, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan underlined in an open way that Armenia’s “struggle does not end in 2015 – it will just enter a more mature phase.”
Category: GÜVEN SAK
While Pax Ottomanica was based on military might, Pax Turcica in Anatolia has been based on forgetfulness. It was too painful and too complicated for the would-be nation builders in Ankara to deal with the memory of a massive empire.
Turkey reacts to the US, Russia, Germany and France over the wording their leaders picked on the Armenian killings
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
After June 7, will there be enough work to fill the giant palace, the cost and the splendor of which is trying to be justified with an active presidential system?
Turkey, which recently recalled two of its ambassadors, has signalled that it will not rush to take a similar measure against Russia and France over 'genocide' remarks
The Governor’s Office in the eastern province of Erzincan has refused to grant permission to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to hold an election rally on April 25, citing an election rally by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) scheduled for April 26 as the reason
Turkey said on April 24 that it rejected and condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin calling the 1915 mass killings of Ottoman Armenians a 'genocide'
Category: AHMET HAKAN
In previous elections, it was the ruling AK Party that made the promises and it was the opposition parties that would ask, “Where is the financial source for that?” Have you noticed? It has turned upside-down.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The commemorations of the “Armenian centenary” will pass, leaving anger on the Turkish side at Pope Francis, the European Parliament, and the German Bundestag for affirming that the Armenian massacres in 1915 were genocide.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
The image is still in my eyes: Everybody was there, journalists, businesspeople, politicians, I’m not kidding, and everybody was dancing madly, as if it were a festival.
EU Minister Volkan Bozkır will represent the Turkish government at a religious ceremony to be held at the Armenian Patriarchate on April 24 to honor the memory of Anatolian Armenians killed during World War I
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Turks have gathered on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula ahead of the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I
As the entire country celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23 with various activities, the day which has a highly symbolic importance for the foundation of the Republic of Turkey offered a unique opportunity for political leaders to deliver messages on their primary issues
The Holy See will not be represented at the commemoration ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli on April 24-25
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which is focused on the Kurdish problem, announced its election manifesto on April 21 in Istanbul with the aim of surpassing the unfair 10 percent national threshold in the Turkish election system.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Simple: They are regional administrations that have recognized the Armenian genocide.
The Armenian Patriarchate in Turkey has welcomed a message of condolences by PM Ahmet Davutoğlu over the killings of Armenians just days before the ceremonies on April 24
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said April 22 that he did not expect the U.S. President Barack Obama to use the word “genocide” in a statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has said he has already highlighted that deportation is a crime against humanity, less than a day earlier his former interior minister, Efkan Ala, said that what the Ottoman Empire did to the Armenians a century ago was not “genocide” but deportation
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