Religion plays an important role in the 1915 Events and the related Turkish-Armenian controversy. In the Armenian genocide narrative, Armenians are frequently portrayed as the downtrodden “first Christian nation”, while Turks are portrayed as the cruel Muslims who sought to annihilate various Christian groups.
An investigation has been launched into a pro-government media outlet reporter after he claimed that some members of society wanted the “execution” of the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party.
Turkey warned the West on March 20 about ignoring Islamophobia, saying doing so could fuel further deadly attacks.
Remarks by Turkey's president about battles fought on Turkish soil during World War I have unfortunately been taken out of context, said a top aide to the president on March 20.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called for calm heads ahead of the local elections slated for March 31, saying the government is acting like there is war when instead people were just going to vote for local administrations.
Turkey and Iran have launched a coordinated and concurrent military operation against “terror groups” and drug smugglers along the “borders of the two countries,” Iran’s interior minister said on March 20 in a written statement.
Colleagues, friends and family members bid farewell to senior Hürriyet reporter Gülden Aydın at ceremonies held in Istanbul on March 20.