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  • '1915' a creative take on Armenian genocide

    '1915' a creative take on Armenian genocide
    Just this week, Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican after Pope Francis remarked on the Ottoman Turks' genocide of Armenians 100 years ago. As the historical debate rages on, artistic representations of the event have lagged. An IMDb keyword...
  • On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey

    On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey
    A friend once sent me a Christmas card with a handwritten greeting: "May your genocide be recognized this holiday season." It still makes me laugh out loud, because it captures something about the absurd and profound impasse between Turkey and the...
  • Turkey lashes out at pope, EU over Armenia genocide comments

    Turkey was on the defensive Wednesday, lashing out at both Pope Francis and the European Union's legislature for their descriptions of the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians as genocide. Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the pontiff has...
  • Armenians praise Pope's comments

    Armenians praise Pope's comments
    Local leaders and community members are praising Pope Francis for his remarks from the Vatican this past weekend that categorized the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century....
  • Armenian Genocide remarks by Pope Francis bring about swift, strong local reaction

    It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it. When Pope Francis used the term “genocide” on Sunday to describe the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, he was not breaking new ground. Pope John Paul II had...
  • Turkish Cannes winner joins fight against domestic censorship

    ISTANBUL In a year when Turkey's film industry is winning unprecedented plaudits abroad, it's also battling censorship at home, prompting dozens of the nation's most prominent directors to boycott its main festival. More than 100 filmmakers, including...
  • Turkey: Dutch journalist acquitted of 'terror' propaganda

    A Turkish court has acquitted a Dutch journalist of charges of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the banned Kurdish rebel group. Freelance journalist Frederike Geerdink was briefly detained in January and then accused of making "propaganda for a...
  • Turkey recalls ambassador over pope's Armenia genocide words

    Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such. Turkey immediately...
  • Pope Francis' Armenian genocide remarks prompt strong response

    Pope Francis' Armenian genocide remarks prompt strong response
    It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it. When Pope Francis used the term “genocide” on Sunday to describe the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, he was not breaking new ground. Pope John Paul II had written...
  • Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide

    Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide
    Members of Southern California’s Armenian American community on Sunday lauded Pope Francis, calling him “courageous” for his┬árecognition of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. “As...
  • Turkey recalls Vatican envoy after pope cites Armenian genocide

    VATICAN CITY Armenians were the victims of "the first genocide of the 20th century," Pope Francis said Sunday, prompting Turkey to recall its Vatican ambassador home to Ankara. Similar remarks from the Catholic leadership in the past have triggered...