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  • Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

    Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'
    President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president. Obama ‎called the massacre...
  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the...
  • Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres

    Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres
    Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the memories still torment him. "Somebody told us that Turks will come and start killing us," said the 105-year-old,...
  • Judge whose family survived Armenian genocide: 'They never smiled'

    Judge whose family survived Armenian genocide: 'They never smiled'
    Pope Francis set off a diplomatic furor recently when he said what historians and most diplomats have been saying for almost a century now: That Turkey participated in the first genocide of the 20th century by slaughtering 1.5 million Armenians in 1915....
  • Rebels worry about how to control Islamists if Assad losed northern Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey In three years of fighting, rebel commanders had never seen anything like the video that went up on the Internet last week. There was Brig. Gen. Suhail al Hassan, one of President Bashar Assad's favorite commanders, pleading with the...
  • Pro-Kurdish Turkish leaders campaign in Europe for June vote

    A pro-Kurdish Turkish political leader says he's confident that his party can achieve the 10 percent threshold needed to put lawmakers into parliament in Turkey's June 7 election. But he and others are campaigning across Europe to ensure a victory....
  • Local Armenian families in Andover remember genocide

    Four generations of Susan Hazarvartian's family know the story of Verjene Masherejian. When they were in grade school, Hazarvartian told her two boys about the night the world changed for their great-grandmother, who lived in Armenia. The gunmen stormed...
  • Kobani still a ghost town, months after liberation from IS

    The battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani was a watershed in the war against the Islamic State group — Syrian Kurdish forces fought the militants in rubble-strewn streets for months as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies...
  • May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked

    Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events were peaceful protests for workers' rights and world peace. But May 1 regularly sees clashes between police and...
  • US envoy deflects insult by Turkish mayor with humor

    The U.S. ambassador to Turkey is fighting back with humor after Ankara's mayor called a U.S. state department spokeswoman a "stupid blonde." John Bass posted a picture on his Instagram account with his normally dark hair digitally altered to a reddish...
  • Turkish May Day protesters clash with police in Istanbul

    Police and May Day demonstrators have clashed in Istanbul as crowds determined to defy a government ban tried to march to the city's iconic Taksim Square. Security forces pushed back demonstrators using water cannons and tear gas. Protesters retaliated...