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  • Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

    Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event
    In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to...
  • Turkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader

    Turkey's president on Monday rebuked the newly elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state for suggesting that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal. Mustafa Akinci, who has pledged to focus his energy on achieving an accord...
  • Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC

    Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide. The rally marked the centennial of the killings under the Ottoman Empire —...
  • Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots

    Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus, pledging to focus his energy on breaking decades of...
  • Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell

    Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament last week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle

    For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Grayden was among thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • Turkey's Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    Turkey's president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria —...
  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • Ceremonies in Armenia, Turkey recall 100 years of pain

    ISTANBUL In a message to Armenians on the centennial of the mass deportations and massacres during World War I, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey recognizes "the sorrowful events" of a century ago. In a message read by a...