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  • As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens

    As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens
    The Turkish government on Monday offered condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915, when the Ottoman Empire embarked on a campaign of terror and atrocity that many in the Western world have deemed the 20th century's first genocide. As...
  • U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name

     U.S. should call Armenian genocide by its name
    On Sunday, Pope Francis took the audacious step of celebrating a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians, and then calling those killings by their name: genocide. For that, the Turkish...
  • What's so hard about calling a genocide a genocide?

    What's so hard about calling a genocide a genocide?
    What two-word phrase is so fraught with history and undeniable truth that the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth dares not use it? Armenian genocide. President Obama's refusal yet again to see that historic and abhorrent event for what it...
  • 100 years later, world debates: Were Armenian deaths genocide?

    YEREVAN, Armenia In the swank shops and tidy cafes that line the new pedestrian zone in Armenia's capital, there's barely a hint that nearly everyone here is the descendent of a generation that escaped with their lives in a harrowing flight from Ottoman...
  • Genocide dispute just one reason train doesn't run from Armenia to Turkey

    GYUMRI, Armenia The train to Turkey hasn't left the station in the Armenian border town of Gyumri for 22 years, and many here fear it never will. But if Turkey should unexpectedly reopen the gates, a lot of Armenians will be on board, eager to see the...
  • Turkey sends condolences to descendants of killed Armenians

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday extended condolences to the descendants of Armenians killed 100 years ago by Ottoman Turks, saying Turkey shared their pain and also announced that a service would be held at the Armenian Patriarchate in...
  • APNewsBreak: UK family on way to Syria in Turkish custody

    Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State group, an official said. Asif Malik and his partner, Sara Kiran, were arrested in a hotel in Ankara and...
  • For first time, Turkey will let Armenians hold memorial for 1915 victims

    ISTANBUL For the first time ever, Turkey will permit Armenians to hold a religious service this week to commemorate the massacres and deportations of a century ago, Turkish officials said Monday. Turkey will even send a senior government official to...
  • 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...
  • Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round

    The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to...
  • Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago

    Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago
    They prayed for the lost and the forgotten. They prayed for the martyrs and the survivors. They prayed for those who died and whose deaths have been denied. On Sunday, the congregation of the Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church near Windermere held a...