Armenian Genocide http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/49035/all en Thousands mark genocide anniversary in Armenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/thousands-mark-genocide-anniversary-armenia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands flocked on Wednesday to a hilltop memorial above Yerevan to mark the 98th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I which Armenia wants recognised internationally as a genocide.</p> <p>In the annual ceremony broadcast by all national television channels, huge crowds headed to the memorial that commemorates the massacres to lay flowers at the eternal flame.</p> <p>"Today we bow to the memory of innocent victims," President Serzh Sarkisian said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/thousands-mark-genocide-anniversary-armenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Europe AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:31:22 +0000 5823979 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenian genocide commemorated in Istanbul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/armenian-genocide-commemorated-istanbul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of people gathered in Istanbul to commemorate the 1915 Armenian genocide Wednesday, in what they saw as a sign of an increasingly conciliatory stance by the government.</p> <p>For the first time, Armenian diaspora groups from Europe also attended the ceremony at the invitation of the Turkish government.</p> <p>"Ten years ago, such an event was impossible in Turkey," said Benjamin Abtan, president of the European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement (EGAM).</p> <p>"This shows attitudes are changing here," he said at the event marking Armenian genocide remembrance day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/armenian-genocide-commemorated-istanbul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian diaspora Armenian Genocide Committee of Union and Progress AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:16:30 +0000 5824183 at http://www.globalpost.com Denying Armenian 'genocide' is no crime: European court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/denying-armenian-genocide-no-crime-european-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Denying that mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 were genocide is not a criminal offence, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday in a case involving Switzerland.</p> <p>The court, which upholds the 47-nation European Convention on Human Rights, said a Swiss law against genocide denial violated the principle of freedom of expression.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/denying-armenian-genocide-no-crime-european-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Criminal law Denialism Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:53:43 +0000 6022658 at http://www.globalpost.com Denying Armenia genocide not a crime: European court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/denying-armenia-genocide-not-crime-european-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Turkish man who called the 1915 Armenian genocide "an international lie" had a right to express his views and should not have been convicted by a Swiss court, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday.</p> <p>The 2007 conviction of Dogu Perincek, an Ankara-based chairman of the Turkish Workers' Party, on charges of racial discrimination was "unjustified", the judges said.</p> <p>Perincek, now aged 71, had been fined by a Lausanne court that found in favour of a Switzerland-Armenia association that complained about remarks he made as several Swiss conferences in 2005.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/denying-armenia-genocide-not-crime-european-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Committee of Union and Progress Criminal law AFP Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:31:32 +0000 6022767 at http://www.globalpost.com Denying Armenian 'genocide' is no crime: European court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/denying-armenian-genocide-no-crime-european-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Denying that mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 were genocide is not a criminal offence, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a case involving Switzerland.</p> <p>The court, which upholds the 47-nation European Convention on Human Rights, said a Swiss law against genocide denial violated the principle of freedom of expression.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/denying-armenian-genocide-no-crime-european-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Criminal law Denialism Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:37:28 +0000 6022851 at http://www.globalpost.com World War I root of Mideast conflict, Armenian genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/world-war-i-root-mideast-conflict-armenian-genocide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A century on, World War I casts a haunting shadow far from the trenches of western Europe, having spawned two crises that still strain international relations: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Armenian genocide.</p> <p>When Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V declared "holy war" on Britain, France and Russia on November 24, 1914, his five-century-old empire was already in decline and had lost most of its European territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/world-war-i-root-mideast-conflict-armenian-genocide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Middle East Social Issues War AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:17:15 +0000 6078077 at http://www.globalpost.com World War I root of Mideast conflict, Armenian genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/world-war-i-root-mideast-conflict-armenian-genocide-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A century on, World War I casts a haunting shadow far from the trenches of western Europe, having spawned two crises that still strain international relations: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Armenian genocide.</p> <p>When Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V declared "holy war" on Britain, France and Russia on November 24, 1914, his five-century-old empire was already in decline and had lost most of its European territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140222/world-war-i-root-mideast-conflict-armenian-genocide-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Middle East Social Issues War AFP Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:17:15 +0000 6078078 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey condemns 'Armenian genocide' resolution in U.S. Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140411/turkey-condemns-armenian-genocide-resolution-us-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey condemned on Friday a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War One as genocide and warned Congress against taking steps that would harm Turkish-American ties.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140411/turkey-condemns-armenian-genocide-resolution-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:42:53 +0000 6119398 at http://www.globalpost.com Erdogan offers condolences over mass WWI killings of Armenians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-four-dead-dozens-wounded-nairobi-mall-shootings-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences to the descendants of the victims of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during World War I.</p> <p>Erdogan's statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the start of mass deportations of Armenians in 1915, was the first such overt comment by a Turkish leader over the killings, considered by many as the first genocide of the 20th century.</p> <p>"The incidents of the First World War are our shared pain," said Erdogan in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-four-dead-dozens-wounded-nairobi-mall-shootings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Recep Tayyip Erdogan AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:31:46 +0000 5940610 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey's Erdogan says WWI massacre of Armenians 'shared pain' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkeys-erdogan-says-wwi-massacre-armenians-shared-pain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as "our shared pain".</p> <p>Erdogan's statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the start of mass deportations of Armenians in 1915, is the first such overt comment by a Turkish leader over the killings, considered by many as the first genocide of the 20th century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkeys-erdogan-says-wwi-massacre-armenians-shared-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Ethnic groups in Asia Recep Tayyip Erdogan Social Issues AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:38:25 +0000 6128586 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish PM offers first condolences for Armenian massacre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkish-pm-offers-first-condolences-armenian-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's prime minister offered his condolences on Wednesday over the massacre of Armenians during World War I, calling it "our shared pain", the country's most significant overture yet over the deeply divisive episode.</p> <p>Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the start of mass deportations of Armenians in 1915, is the first such overt comment by a Turkish leader over the killings, considered by many as the first genocide of the 20th century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkish-pm-offers-first-condolences-armenian-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenia Armenian Genocide Asia Recep Tayyip Erdogan Social Issues Technology War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:33:35 +0000 6128666 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey's Erdogan offers condolences for 1915 Armenia killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/turkeys-erdogan-offers-unexpected-condolences-armenian-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonny Hogg</p> <p>ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.</p> <p>In a statement issued on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the deeply contested deaths, Erdogan unexpectedly described the events of 1915 as "inhumane", using more conciliatory language than has often been the case for Turkish leaders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/turkeys-erdogan-offers-unexpected-condolences-armenian-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Europe Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:44:07 +0000 6128624 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish PM offers first condolences for Armenian massacre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkish-pm-offers-first-condolences-armenian-massacre-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's prime minister offered his condolences on Wednesday over the massacre of Armenians during World War I, calling it "our shared pain", the country's most significant overture yet over the deeply divisive episode.</p> <p>Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the start of mass deportations of Armenians in 1915, is the first such overt comment by a Turkish leader over the killings, considered by many as the first genocide of the 20th century.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/turkish-pm-offers-first-condolences-armenian-massacre-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Asia Europe Politics Recep Tayyip Erdogan Social Issues Technology War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:03:05 +0000 6129070 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/armenia-accuses-turkey-utter-denial-genocide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, after Ankara for the first time offered condolences for the tragedy.</p> <p>"The Armenian Genocide... is alive as far as the successor of the Ottoman Turkey continues its policy of utter denial," Sarkisian said in a statement marking the 99th anniversary of the massacres.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/armenia-accuses-turkey-utter-denial-genocide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenian Genocide Committee of Union and Progress Ethnic cleansing Social Issues AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:32:01 +0000 6129518 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130922/football-arsenal-go-top-after-beating-stoke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" for failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, after Ankara for the first time offered condolences for the tragedy.</p> <p>"The Armenian genocide... is alive as far as the successor of the Ottoman Turkey continues its policy of utter denial," Sarkisian said in a statement marking the 99th anniversary of the massacres.</p> <p>mkh-im/sjw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Armenian Genocide Asia Ethnic cleansing AFP Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:01:31 +0000 5941185 at http://www.globalpost.com