Turkeys Deep State Surfaces Again

In June 2007 Turkish police discovered large quantities of weapons in a house in Istanbul. As a result of investigations 40 suspects were taken into Police custody, all belonging to the terrorist nationalist group called “Ergenekon”. The Public Prosecutor accuses the Forty of having planned assassinations and military attacks with the aim of creating chaos and provoking military intervention. Numerous groups belong to this network, calling themselves “nationalists”, “Kemalists” or  “Ataturkists”. Ergenekon is also suspected of being behind the murder of three Christians in the city of Malatya, the murder of the Italian priest Santoro in Trabzon and being involved … Weiterlesen …

The Armenian Genocide and Germany’s Ignominious Role in the Past and Present

Armenia

Five years ago in the Bundestag (German parliament), a noteworthy de­bate took place on the parliamentary motion presented by the CDU/CSU (Christian Democratic / Christian Social Union) faction. It dealt with a crime that had been committed 90 years earlier, and had cost the lives of 1.5 million Arme­nians. The motion was entitled: “Re­membrance on the Occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Expulsions and Massacres of the Arme­nians on April 24, 1915, Germany Must Contribute to Reconciliation between Turks and Armenians,” and the parlia­mentary faction had agreed beforehand on 45 minutes for the discussion. In the … Weiterlesen …

Hrant Dink: Belated Victim of Armenian Genocide

Hrant Dink

On January 19, 2007 the publisher and Editor of the bilingual weekly Istanbul newspaper AGOS was shot by a young Turkish nationalist. Who was this Armenian who had over the years continuously and persistently displayed courage through his intellectual campaign against the Turkish state apparatus? A state which not only denies the Armenian Genocide but also has created through a systematic racial indoctrination of its citizens a social and political climate in which such murders are tolerated if not accepted by society. The Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul Mesorb Mutafyan whose relationship to Hrant was not always free of conflict, described Hrant Dink with the following words „his life full of struggle and challenges turned Hrant Dink into a courageous, sensitive and decisive personality; becoming a symbol for justice, freedom of belief and human rights. He voiced his opinions and ideas with total disregard for the possible dangers. When he was convinced of the necessity of doing something then he acted with the same decisiveness.”

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Turkeys march towards Europe and Emasculation of the European Armenian Lobby

Yerevan

On the 14th December the State heads of the European Union (EU) will be holding their summit meeting in Brussels and will be discussing, among other subjects, the acceptance of Turkey into the EU. Armenian associations from across Europe have been busily organising a massive demonstration in the Belgium capital city. This protest is aimed at the EU as they have decided not to make Turkey’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide a condition for EU entry negotiations.

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