Now comes Sweden

Posted by on March 12th, 2010
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When Turkey and Armenia come closest, third country parliaments interfere. Looks like a calculated provocation….

Sweden angers Turkey with ‘genocide’ vote

from European Voice
Turkey withdraws its ambassador to Sweden in protest at Armenia vote.
Turkey's Ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk poses between ...

Turkey’s Ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk poses between a Turkish flag and a portrait of Kemal Ataturk at the embassy in Stockholm March 11, 2010. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Sweden on Thursday and cancelled an upcoming summit between the countries after the Swedish parliament branded the World War One killing of Armenians by Ottoman forces genocide. REUTERS/Fredrik Persson/Scanpix Sweden

Armenian Massacres News Trends 1880-2010

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

View recent news results for armenian massacres. Curiously it is down.


FT.com / Comment / Opinion – Turkey needs more from Ataturk?s heirs

Turkey and Sweden in genocide row

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkey withdraws its ambassador to Sweden after the parliament votes to describe as genocide the killing of Armenians in WWI.

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A Changed U.S. House to Vote on Armenian Genocide

from NYT > Turkey by By BRIAN KNOWLTON
As members of a House committee prepared to vote yet again on a resolution condemning as genocide the mass killing of Armenians starting in 1915, both Armenian supporters of the resolution and Turkish opponents said Wednesday that the ground had shifted since the last such vote.

Troubled Partnership: U.S.-Turkish Relations in an Era of Global Geopolitical Change
Source: RAND Corporation

A strong security partnership with Turkey has been an important element of U.S. policy for the last five decades. However, in the last few years, U.S.-Turkish relations have seriously deteriorated, and today they are badly in need of repair. The arrival of a new administration in Washington presents an important opportunity to put Washington?s relations with Ankara on a firmer footing. Turkey plays a critical role in four areas of increasing strategic importance to the United States: the Balkans, Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf. In each of these areas, Ankara?s cooperation is vital to achieving U.S. policy objectives.

İBRAHİM KALIN – Losing the ?model partnership?

Last week?s vote by the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Armenian genocide bill was a bad move in more than one way. It will not break the well-established US-Turkish relations but has already raised questions about the use of what President Barack Obama has called the ?model partnership? between Turkey and the US.

ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ – Genocide resolution: unwise move, unethical response

I was once again embarrassed by the Turkish method of stopping the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress. Don?t misunderstand me; I find this resolution process wrong.

KLAUS JURGENS – US-Turkey: Partnerships must be of mutual interest, benefit

The widely discussed and most recent US House Committee on Foreign Affairs vote (23 ?yes,? 22 ?no?) in favor of labeling the incidents during World War I involving the Ottoman Empire and Armenia genocide is nothing to be shrugged off.

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