Anatolian Armenians in 1915

Mavi Boncuk provides us a National Geography article on Anatolian Armenians that was published back in 1915…

ARMENIA AND THE ARMENIANS by Hester Donaldson Jenkins

By M.A.M

What really happened in 1915?. 1915 Article in National Geographic is quite a source. The article was written by a professor at the American College for Girls in Constantinople from 1900-1909……











A round up on Turkish foreign policy and EU process related issues follows: 


Turkey paves way for prosecution in Armenian apology campaign

A Turkish court annulled Monday a ruling that dismissed demands for the criminal prosecution of individuals who initiated an Internet campaign to issue a public apology to Armenians, broadcaster NTV reported.

The ruling of the ECJ in favor of Turkish business people

By Internation Musing

Below you will find an article called: ’70 million Turkish businessmen’ rejoice.

Last week the European Court of Justice ruled in favor of two Turkish truck drivers; EU countries have no right to implement new rulings against Turkish ‘service providers’ when entering the EU based upon an agreement between Turkey and then the EEC, the forerunner of the EU in 1970.

There are four points which are not mentioned:

Solving the EU-Turkey-Cyprus triangle : setting the stage

By acturca on International Crisis Group

International Crisis Group, 23 February 2009

Hugh Pope *

Turkey has been converging formally with the European Union and its predecessors since it signed an association agreement in 1963, the same year the dispute between Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Turkey and Greece over Cyprus became both a cause and symptom of ups and downs in the EU-Turkey relationship.  On the Mediterranean island, armed conflict has been minimal since the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of the northern third, and Turkey and Greece have smoothed over their differences since a 1999 rapprochement. But the 2004 entry of the Republic of Cyprus into the EU as a divided country imported this frozen conflict into the heart of Europe, and created an unbreakable triangle between the EU, Turkey and Cyprus.

Why we need Turkey

By Zvi Bar’el
Tags: Turkey, Gaza, Israel news

‘You have to understand the historical aspect of our relations. We the Turks still have an Ottoman view of the region, whereby it’s more natural for us to have ties with Israel than with the Arab countries,’ a member of the Turkish National Security Council told Haaretz last week, as the relationship between the two countries continued to deteriorate."

Turkey-Israel defense projects well armored

ANKARA – There are no problems in Turkish and Israeli relations or ongoing joint defense projects, according to the Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industry, Murad Bayar. Recent reports in the media suggested some military projects between Turkey and Israel could be canceled after tension escalated between the two countries over the latest Gaza operation and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s outburst in Davos and subsequent departure.

New dimension to EU-Turkey ties

By Turkish Digest

"New dimension to EU-Turkey ties
ANKARA – The Turkish Foreign Ministry approaches with caution the European Union’s decision to include Turkey on its Eastern Partnership with ex-Soviet countries. Turkey must not think that the European Union is trying to push the country to its periphery, according to one expert"

Erdoğan won the Arab street, but can he win the European street, too?

In Columnists

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s walkout in the midst of a discussion on Gaza in Davos won him millions of supporters not only in Turkey, but around the world. With his bold position on the Middle East peace process, Erdoğan has the Arab and Muslim streets behind him.

Nabucco: pipeline or pipe dream? (I) by Bala Çelebi Şentürk

In Op-Ed

In an interview with Euronews on Feb. 4, Alexander Medvedev, the Gazprom deputy chairman, declared "the 21st century … the century of natural gas." Indeed, natural gas may leave a lasting imprint on this century, whether as an energy source the world, and Europe in particular, will increasingly depend on or as a source of unprecedented economic and geopolitical power for those who have been and will be able to supply it.

Turkey, an independent Middle East player


Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:07:28 GMT
By Mehdi Gholizadeh, Press TV, Ankara

The special US envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, arrived in Ankara on Wednesday night for a two-day official visit, highlighting Turkey’s key role in the Middle East peace process and its great importance for the US.

Mitchell’s visit to Ankara comes at a time when there have been reports that the US is mulling over setting up a new military base in the Turkish Black Sea city of Trabzon.

Ria Oomen-Ruijten, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey, receives threats from Armenians

By Internation Musing

Not nice, not wise, and none of their business!

The European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, has said Armenian lobbyists have threatened to destroy her career because she has refused to refer to the World War I-era killings of Anatolian Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide."

Need for a new constitution back on agenda

In Columnists

The need for a new, democratic and civilian constitution is back on Turkey’s agenda following the latest crisis, which emerged when pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) leader Ahmet Türk delivered a part of his speech in Kurdish early this week during his party’s parliamentary group meeting.

National interests within the EU

In Columnists

When it comes to the European Union, there is a strong inclination in Turkey to observe it from the inside; however, when observed from the outside, more developments that make it easier to understand the EU can be seen.

Exchange of support with the US

By SAMI KOHEN on Turkish Press Review

It is clear from the first official meetings and announcements made by the Obama administration that this leadership sees Turkey as important and that it wishes to work out many problems through Ankara and engage Turkey in this strategy in general.

How To End A Genocide Debate

The frozen relations between Armenia and Turkey are now showing some signs of melting.
By Grenville Byford | NEWSWEEK

It’s almost April, so Washington is gearing up for another performance of the "Armenian Genocide Resolution Spectacular," a regular event since 1984. Here’s the historical plotline: the Armenian-American lobby gets a few U.S. congressmen to sponsor a resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians in what is now Eastern Turkey as a "genocide."

Dominique Moisi: Who Lost Turkey?

PARIS – “Who lost Turkey?” That question, often raised in the past, has been heating up in the aftermath of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s emotional outburst during the recent World Economic Forum 2009 in Davos, when he abruptly left a panel he was sharing with Israeli President Shimon Peres. And the Turkish question matters greatly, because it touches on some of the most unstable and unsettling of the world’s diplomatic disputes.

Turkey sees looming Armenian resolution in U.S. as a risk factor

Turkey warned that a legislation that would recognize the Armenian claims regarding the 1915 incidents could harm Turkey-U.S. relations as well as the normalization process between Ankara and Yerevan.

0 thoughts on “Anatolian Armenians in 1915”

  1. hi di, if you just click “ARMENIA AND THE ARMENIANS by Hester Donaldson Jenkins”, it will take you to the Mavi Boncuk site and at the end of the page they give you a link to download… let me know if it still does not work…


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