A while ago, in a mailing list, a friend excitedly send Drogheda FC’s logo and told the story. Someone searched about it and found that was a myth. Now here comes again:
Turkish protestors wave flags of Turkey during a demonstration in Stockholm March 21, 2010, in protest against a resolution passed by the Swedish Parliament in recognizing the 1915 killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman, Turkey as genocide. REUTERS/ Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix (SWEDEN –
EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule at a press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
AA Photo from Hurriyet Daily News
In his first trip to Turkey, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule re-stated the European Union’s position on Cyprus, urging Turkey to implement the Additional Protocol of the EU Customs Union and so end the blockade of Turkish ports to Cyprus.
A subcommittee of the Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission has begun debating a proposal to more fully audit the military and allow for the Court of Accounts to examine military spending. On March 10, representatives of the Turkish Armed Forces conveyed their opposition to the proposal in a formal report to the subcommittee. Today’s Zaman translates some of the TSK’s report:
In an interview that has quite a lot to say about Minister for European Affairs and EU Chief Negotiator Egeman Bagis, the politician talks with a very aggressive interviewer from Der Spiegel. As expected and seen in prior interviews, Bagis affirms his country’s enthusiasm for EU membership and argues Turkey’s geostrategic importance for Europe (for my critique of this rhetoric, see Feb. 21 post).
Three significant developments unfolded in the past two weeks in regard to Armenia. One, on March 12 the Swedish Riksdag voted by a margin of one vote to define the 1915 massacres of Armenians genocide in a non-binding resolution that the Swedish government has flatly denounced. Two, Obama Administration officials in the State Department have backed off affirmations that the genocide resolution passed in the House Foreign Affairs Committee will not come to a floor vote. Three, Prime Minister Erdogan, in an interview with BBC’s Turkish-language service, seemed to threaten to crack down on undocumented Armenians working in Turkey.