The Pope hits hard. The word Genocide.
He was the first foreign notable to visit Erdoğan’s Palace and now He uttered the G. word 🙂
Turkey has summoned the Vatican’s ambassador in Ankara over the Pope’s comments on the mass deportation of Armenians
Turkey recalls its Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis uses the word “genocide” to describe killings of Armenian Christians under Ottoman rule in WW1.
Pope Francis delivers powerful message by recognising atrocities between 1915 and 1922 as genocide in speech at Vatican on eve of centenary
Armenia’s efforts to promote greater awareness of the massacre of 1.5 million of its people by Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman empire were given a dramatic boost on Sunday by the pope’s description of the atrocities as “the first genocide of the 20th century” – days ahead of the centenary of the event.
Turkey’s ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı returned to Ankara late April 12, after Ankara’s strong reaction against Pope Francis’ description of the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
Pope Francis has referred the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as ‘the first genocide of the 20th century’
In speaking of the World War I-era slaughter of Armenians, the pontiff upset officials in Turkey, which has argued that a large number of Turks were also killed during that period.
Turkish FM’s reactions to Pope’s remarks on 1915…