German President Joachim Gauck in Turkey. A FP roundup…

German president arrives in Turkey, to visit German troops German President Joachim Gauck arrived in Turkey late yesterday as he kicked off a four-day visit to Turkey. Turkey Reaction To Gul on TIME 100 Notes Absence of Erdogan Turkey’s controversial Prime Minister is more used to the spotlight than his ally and rival, President Abdullah Gul … Read more

Erdoğan’s 24 April statement is surprising but not more than another act of oriental cunning

Erdoğan seems to have taken a softer stand on the Armenian Genocide issue. As Turkey’s impact on Washington seems to be at a low point, another aggressive statement by Erdoğan would lead to a permanent loss. After all domestic policies he leads, he is definitely not sincere but just a sinister tactician. What surprises audiences is that … Read more

FP roundup: Turkey and Israel agree but relatives of flotilla raid victims not- yet…

Relatives of Flotilla Raid Victims Reject Israeli Compensation from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU and JODI RUDOREN; Sebnem Arsu reported from Istanbul, and Jodi Rudoren from Jerusalem The relatives of the nine people killed in Israel?s raid on a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza in 2010 also said that they would not drop their … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: No arrest for Armenian soldier?s killer, but Officer promoted despite claims in Dink murder…

No arrest for Armenian soldier?s killer from Hurriyet Daily News A military court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır ruled Jan. 30 to continue without arrest the trial of suspect Kıvanç Ağaoğlu in the case of Sevag Şahin Balıkçı, a Turkish citizen of Armenian origin killed under dubious circumstances while performing his military service in … Read more

A statue dismantled because it doesn’t meet the aesthetic demands of the primer minister…

Turkey demolishing peace statue from Yahoo news Turkey starts demolishing a statue dedicated to reconciliation with Armenia, described by the prime minister as a monstrosity. The above photo from the Taliban works. I kind of remember their work on statues… The monument’s execution was a sad scene Hurriyet Daily News One other example is the … Read more

An Istanbul photos exhibition at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Istanbul. and an Istanbul news roundup

Istanbul Seen Through the Eyes of Armenian Photographers Hetq Online A photo exhibition entitled “We Love Your Istanbul from the 19 Century till Today”, has recently opened at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Beyoglu. On display are the works of sixteen Armenians who have lived Be Muslim for a … Read more

Houshamadyan: A project to reconstruct Ottoman Armenian town and village life.

What is Houshamadyan? Houshamadyan is the name of a non-profitmaking association that was founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2010. It has a basic mission: to reconstruct and preserve the memory of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire through research. In this connection, this website ( will be the means best suited to reflect the results … Read more

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