French students will hardly miss the opportunity to learn true history of Ottoman Empire, while Ankara again compromised itself.
August 31, 2012
Poor knowledge on legislation and governmental system of other countries played a mean trick on Turkey and, unfortunately, on Armenian media as well. The decision of the French ministry of education, which has nothing to do with the country’s president, to include study of the Armenian Genocide into the secondary school curriculum, sparked a new splash of hatred towards France in Ankara. Turkey met this move with an immediate rebuff, and this is not the first case. The Turks seem to be just busy finding fault with the whole world over the Armenian Genocide.
Knesset will weigh all pros and contras before naming the Armenian massacre in Ottoman Empire as genocide, and dismiss the recognition.
June 13, 2012
The initiative of the Israeli Meretz party on recognition of the Armenian Genocide emerges with every case of deterioration of relations between Israel and Turkey, which seems to be the worst ever now. On June 12, by decision of Speaker Reuven Rivlin the Knesset plenary session will discuss the topic of the Armenian Genocide. This, however, does mean that the Israeli authorities are going to recognize the Genocide, Haaretz paper reports.
The color and pride of the Ottoman Empire were trampled, desecrated and scolded by nothing-can-do tribes and murderous mobs.
April 24, 2012
First the desert was dead and lifeless; only the wind blew over sand dunes, and from time to time caravans passed by. Then it was filled with sounds. At first the sounds were strange, shuffling, as if someone were dragging their feet on the sand, sinking ankle-deep. Then the sounds became tangible, the desert revived, vibrating under the weight of hundreds of thousands of bare, wounded legs. And then there came to be heard moans, cries, and endless shots.
In all probability Turkey has decided to engage in the denial policy of the Aliyev regime, believing that if for official Baku Armenians are enemy number one, she cannot find a better ally than Azerbaijan.
April 20, 2012
There remains little time before the Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide victims, and Turkey, true to herself, is hastily trying to prove the world, the Armenians and perhaps herself that after all she is not an heir to the Ottoman Empire. It proves to be difficult, almost impossible, but the Turks are trying.
Measuring others’ corn by her own bushel, Turkey does not even admit the thought that France, being faithful to democracy and freedom of speech, could not have voted down the bill.
January 24, 2012
The incredible happened: French Senate passed the bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide. The bill passed with 127 votes for, 86 against, with the total number of voters being 213. The bill renders denial punishable with a year in jail and a fine of 45,000 euros. It shall come into force upon being signed by President Sarkozy, who is hardly probable to change his mind at the last moment.
Turkey slams criminalization of genocide denial as violation of freedom of speech but throws to jail people who dare speak of Armenian Genocide.
December 25, 2011
On December 22, 2011, French National Assembly passed a bill criminalizing public denial of the Armenian Genocide. If passed and signed into law by the Senate, the bill would impose a 45,000 euro fine and a year in prison for anyone in France who denies this crime against humanity committed by the Ottoman Empire. On this day, almost all Armenians celebrated a minor national victory. Almost all…
The growing anti-Israel rhetoric in Turkey on the threshold of parliamentary elections can in no way improve or worsen the already established relations.
May 20, 2011
The Israeli Knesset once again tabled the issue of the Armenian Genocide recognition. On May 18, at a plenary session, the Knesset brought to a vote the question of passing the Genocide recognition issue to the Committee of Education, Culture and Sports headed by Alex Miller (NDI). The initiative was unilaterally approved, with 20 people voting in favor. Initiator of the ballot was native of Lithuania, Zahava Galon (Meretz), who picked up the “Armenian baton” from the retired fellow party member Haim Oron.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Mikhail Girs, like American ambassador Henry Morgenthau, also sent dispatches to report about the atrocities.
April 22, 2011
Russian archives contain documents on the WWI. There are many among them referring directly to the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Thousands of dispatches, evidences of witnesses and recollections of survivors testify that the atrocities committed against the Armenian nation were tantamount to Genocide.
I was born in Lebanon. I would like give you some of the accounts related to me.
April 21, 2011
On the threshold of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, PanARMENIAN.Net continues publishing stories of Genocide survivors. The stories were provided by the office of U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who initiated the Armenian Genocide Congressional Record as an effort to parallel H. Res. 252, the Congressional resolution he introduced to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. Congressman Schiff is the primary sponsor of H. Res. 252, the Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide, which calls on the President and the U.S. Government to properly recognize the atrocities that occurred in the beginning of the 20th century and resulted in 1.5 million deaths, as Genocide.
“The all-important point is that this idea of deporting peoples en masse is, in modern times, exclusively Germanic. Anyone who reads the literature of Pan-Germany constantly meets it," the American diplomat wrote.
April 19, 2011
My failure to stop the destruction of the Armenians had made Turkey for me a place of horror, and I found intolerable my further daily association with men who, however gracious and accommodating and good-natured they might have been to the American Ambassador, were still reeking with the blood of nearly a million human beings, Henry Morgenthau, American ambassador to Turkey in 1913-1916 recollects in his story.