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The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

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  • #71
    Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

    I pray he falls off the earth asap!


    • #72
      Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

      Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
      Our exleader/traitor speaks his mind

      Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia
      March 26 2015
      It would be easy to ignore the senile fool if he didn't still attract crowds at his nonsense rallies. In the past 8 years that he's been back, I've still yet to hear him mention a single idea of reform, of specific change in foreign or domestic policy, a single one. Literally every single time he speaks, it's just a laundry list of complaints about the conditions and the HHK, and never a mention of how the situation can be better.

      And now it seems he has totally gone off the deep end. He is now advocating for Turkish membership in the EU
      I think a lot of his recent statements is based on his resentment for the Diaspora and it's demands
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      • #73
        Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

        Putin’s Presence At Armenian Genocide Commemoration Reaffirmed

        Satenik Kaghzvantsian եւ Gevorg Stamboltsian
        Հրապարակված է՝ 30.03.2015

        A senior Russian official has reaffirmed President Vladimir Putin’s decision to participate in the April 24 official ceremonies in Yerevan that will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey.

        “We will be mourning with Armenians on that day,” Leonid xxxxsky, the pro-government chairman of a Russian State Duma state, said during a visit to Armenia. “We will be calling on the entire conscious world to mourn that pain together with us.”

        “And we will be urging those who have not acknowledged and condemned that terrible crime against humanity to also do that,” added xxxxsky.

        Putin’s decision to fly to Yerevan for the commemorations of the Armenian genocide centenary was announced after his March 12 phone call with President Serzh Sarkisian. The latter has also invited dozens of other world leaders to the ceremonies. French President Francois Hollande has accepted the invitation.

        Russia and France are among about two dozen countries that have officially recognized the World War One-era slaughter of some 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Successive Turkish governments have strongly criticized the recognitions, saying that Armenians died in smaller numbers and not as a result of an Ottoman government effort to exterminate them.

        In what may have been an attempt to prevent Putin’s April 24 visit to the genocide memorial in the Armenian capital, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan phoned his Russian counterpart and discussed the genocide issue with him on March 17. Erdogan told Putin that the issue should be tackled from a “fair perspective.”

        Apparently hoping to deflect international attention from the upcoming Armenian commemorations, Erdogan’s government has scheduled this year’s annual remembrance of a Turkish victory in a First World War battle for April 24. It has invited over 100 world leaders to the celebration.

        In a weekend interview with the France 24 TV channel, Erdogan denied any ulterior motives behind that timing. “There is no connection with the events planned by Armenia. On the contrary, it’s the Armenian side that timed its events to coincide with our dates,” he charged.

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        • #74
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          Cyprus Paves Way to Criminalizing Armenian Genocide Denial

          NICOSIA, Cyprus—Cyprus lawmakers on Monday agreed to amend the language of legislation pending in the parliament, which would criminalize the denial of the genocide, stipulating that the said genocide must have been recognized by the legislature, reported the Cyprus Mail.

          The matter is fundamentally about the Armenian Genocide, and resurfaced last week due to the upcoming visit to Cyprus of the speaker of the Armenian National Assembly to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

          As it stands, the law states that denial of crimes against humanity and genocide is a criminal offence only where the crime in question has been recognized by irrevocable decision of an international court.

          Cyprus is among 22 countries that have recognized the Armenian genocide

          House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou was keen to add a clause to the legislation, making genocide denial a criminal offence whether it has been recognized by an international court or by a resolution of the Cyprus parliament.

          Following debate at the House legal affairs committee on Monday, the parties took on board Omirou’s legislative proposal, but with a modification – denial of genocide will constitute a criminal offence only where the House resolution recognizing that genocide was unanimous.

          Omirou had wanted the law amended before or during the visit here by Galust Sahakyan, speaker of the Armenian National Assembly.

          Sources from the ruling DISY party told the Mail that the House may hold an extraordinary session of the plenum on Thursday morning, before the scheduled plenary, to pass the legal amendment.

          Sahakyan, due on the island on Wednesday, is on Thursday afternoon scheduled to address the House of Representatives.

          Cyprus was the first European country (and the second worldwide, after Uruguay) to officially recognise the Armenian genocide. On April 24, 1975, Resolution 36 was voted unanimously by the House of Representatives.

          Given that decision was unanimous, the criminalization amendment now being proposed should automatically apply to the Armenian Genocide.

          Under the law, the denial or “flagrant downgrading” of recognised war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, provided the crime has been recognised by an international court, is punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of 10,000 euros or $ 10740.40.

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          • #75
            Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

            Originally posted by Mher View Post
            Putin’s Presence At Armenian Genocide Commemoration Reaffirmed


            In a weekend interview with the France 24 TV channel, Erdogan denied any ulterior motives behind that timing.

            “There is no connection with the events planned by Armenia.

            On the contrary, it’s the Armenian side that timed its events to coincide with our dates,”
            he charged.

            The lying bastard.
            What an a.sshole.

            We should never forget who we are dealing with.

            Politics is not about the pursuit of morality nor what's right or wrong
            Its about self interest at personal and national level often at odds with the above.
            Great politicians pursue the National interest and small politicians personal interests


            • #76
              Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

              Originally posted by londontsi View Post
              The lying bastard.
              What an a.sshole.

              We should never forget who we are dealing with.

              Yes! We should indeed never forget the kind of soulless, lying, excrement we are dealing with!
              Hayastan or Bust.


              • #77
                Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                Originally posted by londontsi View Post
                The lying bastard.
                What an a.sshole.

                We should never forget who we are dealing with.

                Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
                Yes! We should indeed never forget the kind of soulless, lying, excrement we are dealing with!
                ----- we should *NEVER* forget who we are dealing with -----

                They committed genocide against us and others and have been lying about it ever since.
                They also boast about this genocide both during the heinous crimes and every year since then.
                There are those who think forming committees with the turc to resolve our differences is the correct path.
                To discuss anything with lying murderers is wrong. Dead wrong.
                They are going to continue this blatantly apparent fraud.
                We --HAVE-- to continue to tell the truth.


                • #78
                  Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                  How stupid can Erdogay be.......its like we can change the April 24th day. It is a fixed date in history of the world you freaking moron. You think world leaders are as dirtbag dishonor no balls like you?
                  B0zkurt Hunter


                  • #79
                    Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                    European Parliament Adopts Bill Urging Turkey to Recognize Genocide

                    BRUSSELS— During its plenary session on Wednesday the European Parliament adopted , a resolution on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The European Council was represented by Kalinina-Lukaševica and the European Commission Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Budget and Human Resources. With this resolution, the European Parliament officially marked the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

                    The resolution on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide was supported by all political groups in the European Parliament, in which is stated: “whereas an increasing number of Member States and national parliaments recognize the Armenian Genocide perpetrated in the Ottoman Empire, whereas one of the main motivations of the European unification movement is the will to prevent the recurrence of wars and crimes against humanity in Europe; …whereas the importance of keeping the memories of the past is paramount, since there can be no reconciliation without the truth and remembrance; Pays tribute, on the eve of the Centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million innocent Armenian victims who perished in the Ottoman Empire; joins the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in a spirit of European solidarity and justice; calls on the Commission and Council to join the commemoration”.

                    The resolution reminds the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2013 adopted on Mach 12, 2015, and the European Union’s policy on the matter, where the European Parliament calls on EU member states to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
                    In today’s resolution, “the European Parliament calls on Turkey to come to terms with its past by recognizing the Armenian genocide and thus pave way for a genuine reconciliation”.

                    The resolution also recalls the Parliament’s resolution of 18 June 1987 in which inter alia it has recognized that the tragic events that took place in 1915 – 1917 against the Armenians in the territory of the Ottoman Empire represent a genocide as defined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948; condemns all occurrences of crimes against humanity and genocide and strongly deplores any attempts of their denial.

                    The European Parliament resolution also asks for the establishment of an “International Remembrance Day for Genocides” and stresses that the timely prevention and effective punishment of genocide and crimes against humanity should be among the main priorities of the international community and the EU.

                    An unprecedented number of members of the European Parliament took the stage and showed their solidarity to the Armenian nation in, and in support of the resolution, and the importance of calling a genocide a genocide. Pope Francis’ message of reconciliation and peace was also mentioned and included in the final version of the resolution.

                    Kaspar Karampetian, President of the European Armenian Federation for Justice & Democracy (EAFJD) said: “Armenians all over the world welcome this resolution in this centennial year of the Armenian Genocide. The European Union is a union of values, dignity and human rights, and we expect all countries willing to join it, to have reconciled with their past, have friendly relations with their neighbors and look forward to a brighter and peaceful future without the ultimate of crimes, without Genocide. We expect Turkey come to terms with its past, and acknowledge the crime it has committed against the Armenian population 100 years ago, with all its consequences.”

                    Karampetian also stressed the need for the EU Council and Commission to show more courage, acknowledge the crime with its proper name, and not hide behind EU member countries who have not yet recognized the Armenian Genocide.

                    Karampetian also said, that Armenians support the democratic forces in Turkey, who challenge the Turkish state’s denial policy, push for recognition of the crime of Genocide against Armenians. He also stressed the well-coordinated and organized work of the Republic of Armenia permanent mission to the EU, Republic of Armenia National Assembly’s committee on foreign relations and the European Friends of Armenia, whose efforts succeeded in having this well-deserved resolution.

                    Turkey’s Permanent Delegation to the EU immediately responded by tweeting: “In its latest resolution the EP has once again been successful in alienating Turkey and the Turkish people. It acted as prosecutor, judge & jury.”

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                    • #80
                      Re: The 100th Anniversary - and Events to Mark it

                      Germany, defying Turkey, to call 1915 Armenian massacre 'genocide'
                      BERLIN | By Erik Kirschbaum

                      (Reuters) - The German government backed away on Monday from a steadfast refusal to use the term "genocide" to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces 100 years ago after rebellious members of parliament forced its hand.

                      In a major reversal in Turkey's top trading partner in the European Union and home to millions of Turks, Germany joins other nations and institutions including France, the European parliament and Pope Francis in using the term condemned by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

                      Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said the government would support a resolution in parliament on Friday declaring it an example of genocide.

                      Germany had long resisted using the term "genocide" even though France and other nations have. But Merkel's coalition government came under pressure from parliamentary deputies in their own ranks planning to use the word in a resolution.

                      "The government backs the draft resolution ... in which the fate of the Armenians during World War One serves as an example of the history of mass murders, ethnic cleansings, expulsions and, yes, the genocides during the 20th century," Seibert said.

                      Turkey denies that the killings, at a time when Ottoman troops were fighting Russian forces, constituted genocide. It says there was no organized campaign to wipe out Armenians and no evidence of any such orders from the Ottoman authorities.

                      "We believe that there is no such black stain in our history," Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said when asked about the German resolution, saying similar votes in other parliaments had not changed Turkey's position.

                      But in an apparent softening of tone, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Ottoman Armenians would be commemorated at a religious ceremony in the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul on April 24, the 100th anniversary, in what he described as a "historic and humane" duty for Turkey.

                      A source in his office said the ceremony would be attended by a government minister, an unprecedented move.

                      "IMPORTANT ROLE"

                      German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier had rejected using the word genocide in an ARD TV interview on Sunday, denying any suggestion that it was to avoid upsetting Turkey.

                      "Responsibility can't be reduced to a single term," he said.

                      Members of parliament from both Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners forced the change.

                      Analysts said that the reluctance until now from Germany, a country that works hard to come to terms with the Holocaust it was responsible for, was due to fears of upsetting Turkey and the 3.5 million Germans of Turkish origin or Turkish nationals living in Germany.

                      The German government also did not want to use the word due to concerns that the Herero massacres committed in 1904 and 1905 by German troops in what is now Namibia could also be called genocide, leading to reparation demands.

                      "It's a striking contradiction by the German government that Germany is denying the genocide of Armenians," said Ayata Bilgin, a political scientist at Berlin's Free University.

                      "Research has shown that external pressure on countries can have a considerable influence and Germany could play a very important role in this discussion on Turkey."

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