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30 Nov
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The sense of the Perinçek v Switzerland case

by MAXIME GAUIN

The hearing for the Perinçek v. Switzerland case, in front of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), will take place in January 2015, and so will coincide with the centennial of the 1915 events. After the decision of the French Constitutional Council in February 2012, finding the Boyer bill in contradiction with the Declaration of Human Rights (1789), the ruling of the ECHR was a major blow for Armenian nationalism. (more…)

17 Nov
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17.11.2014 – Mahcupyan : “Armenian Diaspora’s description of Turkey does not match the reality”

ATA-A Media Release

17 November 2014

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Turkish Armenian Journalist Etyen Mahcupyan – “Armenian Diaspora’s description of Turkey does not match the reality”

Well known Turkish Armenian journalist and the chief advisor to the Turkish Prime Minister has dismissed assertions by Armenia Diaspora lobby groups that debate and opinion regarding the events of 1915 is somehow curtailed. “There is no truth to the claim that people are prohibited from expressing their opinions regarding what happened to the Armenians”,Mr Mahcupyan said. 

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11 Nov
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ASIO detected bomb plot by Armenian terrorists

by Brendan Nicholson

IN 1983, ASIO was trying to track down those responsible for a terrorist attack in Sydney when investigators discovered another atrocity was being planned.

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05 Nov
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How the US Government “nudges” its Armenians

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by Tal Buenos *

Who generates the accusation of genocide against Turkey? It is a misconception to think that Armenians have masterminded this long lasting anti-Turkish campaign. The Armenian polemic is primarily an American issue. The accusation against Turkey serves American interests in two main ways; it keeps some skeletons of the Anglo-American imperialist past in the closet and it functions as a big stick in the U.S.’s present dealings with Turkey. Turkey’s many spheres of influence are of high importance to the U.S., which throughout the latter half of the 20th century and to this day has often needed Turkish cooperation in regional affairs. However, because of Turkey’s unique cultural history, it is not perceived in the U.S. as a natural ally, like the U.K. or Australia, but rather as requiring a “carrot and stick” approach.

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