Showing posts with label Ottoman Empire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ottoman Empire. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2018

Turkey Summons Dutch Diplomat over Armenian Genocide Decision

Armenian Genocide
Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d‘affaires on Friday to complain about the Netherlands parliament recognizing the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Turkey’s FM remarks in Munich unconstructive: Iran

Iran' s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Iran considers remarks of the Turkey’s foreign minister in Munich “unconstructive” and added that they should know that instability and insecurity in the region has no guilty except them and a number of fearing states.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan urges German MPs to stand firm on Armenian genocide vote

Armenia’s president urged German lawmakers June 1 to not be “intimidated” by Turkey ahead of their vote on branding the mass killings of Armenians in the hands of the Ottomans in 1915 a  “genocide,” as leaders in Ankara warned it could harm ties.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Putin participation in Armenia’s commemorations cannot be reason behind Ankara’s reaction

Kremlin does not regard Russian President Vladimir Putin’s participation in commemorative events timed to coincide with centenary of the 1915 genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a reason behind Turkey’s negative reaction, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pope has joined conspiracy against Turkish government, PM Davutoğlu says (Our just order in Istanbul and İzmir)

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has accused Pope Francis of “joining the conspiracy” of an “evil front” targeting Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), after the pontiff referred to the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Syria: Turkish incursion is 'flagrant aggression'. Ankara did not await permission from Damascus

The Syrian government has said that Turkey informed Syria ahead of a major overnight military incursion but did not await Syrian agreement to the action, Reuters news agency reported.
Turkish soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria were successfully evacuated to Turkey in the military operation early on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Turkish army ‘evacuates’ tiny Syrian enclave (The Süleyman Shah Tomb)

Turkish convoy has completed an operation in Syria to evacuate the garrison at a tiny enclave where the tomb of the forefather of the Ottoman empire stands, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing two unnamed senoir Turkish officials.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Social media reacts to President Erdoğan’s 16 warriors during meeting with Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Wonderland! Just kidding, it’s only Turkey’s new presidential palace.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan doesn’t spare any trouble when it comes to welcoming his Palestinian counterpart to Ankara.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

‘Farewell to Salonica’

‘Farewell to Salonica: City at the Crossroads’ by Leon Sciaky (Haus Books, $25, 262 pages)

If I could travel back in time to any city at any historical moment, Salonica at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries would be near the top of the list. Distant from the surveillance and authority of Istanbul, perched on the edge of Europe, Salonica was an archetypal Ottoman metropolis, a cosmopolitan mélange tugged in conflicting directions by the forces of history. The city - majority Jewish for many years after the wave of migration from Spain in the 15th century - had become a crucible for dangerous and revolutionary new ideas and movements by the end of the 1800s, a whirlpool of conflicting forces tugging at the status quo.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PM Erdoğan planning prayers with Islamic leaders in Hagia Sophia. -(according to daily Radikal)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is planning to perform prayers at Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia, along with the leaders of other Islamic countries, according to daily Radikal.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is reportedly considering organizing a special prayer in Istanbul’s most illustrious architectural setting ahead of the upcoming presidential elections next August.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Obama avoids using ‘genocide,’ opting for ‘Meds Yeghern’ in April 24 commemoration

U.S. President Barack Obama has once again avoided using the word “genocide” in his remarks to commemorate the killings of Armenians in 1915, describing it as “Meds Yeghern,” an Armenian term meaning “great calamity.”

“Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century,” Obama said in a statement April 24.

Obama, who is currently on a trip to Japan, has chosen to opt for this wording in all his commemorative statements on April 24 since he came into office.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Turkish PM offers condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences to the descendants of victims of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during World War I.

Erdogan’s statement, on the eve of the 99th anniversary of the beginning of mass deportations of Armenians in 1915, was the first such overt comment by a Turkish leader over the killings, which are considered by many, including the French government, as the first genocide of the 20th century.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

FM Davutoglu: Turkish PM's Kosovo remark meant to stress close ties -Turkey would never use "Neo-Ottoman" rhetoric, Foreign Minister Davutoglu says.

 ANKARA (AA) - Turkish Premier's remarks on Kosovo were meant to emphasize the strong bonds between the countries, said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had called Kosovo "our second home" and said, "Turkey is Kosovo, and Kosovo is Turkey,” which drew the ire of Serbia.

Davutoglu said the Serbian translation of Erdogan's address in front of a packed crowd of Kosovar Turks in Prizren portrayed Turkey as if it had an "expansionist and Neo-Ottoman" attitude.

He said he talked with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic on the issue.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Landmark Greek Orthodox church in Taksim seeks respect, new façade


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Vercihan Ziflioğlu (hurriyetdailynews.com)
 
Sometimes, only a careful pair of eyes can pick out Hagia Triada, a landmark Greek Orthodox church on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, which is enveloped by restaurants, cafes and shops, some of which are reportedly illegal. Its courtyard, once a peaceful spot at the starts of the country’s busiest street, is now filled with the noise of power generators and occasionally the smells of food.

The structures around the 133-year-old church, however, might now be removed, if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gets his way as part of a controversial redevelopment plan for Taksim Square that has sparked fury in Istanbul and beyond. While somewhat welcome, the June 2 announcement caught the church off-guard.

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