Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WW1. Show all posts

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Turkey calls on US to adopt objective approach after Obama's 'Meds Yeghern' remarks

Turkish Foreign Ministry has urged the U.S. administration to adopt an objective and constructive approach in evaluating historical realities on the basis of a memory after U.S. President Barack Obama's “Meds Yeghern” remarks on the killings of Armenians in 1915.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Turkey to send back envoy to Vatican after ‘rewording’ on 1915 incidents

Turkey has announced a decision to return its ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı, nearly 10 months after withdrawing him in protest at Pope Francis’ description of the killings of Anatolian Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”

Friday, November 6, 2015

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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Turkey recalls Vatican ambassador after pope's Armenia genocide remarks

Turkey called its ambassador to the Vatican back to Ankara for consultation, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, after Pope Francis publicly described the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide.

Pope calls Armenian slaughter ‘first genocide of 20th century’

Pope Francis on Sunday remembered the centenary of the slaughter of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire by calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a politically explosive pronouncement that will certainly anger Turkey.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Carpathian Ruthenians demand recognition of them as separate nationality, autonomy

Ruthenians of the Trans Carpathian region in Ukraine demand to recognise them as a separate nationality and to be granted a status of autonomy through a dialogue with Kiev, Ruthenians’ leader Pyotr Getsko told TASS on Saturday.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Turkish Foreign Ministry mistakenly publishes ‘Armenian Genocide Monument’ picture

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has “mistakenly” published a picture of an “Armenian Genocide Monument” on an official day planner, prepared to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale in World War I.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Armenia’s Sargsyan rejects invitation to Gallipoli centenary (ANZAC Day)

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has rebuffed an invitation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to ceremonies marking the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli in Çanakkale in late April, which coincides with the Armenian remembrance day.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Russia, Serbia are brotherly nations (Tomislav Nikolic, Serbian president)

Brotherhood of Serbian and Russian nations is sealed by joint fight for freedom in the First World War, said Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday after unveiling a monument dedicated to soldiers of two countries that died defending Belgrade from 1914 to 1918.

The marble monument consisting of a hollow cross with a sculpture of an angel slaying the dragon was placed at the Kalemegdan fortress on Thursday with the presence of Vladimir Yakunin, deputy chairperson of the Russian "St. Andrew the First-Called Fund" that financed the sculpture together with the "Center of National Glory".

Friday, August 29, 2014

Armenia hands invitation letter to Erdoğan to mark 100th anniversary of Ottoman killings

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has officially invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to a ceremony that will mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Nalbandian attended Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony in Ankara on Aug. 28, where he handed him the official letter to attend the ceremony next year.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cameron: We won’t start World War Three over Ukraine.

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has said Britain was not going to "launch a European war or send the fleet to the Black Sea" over the Ukraine crisis, applying economic pressure instead.
Mr. Cameron, was addressing a Q&A session with staff at the headquarters of United Utilities in Warrington when he said that the West had to stand up to Russia.
The Prime Minister alluded to the lessons the UK learnt dealing with Germany’s aggression in Europe before the first and second world wars.
“This year we are commemorating the 100 anniversary of the First World War and that war was about the right of a small country Belgium not to be trampled on by its neighbors.”

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Croatia marks WWI centennial

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic on Friday said the world should draw lessons from the past and not allow the reoccurrence of the tragedies of World War I.

Addressing an official commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, Josipovic said: "We can and must have the strength to build our future together on the tenets of peace, mutual respect and equality."

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