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Covering Up Armenian Genocide

By Uzay Bulut Gatestone Institute January 2017   "In all of these operations children were part of the general population targeted for wholesale destruction. In many instances they were also subjected to separate and differential forms of mass murder." — Professor Vahakn Dadrian, in Children as Victims of Genocide: The Armenian Case. These forms of [...]

April 28th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Maclean’s Magazine – A Turkish scholar discusses the Armenian genocide

  Maclean's Magazine May 2012   Taner Akçam is a Turkish historian and authority on the Armenian genocide. A 2009 raid against the ultranationalist terror organization Ergenekon, whose members were linked to Turkey’s military and security forces, uncovered a list of “Traitors to National Security,” which named Akçam, as well as Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. [...]

April 27th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

The Armenian Genocide in Modern Turkey’s Official Denialism: A Hundred Shades of Denial.

By Grigor Boyakhchyan Foreign Policy Journal March 2015   The will to truth is cowed by pressure of numerous kinds, reasons of state on the one hand, economic necessities on the other, and, not least, the pure careerism of intellectuals who put their expertise in the service of power as a matter of course. When governments and professional [...]

April 26th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE THE 102nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN OTTAWA

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Ottawa –Thousands of Canadians from across the country gathered in Ottawa on Monday, April 24th to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and demonstrate against the Government of Turkey’s ongoing denial of the crime. 102 years have passed since [...]

April 25th, 2017|News, Press Release|

    À OTTAWA, DES MILLIERS DE PERSONNES COMMÉMORENT LE 102E ANNIVERSAIRE DU GÉNOCIDE ARMÉNIEN

-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE-  Le 24 avril, 2017                                             Contact : Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Ottawa – Le lundi 24 avril, des milliers de Canadiens se sont réunis à Ottawa pour commémorer le 102e anniversaire du génocide arménien et manifester contre la négation continue du crime par le gouvernement turc. Cent deux ans se sont écoulés depuis [...]

April 25th, 2017|News, Press Release|

A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens

CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for [...]

April 25th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

“Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame” Week 3 Summary

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Editor’s Note: On April 3, 2017, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) launched “Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame“, a campaign aimed at informing and educating Canadians about Turkey’s flagrant and consistent abuses of human rights, disregard to the principles of democracy [...]

April 22nd, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Résumé de la troisième semaine de « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte »

-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE- April 22, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Note de l'éditeur : le 3 avril 2017, le Comité national arménien du Canada (CNAC) a lancé une campagne médiatique intitulée « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte » visant à informer les Canadiens des violations constantes et flagrantes de la Turquie en matière de droits [...]

April 22nd, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey’s Alevi minority fear future under Erdogan presidency

By Daniel Dombey Financial Times July 2014   As he seeks to explain the stakes in Turkey’s upcoming presidential election, Zeynel Sahin recalls the morning in May when a man standing a metre (yard) away was shot dead by the police. The victim, Ugur Kurt, a cleaner, was attending a funeral in the courtyard of [...]

April 21st, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey’s education system discriminates against ethnic, religious minorities: Report

Hurriyet Daily News October 2015   Turkey’s education system continues to discriminate against ethnic and religious minorities, reinforcing an exclusionist definition of “Turkishness,” a joint report by the History Foundation and the Turkey branch of the Minority Rights Group has stated. The report, titled “Color, Ethnicity, Language, Religion and Belief-based Discrimination in the Turkish Education [...]

April 20th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|