Turkey

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Garo Paylan may be a familiar name to the Armenian diaspora, but there are currently two other ethnic Armenians serving in the Turkish Parliament. Selina Özuzun Dogan, 39, is a[...]

ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — As part of Dink case, the 9th hearing of the trial of public officials kicked off in Istanbul today. Before the start of the hearing Friends of Hrant were once again in front of the court[...]

By Julian Borger The high-profile murder of a Russian diplomat in Ankara has inspired fearful comparisons with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 — and prompted some to speculate that Monday’s killing could also[...]

By Elif Shafak The Hungarian-British writer Arthur Koestler, born in Budapest at the turn of the last century, became, over the course of his life, intimately familiar with the dangers of authoritarianism. It was the corroding effects of[...]

By Allison Kaplan Sommer WASHINGTON (Haaretz) — The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will co-host a Hanukkah party with the Azeri embassy at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on December 14.[...]

By Baydzig Kalaydjian CHUNKUSH — Recai Altay was married to the grandaugther of Asya, an Armenian who had escaped from the Armenian Genocide. Recai was a Kurd that was murdered in November in a jail cell in Diyarbakir where he had been[...]

ANTELIAS, Lebanon — On December 6, the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia filed a suit at the European Court of Human Rights demanding the return of the Catholicosate in Sis (present-day Kozan) from the Republic of Turkey,[...]

By Amberin Zaman ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems omnipotent, but few doubt that he is grooming Berat Albayrak as his successor. Foreign officials have described Albayrak to Al-Monitor as “Turkey’s[...]

By Cengiz Candar Soon after the insurgency in Syria got underway, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed his sensitivity about Aleppo for the first time. Around midnight on March 29, 2011, we were on board his aircraft flying back to[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Member of Parliament Garo Paylan, who represents the HDP party, on December 6 submitted questions at parliament to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, who had made an inflammatory statement about “giaours”[...]

By Bilgin Ayata A century after the Armenian Genocide and its ongoing denial by the Turkish state, there has emerged a notable and unprecedented interest in the Armenian past and present both in civil society discourse and scholarship in[...]