Turkey

ISTANBUL (Rudaw ) — A Turkish-Armenian intellectual out on a temporary pass from prison did not return at the appointed time, instead taking to social media to announce he had escaped. “The bird has flown,” Sevan Nisanyan tweeted on[...]

ISTANBUL (New York Times and Washington Post) — The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the American ambassador in Ankara on Monday, May 15, to complain about the detention of two Turkish security officers outside the Turkish Embassy in[...]

ISTANBUL (RFE/RL) — Representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh during the 25th anniversary summit of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) held in Istanbul on Monday, May 22,[...]

ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — Turkey has prohibited several German members of parliament from visiting German soldiers stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, people familiar with the matter told DPA on Monday, May 15. As a[...]

By Uygar Gültekin ISTANBUL (Agos) — The people who put black wreath in front of Agos on April 24, 2015 and made threatening statements were acquitted. The Court of Appeals reverse the decision of acquittal on the ground that the[...]

ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia, Armenpress) — Turkish police on the night of Sunday, May 7, raided the Belge publishing house, searching the venue for about three hours, Turkish media report. The officials reportedly prevented[...]

ISTANBUL (Agos) — Member of Parliament Selina Dogan, who is Armenian, filed a lawsuit against a person who used hate speech against her on social media. Alican Ulusag from Cumhuriyet, said Ibrahim Kaplan of Manisa commented on a video on[...]

ANKARA — Garo Paylan, a member of the Turkish Parliament who represents a district of Istanbul, and is in the HDP party, this week presented a bill to parliament in which he proposes that body research the results of the Temporary[...]

By Amberin Zaman ISTANBUL (Al Monitor) — “I am firmly convinced that this is the greatest crime of the ages.” These were the words that Henry Morgenthau, American ambassador to the court of the Ottoman sultan, used to describe the[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — A welcoming ceremony was organized for elected Locum Tenens Archbishop Karekin Bekjian at St. Mary Church of Istanbul’s Armenian Patriarchate, Agos reported. Apart from Bekjian and Chairman of the Religious[...]