As we mark the 94th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, we commemorate the resolute leader of the Turkish independence movement and its first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and praise his generative vision and determination that gave place to Turkey's advancement as a model of an independent, sovereign, democratic and secular state, providing basis for individual [...]
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By Ambassador (Ret.) Şükrü M. Elekdağ Former Member of Parliament, Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul December 22, 2008 - Architects of the recent apology campaign declared that their underlying purpose was not to charge Turkey with genocide, nor did they use this term in the actual wording of the statement. Apparently, they intended to reflect on [...]
Below are 27 attacks against Turkish diplomats by Armenian terrorists during 1980s. These events have been divided into four categories: The first are instances in which a Turkish diplomat was killed and the perpetrators were arrested, tried and convicted. The second category describes instances in which convictions were secured against perpetrators of attempted murders of Turkish [...]
In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance with the [...]
By Professor Justin McCarthy (11 April 2001, Copyright © Turkish Daily News) Part I: Nationalists who use history have different goals. They use events from the past as weapons in their nations' battles. They have a purpose -- to triumph for their cause, and they will use anything to succeed in this goal Like other men [...]
Four Armenian gunmen seize the Turkish Consulate, taking 56 people hostage for 16 hours. During the siege, Armenian gunman Kevork Guzelian shoots and seriously wounds Consul Kaya Inal and a Turkish Chief Inspector, Cemal Ozen. Turkish citizen held hostage by Armenian terrorists in Paris' Turkish Consulate General, September 24, 1981* In a statement issued [...]
Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The tragic events of September 11 have left an indelible mark on the lives and hearts of the American people - just as vivid and painful now as it was that morning. While we have yet to comprehend such horrific [...]
Dr. Barton's reply to Ambassador Bristol. Dr. Barton talks about the Armenian lobby in the United States and their claims, which he believes are far from reality. Source: U.S. Library of Congress: 'Bristol Papers' General Correspondence Container #34. THE REPLY American Board of Commissioners For Foreign Missions Admiral Mark L. Bristol United States High Commissioner Constantinople, [...]
Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol was the U.S. High Commissioner and then the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey between the years of 1920 and 1926. Below is his letter, dated 28 March 1921, to Dr. James L. Barton of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. As a U.S. diplomat living in [...]
By Professor Justin McCarthy Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives. 104 Congress, 2nd Session May 15, 1996 The history of the Armenian Turkish conflict is complicated and contentious, impossible to describe accurately in statements of one-sided guilt such as the one presently before Congress. Ethnic conflict between Turks and Armenians actually began more than 100 [...]