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The open letter which was addressed to His Holiness Pope Francis to reflect the realities

By Dr. Ömer Lütfi TAŞCIOĞLU PhD, Scientific Consultative Committee of ANKA Institute Introduction His  Holiness  Pope  Francis  addressed  in  his  Vatican  Liturgy  of  April  12,  2015  that  relocation  of  the Armenians under the Ottoman Empire regime was the first genocide of the 20th century. When information about the Pope’s possible speech started to appear in the [...]

The open letter which was addressed to His Holiness Pope Francis to reflect the realities2019-06-13T15:34:55-04:00

Research on the Issue of Christian, Hidden and/or Islamized Armenians in Turkey

Dr. Ömer Lütfi TAŞCIOĞLU PhD, Scientific Consultative Committee of ANKA Institute Introduction: A brief historical background on Armenian-Turkish relations should be investigated to understand why some converted Armenians changed their religion from Christianity to Islam. Contact between the Turks and Armenians began in the year 1026 with the arrival of Çağrı Bey into Anatolia. After the [...]

Research on the Issue of Christian, Hidden and/or Islamized Armenians in Turkey2019-06-13T15:30:19-04:00

An Analysis of the Montebello Statement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Dr. Ömer Lütfi TAŞCIOĞLU PhD, Scientific Consultative Committee of ANKA Institute Introduction The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) branch in the Western United States adopted a series of decisions and demands with unanimous vote in their 49th Regional Convention that was held on June 22, 2014 in Montebello, California. The most striking aspect of the statement is [...]

An Analysis of the Montebello Statement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation2019-06-13T15:35:53-04:00

Şükrü Elekdağ: “Ermenistan bunu değerlendirmeli”

Dr. Şükrü M. Elekdağ Milliyet, 24 Nisan 2014 Bence, Başbakan Erdoğan tarafından “Ermeni sorunu” hakkında 23 Nisan’da yapılan açıklama akılcı, insani, barışçı ve uzlaşıcı bir yaklaşımı içeriyor. Aynı zamanda, Türkiye’nin gerçeklerden kaçmadığını ve tarihiyle yüzleşmekten korkmadığını ortaya koyuyor.  Açıklamadaki “Ö 20. Yüzyılın başındaki koşullarda hayatlarını kaybeden Ermenilerin huzur içinde yatmalarını diliyor, torunlarına taziyetlerimizi iletiyoruz. Aynı dönemde  [...]

Şükrü Elekdağ: “Ermenistan bunu değerlendirmeli”2019-06-13T15:05:30-04:00

What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case

By Michael M. Gunter Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2013, pp. 37-46 Shortly after the World War II, genocide was legally defined by the U.N. Genocide Convention as "any... acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such."[1] The key word from the perspective of this [...]

What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case2017-12-11T03:00:24-04:00

Historiography by Political Committee and Committed Historian

By Andrew Mango On 18 June 1987, the European  Parliament met in Strasbourg to consider 'a political solution to the Armenian question', before turning its attention to the annual report on the European Regional Development Fund (which, the  Portuguese  rapporteur  noted  sadly,  lacked sufficient  resources and could adopt only three of the 17 national projects submitted [...]

Historiography by Political Committee and Committed Historian2017-12-11T02:12:24-04:00

The Apologia of Genocide Recognition

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 [...]

The Apologia of Genocide Recognition2017-10-04T22:44:46-04:00

Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists

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 [...]

Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists2017-10-04T22:33:48-04:00

Who Burned Izmir?

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 [...]

Who Burned Izmir?2017-10-04T22:32:22-04:00

Let Historians Decide on So-called Genocide

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 [...]

Let Historians Decide on So-called Genocide2017-10-04T14:28:22-04:00