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'A Good Start' Analyzing Erdogan's Genocide Comments

Nearly a hundred years after the mass murder of Armenians by Ottoman soldiers, Turkey's prime minister spoke last week for the first time of the "suffering" of the victims. Turkish-Armenian journalist Hayko Bagdat says Erdogan's words mark a good start. Von Daniel Steinvorth
28. April 2014, 18:00 Uhr

Threat of Sanctions Erdogan Slams 'Racist' France Over Genocide Bill

The French Senate has passed a bill making the denial of genocide -- including the massacre of Armenians in 1915 -- a crime. The Turkish reaction has been furious. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced what he called a "racist and discriminatory" attitude towards Turkey.
24. Januar 2012, 15:53 Uhr

Armenian Genocide Vote Turkey Withdraws Ambassador from France

Following a move by the French lower house of parliament to pass a bill making it a punishable crime to deny the genocide of Armenians, Turkey has announced retaliatory measures. The issue of the killings between 1915 and 1917 has long divided Ankara and European countries.
22. Dezember 2011, 18:28 Uhr

The US Takes on the Underworld On the Trail of Weapons Smugglers

It's not difficult for the wrong people to get their hands on powerful weapons. The US, however, expends great effort in making it more difficult. Recently released diplomatic dispatches show that Washington is particularly vigilant when it comes to Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia.
7. Dezember 2010, 15:53 Uhr

Demons of the Past The Armenian Genocide and the Turks

The month of April marks the 95th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide. An unusual television documentary shows what motivated the murderers and why Germany, and other countries, remained silent. Von Benjamin Bidder, Daniel Steinvorth und Bernhard Zand
8. April 2010, 12:34 Uhr

Turkish-Armenian Relations 'There Is Hope Once Again'

Turkey wants reconciliation with its neighbor Armenia, 94 years after the Armenian genocide. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop Aram Atesyan says he is confident, but warns against overly high expectations that relations could normalize quickly. Von Daniel Steinvorth
30. April 2009, 16:17 Uhr

US-Turkey Tension House Panel Raises Furor on Armenian Genocide

A US House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee vote to call the mass killings of Armenians in the early 20th century "genocide" has passed. Relations with Turkey and chances for more help with the war in Iraq might worsen if the full House approves the bill. Von Steven Lee Myers und Carl Hulse
11. Oktober 2007, 10:20 Uhr

An Iron Silk Road The New Transcaucasian Railway

Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan have signed an agreement to build a rail corridor that they hope will eventually link Europe with Asia. However, one country in the region -- Armenia -- is being left out.
13. Februar 2007, 16:38 Uhr

Dispute over Mass Killings of Armenians French Law Outrages Turks

French lawmakers have voted to make it a crime to deny that the mass killings of Armenians that occurred in Turkey during World War I amounted to genocide. The decision has caused outrage among both politicians and critical intellectuals in Turkey. Now France faces economic retaliation from Ankara. Von Jürgen Gottschlich
13. Oktober 2006, 13:10 Uhr

The Lost Son Nobel Prize Winner Pamuk Divides Turkey

In his native Turkey, many see Orhan Pamuk, the 2006 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, as a moderately talented writer and an opportunist who, with his comments on Turkey's conflict with Armenia, has made a name for himself at the expense of his own people. This explains the mixed reactions in Turkey to Pamuk winning the Nobel Prize. Von Dilek Zaptcioglu
13. Oktober 2006, 12:27 Uhr