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Turkey: Second judge in 'parallel state’ case arrested

The second of a pair of judges suspended after they ruled suspects in a "parallel state" case should be released, has been arrested Anadolu Agencey reported
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Police clash with protesters opposed to Milan Expo

Italian police have clashed with demonstrators protesting against the Milan Expo, which the government had been hoping would lift a gloomy national mood, Al Jazeera reported. ...
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Taner Akçam to deliver lecture on Armenian Genocide in California

“Gradual Radicalization: The Decision-Making Process for the Armenian Genocide” will be addressed by Taner Akçam, professor of history and the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian genocide studies at Clark University....
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Military intervenes after Syrian refugees riot in Turkey, injuries reported

An incident occurred between Syrian refugees and the military in the southern Turkish province of Mardin, resulting in four injured soldiers, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet said May 1. ...
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Hostage-taker surrenders to police in Ankara

An armed man in Ankara took a post office employee hostage, Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported on April 29. ...
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Turkey is shooting itself in the foot. DW

Turkey has rarely launched rhetorical attacks on so many different international players in such a short time. The pope came in for his share, as did the European Parliament. DW writes....
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Erdogan: Gulf countries' security is Turkey's security

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Kuwait both want stability, prosperity and peace in the region, Anadolu agency reported. ...
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Turkey preparing to file lawsuit against Armenia

The Turkish Izmir-Erzerum Foundation for Culture and Solidarity has decided to file a lawsuit against Armenia for accusing Turkey of genocide and show through a court procedure that “the Armenians actually massacred the Turks” in 1915. ...
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Akinci declared winner of Turkish Cypriot run-off presidential vote

Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won the run-off presidential election in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the country's Supreme Election Committee announced Sunday, Anadolu agency reported. ...
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If Hrant Dink was living, Turkey would have been a more progressive country: Cem Özdemir

During the April 24 plenary session of the Bundestag, co-chairman of the Green Party of Germany Cem Özdemir called on his country’s government and Turkey to call the events of 1915 by their name once and for all. ...
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People in Taksim Sqaure vowed to struggle for establishment of justice

Fight to the end for the sake of the restoration of justice. By such belief the central event of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held in Istanbul's Taksim Square. During the first half of the day various events were launched, but in the central event the attendees exceeded the number of the participants of the previous events. At the beginning of the ceremony, the Armenians from abroad wrote their wishes and hang on the "Tree of Dreams", which was placed in the front of the French Consulate....
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Turkish party members to commemorate Genocide victims in Yerevan

The representatives of the Turkey’s Greens and the Left Party of the Future will be in Armenia on April 24 to pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide and take part in the centennial commemoration events. Armenpress was informed by the Turkish Party that the Spokesperson of the Party Naci Sönmez, the deputy of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Ufuk Uras, as well as the member of the Party, journalist Adnan Genç will arrive in Yerevan....
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Turkey is afraid of recognizing the Armenian Genocide because of the feeling of shame - Caroline Cox

Turkey is afraid of recognizing the Armenian Genocide because of the feeling of shame. Islamic states attach great importance to shame, and Turkey is very afraid of recognition. This is what Baroness Caroline Cox said during a briefing with journalists at the forum entitled “Against the Crime of Genocide”, adding that she is certain that Turkey will recognize it....
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Erdogan: Ankara does not expect Obama to say ‘genocide’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said April 22 that he did not expect the U.S. President Barack Obama to use the word “genocide” in a statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, the Hurriyet Daily News reports. ...
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