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TURKEY-GERMANY RELATIONS AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LAW DRAFT(16.06.2016)

Turkey-Germany relations and the Acceptance of the So-called Armenian Genocide Law Draft

1. A couple days ago the German Federal Parliament accepted the draft recognizing the Armenian allegations regarding the events of 1915. How will this decision of the German parliament affect Turkey-Germany relations? What balances will shift, how will the relations Germany maintains with the Republic of Turkey will be damaged by the decision? Germany has received migrants from Turkey ever since the 1960s. A portion of these workers that went to Germany in the 1960s were from rural areas of Anatolia. Yet, there have also been political migrations as a result of the military coups. Political convicts wanted by Turkey migrated to Germany during the 70s and 80s. It is not possible ...


RELATIONS WITH TURKEY MORE IMPORTANT FOR US THAN ARMENIAN LOBBY’S INTERESTS(23.02.2015)

Relations with Turkey more important for US than Armenian lobby’s interests

Turkey’s most important weapon in the fight against Armenian propaganda is its strategic importance, Yusuf Cinar, the president of the Turkish international research center, Strategic Outlook, told Trend on Feb. 19.Cinar made the remarks commenting on the deterioration of relations between Turkey and Armenia on the backdrop of the anniversary of the 1915 events.He said the Armenians in the US this year will try to get the US to recognize the 1915 events as a “genocide”.“However, their efforts may be in vain,” he added. “Since NATO’s Incirlik military base is located in Turkey, its [Turkey’s] interests will be taken into account.”Cinar further noted that important ...


THE TURKISH BURDEN(10.11.2014)

The Turkish Burden

- Turkey is only getting back to normal after proteststhat in several cities grew into riots in which dozens of people were injured. The clashes did not take place between police and demonstrators; they took place between supporters of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), outraged that Ankara is not protecting the Kurds of Kobani, and members of the Islamist Free Cause Party (HUDAPAR), which is also made up largely of Kurds. How would you characterize what has happened?- The Kobani protests occurred when Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtascalled on his supportersto take to the streets because ISIS terrorists are threatening to occupy the city ofKobaniin Syria. This ci...


HAS ARMENIA SET PRECONDITIONS FOR NORMALIZATION?(30.12.2013)

Has Armenia set preconditions for normalization?

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's visit to Yerevan, where he participated in a meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) on Dec. 12, provided some insights into the current state of Turkish-Armenian relations.The negative statements and publications from both political and civilian sources in Armenia during the visit showed Armenia's persistent suspicion and distrust of Turkey. The Armenian authorities, who announced two days before the visit that a meeting between Davutoğlu and President Serzh Sarksyan would not be possible, added that a meeting with Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan might occur. In addition, as reported in the Ar...



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