Sunday, October 14, 2007

Turkey turns up diplomatic heat in genocide row with US

Armenians pay their respects to victims of the 1915-17 mass killings at a memorial in Yerevan, April 2007. A diplomatic rift between Turkey and the United States deepened after Ankara recalled its ambassador to Washington over a vote in the US Congress to label the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks an act of genocide.

A diplomatic rift between Turkey and the United States deepened Friday after Ankara recalled its ambassador to Washington over a vote in the US Congress to label the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks an act of genocide.

The envoy's recall came as the White House, which opposed the vote by the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, sought to mollify its NATO partner, which is a strategic staging post for US forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading here.

Rice urges Turkey to refrain from military action
Reuters & AP
Moscow/Ankara: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday she had urged Turkey to refrain from any major military operation in northern Iraq as tensions grew between the two NATO allies.

"I urged restraint," Rice, on a visit to Moscow, told reporters of her telephone conversations with Turkey's President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.

Two senior US officials flew to Turkey yesterday to try to defuse strains after a US Congressional resolution branded as genocide massacres of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915. Continue reading here.

1 comment:

mirdifderya said...

No one has anything to say:))?? It’s a hot subject!

Well there is nothing to accept about it anyway, because Turkey didn't genocide anybody during I War. Armenians started it and Ottomans asked them to live. If they so happy to stay over centuries where they live East part of Turkey, then they shouldn't help out Russians secretly.

If Ottomans killed more than 1,5 million Armenians; How come nowadays any Armenian left to talk about it? As they should be all cleared out from the world because their population officially not more than 1,2 million. They should be wiped out by now.

Why Armenian government doesn't want to archives, Turkish government asked them to come and have a look their archives. Why they don't bother? Why they are using Jews camps offensive pictures over Ottoman propaganda. They are using it over in France, America or Europe? They know that Europe is weak about Human right movement as well as America's bull sh..t over Armenian fairytale, because they are the one made it. How about did you know that Armenian Americans for decades doesn’t pay any taxes, because they used 1915 situation to take refugee in America?

Because for decades world knew Ottomans are bad concurrent, killer, barbaric people. If so half of the world should have spoken Turkish by now isn't it?