“I’m Armenian, but at the same time, I’m a citizen of Turkey, and I also have values in which I believe,” Markar Esayan, member of the Turkish Delegation to PACE, deputy of the Turkish parliament from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), told APA’s European bureau on Thursday.
Shahen Harutyunyan, the son of Armenian oppositionist and political prisoner Shant Harutyunyan, was kidnapped from Gyumri Saturday morning by a group of people in police uniform, according to a Facebook post by Levon Barseghyan, a member of Gyumri's Council of Elders, Armenian web site epress.am reported.
By Ferruh Demirmen, Ph.D.
In its self-righteous zealotry to punish Turkey, German federal parliament Bundestag passed a resolution on June 2, 2016 recognizing Armenian “genocide.” The resolution, passed with one vote against and one vote abstained, worsened an already-strained relationship between Turkey and Germany.
The estimated one million Azerbaijani internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees – the ongoing victims of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh – have been remembered on UN World Refugee Day, which is commemorated each year on 20 June.