Category: Europe

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

CAMBRIDGE, UK — On April 11-12, the third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies was held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. This prestigious academic symposium was organized by the Symposia Iranica and University of Cambridge. Selected scholars from different countries were invited to introduce their research. Armenian researcher Mher Sahakyan was among them. He presented […]

Cloak and Dagger in German-Turkish Relations

Cloak and Dagger in German-Turkish Relations

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — The news that the Turkish intelligence agency MIT was not only spying on German citizens in their home country, but had requested help in this pursuit from the German intelligence service BND, signaled a new low-point in Berlin-Ankara relations. Relations had already been poisoned by wild […]

Geneva Genocide Monument Closer to Being Constructed

Geneva Genocide Monument Closer to Being Constructed

By Fatih Gökhan Diler GENEVA, Switzerland (Agos) — A Swiss court on March 22 dismissed the last objections concerning an Armenian Genocide monument that is planned to be built there. This ruling can be appealed until April 19. Approved by Geneva City Council in 2008, the project has changed location two times and been postponed due […]

German Official Accuses Turkey of ‘Intolerable’ Spying

German Official Accuses Turkey of ‘Intolerable’ Spying

BERLIN (AFP) — A German state minister on Tuesday, March 28, accused Turkey of “unacceptable” spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for a failed coup attempt last year. “It is notable with what intensity and ruthlessness the people living abroad are being investigated,” said Boris Pistorius, […]

Analysis: The Sick Man on the Bosporus

Analysis: The Sick Man on the Bosporus

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — In the late 19th century, the cliché phrase making the rounds of the imperial palaces in Europe, was that the Ottoman Empire, a creature in which they all had their vested interests, was the sick man of Europe. The means the Great Powers devised to cure […]

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

Turkey vs. Europe: Any Lessons?

By Raffi Bedrosyan Last week, for the first time in the history of the Turkish Republic, one of its ministers was declared persona non grata — an undesirable alien — and deported from Netherlands, a state which is a NATO ally of Turkey. Again, for the first time, the Turkish foreign minister was told not to […]

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

Turks ‘Detached from Reality’ Says EU’s Donald Tusk

BRUSSELS (BBC) — Turkey is “completely detached from reality” in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said, the BBC reports. His remarks come amid a row between Turkey and European nations over campaigning for a Turkish referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Dutch government of being “Nazi remnants”. He was infuriated […]

EU, Armenia Seek Closer Ties

EU, Armenia Seek Closer Ties

YEREVAN — On March 21, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yerevan, representatives of Armenia and the European Union signed an agreement for closer ties. Representing the Republic of Armenia were Garen Nazarian, Deputy Foreign Minister and Trade lead negotiator Garegin Melkonian, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments […]