Category: Turkey

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

US House Unanimously Condemns Turkish Violence against Protestors; Calls on Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice

WASHINGTON — On June 6, the US House of Representatives unanimously adopted House Resolution 354 with a vote of 397-0, which condemns the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calls for measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. H.Res. 354 was spearheaded by […]

Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey to Hold Military Drills

Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey to Hold Military Drills

TBILISI (Anadolu) — Tbilisi will host military drills held jointly by Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey this past week, Georgian Defense Ministry reported. The Caucasus Eagle drills have been held since 2009. This is the third time the exercises are held in the trilateral format. Earlier this May, the defense ministers of the three countries signed […]

German Troops to Leave Incirlik

German Troops to Leave Incirlik

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — When Turkish government officials repeated to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel their refusal to allow German parliamentarians unconditional access to their troops at Incirlik base, it was the proverbial straw that broke that suffering camel’s back. Gabriel had travelled to Ankara on June 5 in a last-ditch […]

House Resolution Condemning Turkish Violence against Protesters Passes Unanimously; ANCA Director Offers Eyewitness Testimony

House Resolution Condemning Turkish Violence against Protesters Passes Unanimously; ANCA Director Offers Eyewitness Testimony

WASHINGTON — The House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 25 unanimously adopted House Resolution 354 condemning the violence against peaceful protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calls for measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) was joined by Ranking […]

Turkish Troupe Breathes New Life into Baronian’s ‘Eastern Dentist’ in Gyumri

Turkish Troupe Breathes New Life into Baronian’s ‘Eastern Dentist’ in Gyumri

By Gerald Papasian GYUMRI, Armenia — On May 14, at Gyumri’s Yeia Ekmekchyan Benjamin Hall, and on May 16 in Yerevan, at the Hrachya Ghaplanian Dramatic Theater, the Turkish Niluferi Municipal Theater company of Bursa presented Haqop Baronian’s comedy “Eastern Dentist,” translated into Turkish. The performance originally was created in Istanbul in 2012, underscoring the […]

Turkish Divestment Bill Passes California Assembly Committee

Turkish Divestment Bill Passes California Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1597, the Divestment from Turkish Bonds Act, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee Friday, May 26, clearing the way for a historic vote to hold Turkey accountable for their continued denial of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. “I am humbled and grateful for my colleagues in the Assembly for joining with […]

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

Akçam Honors Rev. Krikor Guerguerian, Announces Digitalization of Guerguerian Archival Collection, at ALMA Lecture

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Prof. Taner Akçam presented a lecture with slides on the legacy of the work of Rev. Krikor Guerguerian on the Armenian Genocide, and announced the digitalization of the latter’s collection, at the Armenian Museum of America (ALMA) on May 11. There was a large audience present at this […]

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator FRANKFURT, Germany — Turkish citizens who went to the polls on April 16 were saying “yes” or “no” not only to a new constitution but to the future of relations with Europe. This was the interpretation offered at a public debate organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a […]