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#41 Aratta-Kingdom

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:50 AM

TURKISH DEPUTY SENDS LETTER TO U.S. CONGRESSMEN CALLING FOR NOT ADOPTING RESOLUTION ON RECOGNITION OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Noyan Tapan
Armenians Today
Feb 27 2007

ANKARA, FEBRUARY 27, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. Vahit Erdem,
deputy of Justice and Development ruling Turkish party, Chairman of
Turkish delegation at NATO Parliamentary Assembly, sent a letter
to members of U.S. Congress House of Representatives, in which he
calls for counteracting to the resolution on recognition of Armenian
Genocide introduced in January. "If the Congress adopts the Armenian
resolution, the relations between the two allied countries will be
seriously damaged. The Congress will make a big mistake if instead
of giving a historical estimation it makes political reasoning as a
number of European parliaments have done."

Erdem gave the copies of the letter to participants of NATO PA sitting
convened last week in Belgium.

According to the New Anatolian Turkish newspaper, the Turkish deputy
said that the letter proposes that Congressmen "rather concentrate
on not giving political estimations, but on the necessity to conduct
historic studies."

Erdem declared that the number of Armenians killed during the Genocide
"is exaggerated." "According to reliable Ottoman sources, the total
number of Armenians in Turkey amounted to 1 mln 300 thousand people,"
the Turkish parliamentarian asserted.


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 11:45 AM

TURKISH LAWMAKERS TO SPREAD IN U.S. CONGRESS “PINK BOOK”

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Turkish Parliamentarians will lobby the U.S. House of Representatives and Senates' members against the Armenian Genocide resolution which was introduced in January, by sending a “Pink Book”. The Pink Book includes detailed information and documents concerning the genocide allegation. After sending the books to U.S. senators, members of Parliament Aziz Akga and Egemen Bağış will meet the leaders of Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States and discuss the campaign preventing the bill. Akga said that the booklet includs information, documents and proofs provided by the Turkish History Association. “We are stating with documents that the claimed genocide never happened,” he underlined. Lord Bryce and Arnold Toynbee have publish the "Blue Book" in Great Britain. It contains materials and diplomatic documents from 1915, which are evidence of mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Empire.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:52 AM



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2007-03-05



Hurriyet starts campaign against adoption of Armenian Genocide resolution by US Congress

Mar 6 US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider a resolution condemning the Jan 19 murder of the chief editor of Agos newspaper Hrant Dink.

Right afterwards the US Congress will consider a resolution on the Armenian Genocide. Hurriyet newspaper says that thereby US Senate will push the button for "tainting Turkey with so-called Armenian Genocide." So, Hurriyet has decied to launch a campaign against this policy and has placed a warning message on its web-site so that any person can click on it and send it to whatever congressman or White House representatives he wants. "Let's not be silent. Let's make our voice heard. If we really believe that this injustice must be stopped, let's put an end to it and send the message," says the newspaper.


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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:08 AM

Washington Post calls on Turkey “not to take seriously” Armenian Genocide bill



/PanARMENIAN.Net/ A recent article in The Washington Post newspaper has called on Turkey not to take seriously the U.S. Congressional vote on the non-binding resolution on the Armenian Genocide bill.

Post writer Jackson Diehl in the article titled “The House's Ottoman Agenda” asserts that Turkey's behavior regarding the controversial bill should be "like one of the Western democracies," and that Turkey should simply "shrug its shoulders" and move on with regards to the bill. Diehl also notes in his article that no one much will place importance on the Armenian bill, pointing to another non-binding resolution passed by the House of Representatives against the Iraqi war as an example.

Dielh also uses his article to point to the estimated 70-80 ethnic Armenian voters who live in U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff's district, a fact he asserts helped shaped Schiff's heavy involvement in the writing of the bill. Diehl also recalls that many other ethnically Armenian voters live in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district; Pelosi has reiterated her support for the bill many times.

At one point in his article, Diehl touches on what he portrays as the lack of knowledge on the part of most House of Representatives members to even decide on such a long past subject as the Armenian Genocide. Says Diehl, "Just think, 435 members of the House of Representatives, most of whom don't even know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite, will decide on whether or not to approve of Adam Schiff's version of events which occurred 92 years ago in the northeast region of Turkey."
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:26 AM

L.A. Daily News
03/07/07


Armenian Genocide bill planned
BY LISA FRIEDMAN, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON - One day after a U.S. Senate committee failed to vote to condemn the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, Illinois Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin confirmed his intention to introduce an Armenian Genocide resolution.

An aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she plans to co-sponsor the bill, which will mirror legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena.

"It's great news," Schiff said. Calling the measure a "wonderful development," he noted that as the assistant Democratic leader, Durbin's sponsorship of legislation underscores the commitment of Senate leaders to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Durbin spokeswoman Sandra Abrevaya said the senator will likely introduce the bill next week.

Armenian-American groups also cheered the news.

"Senator Durbin is very committed to human rights issues," said Bryan Ardouny, executive director of the Armenian Assembly of America. "The resolution continues to build momentum."

Armenians contend the Ottoman Empire began an orchestrated slaughter in 1915 in which about 1.5 million Armenians were killed.

Turkey denies it was a genocide, saying about 300,000 were killed and noting that Armenians sided with invading Russian troops in the aftermath of World War I and took up arms against Turks.
The bill's introduction comes as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee moved to delay discussion of another measure condemning Dink's murder as well as the Turkish penal code under which the journalist was once tried for "insulting Turkishness."

In the meantime, the House measure sponsored by Schiff has garnered 179 supporters and is expected to come up for a vote in the House Foreign Relations Committee.



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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:10 PM


Unlike Turkey, Armenia does not seek to lecture American lawmakers

07.03.2007

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian met with U.S. Assistant Undersecretary of State and U.S. Minsk Group Co-Chair Matthew Bryza, PanARMENIAN.Net reported, citng Foreign Ministry Press Office.

They discussed issues concerning the upcoming meeting between Armenian and Azeri FMs in Geneva on March 14 in the framework of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process.

At the meeting with the co-chairs of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, Minister Oskanian outlined the broad U.S.-Armenia agenda, and ways in which Congress can play a role.

During the meeting, the Armenian Genocide issue was also discussed. In referring to the pending Genocide reaffirmation resolution, the Minister explained, “The Armenian government, in contrast to the leadership in Ankara, does not seek to lecture elected American officials on this core human rights issue.

Sadly, the Turkish government continues to export its policy of genocide denial, seeking to impose upon the U.S. and other nations the very intolerance that inspired Section 301 and led to the murder of journalist Hrant Dink. This should not be tolerated by any individual or any country. The Armenian government has faith in the American democratic process and respects the integrity of U.S. Congressional decision-making.”

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(ArmoArmeN @ Feb 15 2007, 03:13 PM) View Post

Turkish General called on Turks in U.S. to counteract Armenian Genocide resolution
15.02.2007


/PanARMENIAN.Net/ “I have a complaint about Turks in U.S.,” said in Washington General Yasar Buyukanit of the Turkish Armed Forces, reports Hurriyet newspaper. He addressed the Turkish community last night, chiding them for not enough action in working for Turkey's interests. General Buyukanit called on Turks in the diaspora to work harder in the face of the ongoing push by the Armenian diaspora to have the Armenian Genocide bill passed in the U.S. Congress. Said Buyukanit, "Whatever happens from now afterwards is linked to you. Don't the people living outside the Turkish Republic have to come together and work harder to protect Turkey's national interests? Now I would like to address a complaint I have about you. If the voice of the Turks living in the diaspora would only rise as high as the others in the diaspora, the Armenians' claims of genocide would not have come out this way, nor would Turks have to face what they do now. Yes, please excuse me, but I have a complaint about you. The Turkish Republic would be that much stronger if people would gather to support the country's interests, rather than working against them."
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The blaming game has began. The turks who run away from turkey to escapte persecutions are targeted for not doing enough to support turkey? W smile.gif W If this is the way the general talks with the citizens of the other country(even if they are turks), no wonder the victims of the Armenian genocide were called traitors.



the turkish genral only knows the language of threat.


"Turkish army orders probe after media report"

http://english.alara....as...:26:24 ã


they even imprison people who say 'Mr. Ocalan'


http://news.bbc.co.u...ope/6425043.stm

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

Let's send emails to turkish government officials with 3 words repeated 1000000 times in the email. And the words are Mr. Ocalan, Kurdistan & Armenian Genocide.

pathetic...

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:40 PM

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Christ. Is is not established that Abdul' is (deffinatly) not a missus...?

This is the same republic that is head over heels to join a Union bent on preserving such ideals as freedom of speech etc. ad naseum. I am all but unable to see how Turkey can ever possibly become an EU member after trial after trial after sentencing after sentencing. Talk about fastening your own shoelaces together.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:39 AM


Turkey: Have we lost the genocide war?

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:59 AM

Is everything a war to them? huh.gif

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:19 AM

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Is everything a war to them? huh.gif


touché armenak...touché smile.gif

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:22 AM

and what kind of bullsh*t is this?!

"Turkey became an EU candidate country in 1999 and, in line with EU requirements, went on to introduce substantial human rights and economic reforms. The death penalty was abolished, tougher measures were brought in against torture and the penal code was overhauled.

There were also significant reforms in the areas of women's rights and Kurdish culture, language, education and broadcasting."

http://news.bbc.co.u...les/1022222.stm

when has turkey EVER done such things? huh.gif

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(irlandahay @ Mar 10 2007, 11:22 AM) View Post

and what kind of bullsh*t is this?!

"Turkey became an EU candidate country in 1999 and, in line with EU requirements, went on to introduce substantial human rights and economic reforms. The death penalty was abolished, tougher measures were brought in against torture and the penal code was overhauled.

There were also significant reforms in the areas of women's rights and Kurdish culture, language, education and broadcasting."

http://news.bbc.co.u...les/1022222.stm

when has turkey EVER done such things? huh.gif


I stopped trusting united kweerdom news ages ago...

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 06:41 AM

QUOTE(irlandahay @ Mar 10 2007, 04:22 PM) View Post

when has turkey EVER done such things? huh.gif

Has - albeit only on paper and only in token form.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:58 PM

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Is everything a war to them? huh.gif


Seems so....

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:34 PM

Until Turkey recognizes Armenian Genocide Armenia’s security under threat

13.03.2007

YEREVAN (YERKIR) - 218 votes are necessary for the adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by the U.S. Congress, which hopefully we can reach., Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Aram Hamparian told a press conference in Yerevan. He said, the U.S. legislature has such a system that neither the State Department, and moreover nor the Turkish Foreign Minister can influence on it.

“I would advise not to believe in what is written in Turkish press. More often Turkish media gives misinformation in order to show the public that it actively works for preventing the possible adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by the U.S. Congress,” Hamparian stressed. He also said that until Turkey recognizes the Armenian Genocide, Armenia’s security will be under threat. “As to Turkey’s opinion that the United States needs Ankara’s assistance, it is a temporary phenomena. May happen that the U.S. will be able to find strategic allies in the region without Turkey.

Alongside I would like to underline that President George Bush does not have a clear stance on the issue of the Armenian Genocide. He says neither “yes” nor “no”. If such a policy existed the American Armenian community wouldn’t protest against Richard Hoagland’s nomination as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia. Really, Armenia needs a U.S. ambassador, but the future ambassador must not be pro-Turkish in any cases,” the ANCA Executive Director told.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:33 AM

ARMENIAN LOBBY REPRESENTATIVE SAYS 180 SUPPORT BILL CONDEMNING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN U.S. CONGRESS

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The representatives of the Armenian lobby believe they will achieve a bill condemning the Armenian genocide in U.S. Congress, Aram Hambaryan, representative of the Armenian Cause Office of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnakcutiun), said. He said the number of supporters of the bill totals 180. The majority is 218 and we are sure we will get that number of supporters, he said. Hambaryan said the bill condemning the Armenian genocide enjoyed the majority of the Congress but the main obstacle was the speaker of the parliament who did not put it on vote, making use his authority. This time the speaker is a friend of ours of 20 years, Hambaryan said.

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:16 AM

Turkey hasn’t decide on "punishment" for U.S. for passing Genocide resolution yet
14.03.2007 17:12 GMT+04:00 Print version Send to mail In Russian In Armenian

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkey hasn’t decide on "punishment" for the U.S. for passing the Armenian Genocide resolution yet, said Mehmet Dulger, a member of the Turkish National Assembly and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, reports Reuters. As possible moves he marked out limitation of Incirlik air base use by the United States.

In his opinion, the adoption of the resolution will arouse anti-American spirit in Turkey and will heighten the rating of radical nationalists. “The adoption of the resolution will be hostile step and will deliver a greater blow to relations with Washington than refusal to use our territory for intrusion of U.S. troops into Iran,” Dulger said, reports RFE/RL.


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to iy t@xxmar anasun - menq el gitenq du el gites te inch eq t@vel USA or iys amen@ chpatahi iys angam yev@es inch es poshi p@chum

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:18 AM

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Rice warned U.S. House on Armenian Genocide bill
14.03.2007 20:03 GMT+04:00 Print version Send to mail In Russian In Armenian

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Rice and Gates write joint letter to U.S. House warning on the Armenian bill U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have written a joint letter to the U.S. House of Representatives warning of possible serious consequences to the passage of the Armenian Genocide bill, reports Hurriyet.

According to reports, the letter, which carries the signatures of both Gates and Rice, was sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader John Boehner, and Tom Lantos, the head of the House Foreign Relations Committee.

Rice and Gates warn in their letter that Turkish-American relations could be deeply harmed by the passage of the bill, and that U.S. interests will also be damaged. The Armenian bill was presented to the House at the end of January, and it is still not known exactly when it will stand for debate and possible approval.


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