» 04/13/2015, 00.00
VATICAN - TURKEY
Erdogan's Turkey threatens "response" to Pope’s affirmation of Armenian "genocide"
Government officials across the board define " the words spoken yesterday by Francis as “invalid", "null and void", "inappropriate", "unilateral", "unacceptable" and "distorts history". The same words used in 2001 by John Paul II. But the "moderate" Islamic president wants to propose a new Ottomanism and is concerned about the approach of the general elections of 7 June.
24/04/2009 TURKEY - ARMENIA
Armenian genocide, gas obstruct agreement between Ankara and Yerevan
Turkey and Armenia have announced the intention in principle to normalize their relations, under pressure from the United States. but even more important than the question of recognition of the genocide in 1915, there is Azerbaijan between the two countries, threatening to route its gas to Russia.
25/04/2009 TURKEY - ARMENIA
Obama recalls Armenian genocide, but avoids using the word, disliked by the Turks
On the day recalling the extermination of the Armenians, the American president avoids using the word that Turkey does not want to hear, but praises and supports the effort of normalization taken by the two countries.
15/04/2015 TURKEY – VATICAN
And the sultan "warned" the pope
The Turkish president yesterday warned Francis “not to make such a mistake again" when referring to the Armenian "genocide". Today, he said that a motion by the European Parliament on the same issue would “go in one ear and out of the other".
23/06/2016 19:28:00 ARMENIA – VATICAN
Pope Francis in Armenia, a pilgrim in the land of Christian martyrs
This visit is first and foremost a way of sharing with the first Christian people in history, marked by the genocide. There is also the ecumenical value of fraternity with the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the prophetic quality for peace in the Caucasus, a crossroad between Asia and Europe. Here are the views of a Diaspora Armenian.
Turkey threatens retaliation against France over Armenian genocide law
The French Senate yesterday approved the criminalization of public denial of the Armenian genocide of 1915, on the same basis of the law relating to the Holocaust. Ankara considers the vote "irresponsible", and speaks of "total failure" of relations between the two countries.
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