Archive for December, 2008


Television diplomacy

December 30, 2008


From The Economist print edition


Hopes that a new channel may herald fresh reforms


ROJIN is a feisty, beautiful Kurdish bard who belts out nationalist ballads. As a result, private Kurdish television channels that showed her were long penalised or even taken off the air. But now she will be a regular on Turkey’s stultified TRT state television, which this week launched a 24-hour Kurdish channel in the main Kurdish dialect, Kurmanji. Read the rest of this entry ?


The Genie Is out of the Bottle

December 27, 2008

Turkish Intellectuals to Armenians: We Apologize

By Khatchig Mouradian


On December 15, around 200 intellectuals in Turkey launched an Internet petition1 apologizing for the Armenian Genocide. Soon thereafter, hell broke loose. Read the rest of this entry ?


Mouradian Lectures on Turkey-Armenia Dialogue

December 16, 2008

BEIRUT, Lebanon—On Thursday, Dec. 11, a lecture on Turkish-Armenian relations, titled “Soccer Diplomacy and the Road Not Taken,” was held at Haigazian University.

Haigazian’s Student Life Director and Haigazian Armenological Review’s executive secretary Antranig Dakessian spoke briefly about the current developments in Turkish-Armenian relations and introduced the speaker, Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Boston-based Armenian Weekly and a graduate of Haigazian University. Read the rest of this entry ?