Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

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Soccer Diplomacy vs. ‘I Apologize’

January 26, 2009

By Khatchig Mouradian

The year 2008 was eventful for Turkish-Armenian relations. Armenian President Serge Sarkisian invited his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul, to visit Armenia and watch the Armenia-Turkey World Cup qualifier soccer match. Both the Armenian and Turkish sides had given new momentum to behind-the-scenes meetings, which culminated in Gul’s acceptance of the invitation a few days before the match. On Sept. 6, Gul’s plane landed in Yerevan making him the first Turkish president to visit the capital. Read the rest of this entry ?

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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 ?

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Keeping the Eye on the Ball, Not Emanuel

November 15, 2008

By Khatchig Mouradian

The selection of Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff—the first major appointment by President-elect Barack Obama—did not fare well with many Armenian-Americans who supported the Illinois Senator’s bid for presidency. While the Armenian-Americans who overwhelmingly voted for Obama showed signs of unease, those who supported the McCain-Palin ticket were quick to exclaim, I told you so! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Letter to an Armenian-American Activist

November 4, 2008

By Khatchig Mouradian

Years from now, you will remember Nov. 4, 2008 as the day on which the final dash to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide began in this country.

Or you will remember it as yet another election day, when yet another president was elected, but despite all hopes, efforts and promises, little changed. Read the rest of this entry ?

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A Tale of Two Uprisings: From the Warsaw Ghetto to Musa Dagh

December 12, 2007
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Are Armenians Angry at Jews?

November 30, 2007

 

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The Betrayal of Turkish Jews

November 15, 2007