Category - turkish

  • 25 Apr 2014

    On 24 April 1915, close to a year into World War I, two hundred Armenian community leaders living in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) were rounded up and force-marched into detention by the Ottoman authorities.

  • 24 Apr 2014

    April 24th saw another chapter in the difficult world of Armenian-Turkish relations 99 years after a horrible chapter in their shared history - the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which for some evokes inextinguishable pain and for others denial. Commentator and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian re-examines the complex issues and looks at the way forward.

  • 17 Jun 2013

    Police in Turkey have been refusing to acknowledge that they have been holding people in custody following mass detentions carried out across Istanbul.

  • 4 Nov 2012

    Describing another personal Armenian-Turkish encounter, Dr Harry Hagopian feels that "it is important for us Armenians nearing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015 to start distinguishing ordinary Turkish men and women from Turkish officialdom or many of its politicised institutions let alone from Turkey and Azerbaijan."

  • 20 Apr 2012

    The World Council of Churches has welcomed Turkish rejection of the Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti endorsing the destruction of Christian churches.

  • 8 Mar 2011

    Turkey's Christian churches still face severe hardships, despite recent pledges by the government to improve protection of religious rights.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Violations of the rights of children in Turkey will continue despite legislative amendments due to be discussed by the country's parliament today.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    Our humanity - with all its redeeming points - can overtake our particular fears, angers and doubts, says Harry Hagopian. For him, an Armenian, a chance encounter with a Turk proved a compass point in this quest and possibility to move beyond confrontation.

  • 27 May 2010

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has welcomed a Turkish government decree providing better protection for non-Muslim religious minorities in Turkey.

  • 28 Jan 2007

    Hours after a nationalist protester with a handgun made an attempt to hijack a commuter ferry in the Dardanelles strait on 27 January 2007, unidentified attackers stoned at a church in the northern Turkish town of Samsun today (Sunday), the Anatolian news agency has reported.