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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ankara Slams Trump’s Statement on Armenian Genocide as “Disinformation”

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On Thursday, US President Trump commemorated the anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide in a statement released by the White House, saying that the “Meds Yeghern”, a term used by Armenians to describe the 1915 events, was one of the worst atrocities in the history of the 20th century. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement:

We consider that the disinformation and false definitions contained in US President Trump’s written statement of 24 April 2017 regarding the 1915 events came from information pollution created over the years by some Armenian circles in the USA by means of propaganda. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the ceremony to commemorate the event at the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul on Monday. We expect that the new US Administration wouldn’t take credence in the one-sided historical narrative of these circles, known for their tendency to violence and hate speech, but that it should adopt an approach that takes into consideration the sufferings of all sides.

The Ottoman authorities killed about 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923; they also expelled hundreds of thousands out of their territory. Turkey disputed the figure and denied the genocide, blaming the deaths on wartime irregularities (it occurred during World War I and the following Greco-Turkish War of 1918-23: editor).

25 April 2017

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704251052958584-ankara-trump-armenian-genocide-misinformation/

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Monday, 18 July 2016

18 July 2016. Was the Turkish Coup a “Winnigan’s Fake?”

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The majority opinion on the RuNet appears to be that the coup in Turkey on Friday was a sham organised by Erdoğan to take out his opponents. What appears to drive this feeling is that the Turkish forces never had an unsuccessful coup in the past. Say what you will about the Kemalist officers who run the army, they’re tough, competent, and focused. They’re also secularist to the bone. The “coup” appeared to have little planning, small and insufficient forces deployed, and no apparent aims… all of which point to the main general staff (and the bulk of the officer corps) not being involved. When one notices the mass arrest of those not involved in the “coup” and the possible reinstatement of the death penalty, it’s clear to most that Erdoğan is using this as an excuse to purge the government and forces of his opponents. Ergo, most voices on the RuNet believe the “coup” to have been a phoney from top to bottom. I tend to agree… it’s so badly done that it’s clear that Langley wasn’t involved… they ARE competent at coups, they did get rid of Mossadegh and Allende, didn’t they?

Turkey is in for a long night… unless a REAL coup happens, which isn’t off the cards. God do have mercy on the Turkish people…

BMD

Saturday, 16 July 2016

16 July 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Down the Hole!

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Down the Drain! 2016

Down the Hole!

Vitaly Podvitsky

2016

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Military coup in turkey! A large number of ambulances went to building of the Turkish Army Chief of Staff. The Turkish Prime Minister reported that an attempted military coup d’état was underway. In Ankara, a military helicopter opened fire on the parliament building and its vicinity. Ankara blocked Facebook and Twitter. All security forces and police personnel urgently summoned to Ankara. Meanwhile, people heard shooting in Ankara, as fighter jets and helicopters flew over the city…

15 July 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Theological School on Chalki Not to Reopen

00 Chalki EP Seminary. Istanbul TURKEY. 06.10.13

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On Wednesday, 2 October, Romfea reported that the theological school on Chalki would remain closed. The Turkish authorities didn’t include this issue in the so-called “democratisation package” that they promulgated several days ago. Metropolitan Elpidophoros Lambriniadis of Proussa, Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery on Chalki, the location of the closed EP theological school, made a statement concerning the refusal of the Turkish authorities to open this school, “We’re deeply disappointed with the refusal to include the issue of opening of the theological school on Chalki in the communiqué published regarding ‘the democratisation package’. Our disappointment is great. As did the Patriarchate, we cherished a great hope that, this time, the opening would nevertheless take place. We didn’t expect this from our government. We continue to consider that the opening of our school is necessary, and we won’t stop striving for this. We’re asking [Prime Minister Erdoğan] to continue work in the necessary direction in order to remove completely this violation of human rights, and of the rights of believers, his fellow citizens”.

5 October 2013

Pravoslavie.ru

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/64671.htm

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