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· April, 2008

Stories about Turkey from April, 2008

Armenia: Torchlight Procession

Life in Armenia posts an account and photographs from last week's torchlight procession held on the eve of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. The blog...

UK: Armenian Genocide March

Unzipped posts video, photographs and an account of a march staged by the London-Armenian community remembering the 1.5 million Armenians who died during the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey....

Armenia: Nationalism & Remembrance

The Armenian Patchwork posts some photographs of the 23 April march to the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan by youth affiliated to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation — Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D)....

Armenia: Black Dog of Fate

On the occasion of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian Odar Reads reviews Peter Balakian's Black Dog of Fate. Although the book has been around for some...

Armenia: April 24 — Genocide Memorial Day

Yesterday marked the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocideand the deaths of approximately 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. Every year on 24 April, a date marking the roundup of...

Armenia: Alternative Genocide Action

Hrag Vartanian remembers an unconventional action staged thirty-nine years ago by American-Armenian artist Kardash Onnig outside an Armenian Church in New York. The protest which called on ethnic Armenians to...

Armenia: Rock Against Genocide

Unzipped says that it is thrilled to discover that there will be a Rock Against Genocide rally in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, tomorrow. The following day will mark the 93rd...

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that...

Turkey: Armenian Sportsmen

Unzipped posts an entry on an online exhibition which depicts ethnic Armenian sportsmen in Ottoman Turkey. The blog notes that not only were Armenian sporting events held during the priod...

Turkey: Court for Singing Kurds

Three Kurdish teenagers are facing trial in Turkey, for singing patriotic Kurdish songs, while on tour in the US, reports Kurdish blogger Goran.

Turkey: Interview with Murat Kurnaz

Turkish blogger Metin links to a chilling interview with “Murat Kurnaz, a German of Turkish origin, who was detained (and tortured) at Guantanamo Bay, even though he was completely innocent,...

Turkey: What if Iraq is Split?

Turkish blogger Metin asks “What's in a name?” following Greece's vetoing Macedonia's bid to enter Nato. He also asks: “What if, when the U.S. troops leave Iraq (but not its...

Southeast Europe, Russia: War, Peace, and Shared History

Veronica Khokhlova translates some Russophone bloggers' views on shared history and conflict in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Free Speech Roundup: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen

The Indonesian government has ordered the country’s internet service providers to block YouTube over “Fitna” the movie. In Saudi Arabia, the blog of the detained Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was...

Turkey: Assimilation

Blogian posts some fascinating photographs of Armenian women who were kidnapped from their families during the 1915 Genocide and assimilated into Turkish and Kurdish families. Eventually married off, the women...

Mideast Youth: Interview with Kurdish Student

Bahraini blogger Esra'a, at Mideast Youth, interviews a Kurdish student in this podcast which discusses the Kurdish situation and the hypocrisy of mainstream media towards their cause.

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Arzu Geybullayeva is the Turkey editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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