Modern Barbarian Acts

The Greek Genocide and the recognition of the mass crime – Neos Kosmos

With the advent of the disintegration phase of the Ottoman state in the late 19th century, with the Neo-Turkish movement in 1908 and the coalition of the nationalist movement of Mustafa Kemal, one of the greatest mass crimes known to humanity took place: the Genocide against the Greeks. The extermination of the non-Muslim populations of …

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Greek president calls for recognition of Pontian Genocide on 103rd anniversary – eKathimerini.com

The international community has a “manifest obligation” to recognize the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks between 1916 and 1923, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide. “The memory of the hundreds of thousands of innocents …

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Uruguay’s Senate puts appointment of ambassador to Ankara on hold | MercoPress

Uruguay’s Senate unanimously agreed Tuesday not to move on with its advice and consent regarding the appointment of Hugo Cayrús as the country’s next ambassador to Ankara following the embarrassing incidents caused in Montevideo by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. The decision was mooted by Broad Front (Frente Amplio – FA) opposition Senator Liliam Kechichian, …

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Over a dead body Turkey’s president woos the Saudi crown prince | The Economist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government badly needs money THE FIRST requirement was to sweep a murder case under the carpet. On April 7th a court in Istanbul suspended the trial of 26 Saudis accused of killing Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist, in Turkey in 2018, and transferred the file back to Saudi Arabia. Prince Muhammad …

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Khashoggi goes unmentioned as Erdoğan seeks to boost Saudi trade ties | The Guardian

With awkward embraces and fixed grins, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mohammed bin Salman struck a pose of reconciliation. For the past three years, the presence of the Turkish leader and the Saudi crown prince in the same room would have been unthinkable, but in a drawing room of a Jeddah palace on Friday, both tried …

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Germany takes Italy to U.N. court again over Nazi compensation claims | Reuters

General view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo THE HAGUE, April 30 (Reuters) – Germany has filed a case against Italy at the highest U.N. court because Rome continues to allow victims of Nazi war crimes to claim compensation from the German state even …

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