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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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Former intel official says Turkish intel agency abducts critics from Africa, Central Asia by paying bribes – Stockholm Center for Freedom

Associate Professor Ali Burak Darıcılı, an intelligence expert and former official at Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), has said the organization has forcibly returned to Turkey individuals linked to the Gülen movement from some African and Central Asian countries by bribing local officials, Turkish Minute reported. Darıcılı, who left MİT in 2014 and is currently …

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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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Erdogan Wants to Bond With Saudi He Scorned – Bloomberg

A street kiosk in front of a mural of Turkish President Recep Erdogan in Bursa, Turkey, on Jan. 4. – Photographer: Moe Zoyari/Bloomberg By When Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by his own country’s agents in Istanbul three years ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to revel in the bad publicity it created …

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