Ottoman Empire

Armenians in Pal mark 100 years since Genocide

The Armenian community of the Holy Land this week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a series of massacres and pogroms against the community in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia. Large numbers of the community’s approximately 5,000 members in Palestine are expected to take part in commemorations[…]

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Pope’s genocide claim encourages racism: Turkey PM

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the pope’s remarks describing Armenians as the victims of “the first genocide of the 20th century” are wrong and encourage racism in Europe. Pope Francis made the comments at a special remembrance mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Turkey immediately recalled its ambassador[…]

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Power of waqf revealed in new book

With the assistance of the local Awqaf Foundation of the South Africa, prominent Turkish historian and author, Dr. Selim Argun, is set to launch a new book titled ‘Elite Configurations and the Clusters of Power, the Ulema, Waqf and the Ottoman State 1789 -1839’. The central focus of the book[…]

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