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When Historical Fiction Is a Crime

Ahmet Altan, one of Turkey’s most skillful historical novelists, lives in solitary confinement in a cell four meters long, at Silivri Prison, Europe’s largest penal facility. In I’ll Never See This World Again, his fifteenth book, and the first he wrote from prison, Altan recalled the passing comment of a…
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December 30, 2020
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The vaccine breakthroughs at Moderna and Pfizer are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades

Noubar Afeyan, an immigrant from Lebanon, is the co-founder and chairman of Moderna, the company behind one of the most promising potential COVID019 vaccines. Flagship Pioneering Behind both Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech potential coronavirus vaccines are a group of incredible scientists, biotech CEOs, and venture capitalists funding the effort —…
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November 22, 2020
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How the Armenian Genocide’s Legacy Explains a Conflict on Pause

An Armenian soldier stands guard at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan’s armed forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20, 2020. (Stringer/Reuters) For far too long, the West has turned a blind eye to Turkey’s egregious behavior. For Armenians around the world, the recent one-sided peace…
bubmag
November 14, 2020
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Nagorno-Karabakh: ‘Everyone benefits from Russia-brokered ceasefire deal except Armenia’

Russia brokered a ceasefire deal on Monday that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan in the ethnic Armenian breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. But some analysts say that Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia all benefit from the agreement while protests have sprung up in Armenia accusing Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of betraying the national interest. The Russian-brokered ceasefire deal…
bubmag
November 12, 2020
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SITREP: Azerbaijan’s drone war expands with Reaper-like TB2

droning engines — Video: Drones built by Turkey are dominating the Azerbaijani-Armenian war. Sean Gallagher - Nov 11, 2020 7:30 pm UTC The renewed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagoro-Karabakh region has captured the attention of military strategists worldwide, including the United States, because of the degree to…
bubmag
November 11, 2020
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Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. George Monbiot in The Guardianon smashing the neoliberal consensusThe US was lucky to get Trump – Biden may pave the way for a more competent autocrat“Joe Biden, in his…
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November 11, 2020
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Armenian PM to Post: Israel joins forces with the devil

Pashinyan said that it was only a matter of time before Turkey’s “imperialistic ambition” will be aimed toward Israel. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan greets reservists at the Defence Ministry's base before their departure for the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Yerevan, Armenia, October 16, 2020. (photo credit: ARMENIAN PRIME…
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November 2, 2020
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Turkey’s Hateful Neo-Ottoman Campaign Against the Armenians

The attack on Nagorno-Karabakh is just the latest in a series of imperial moves by Turkish president Erdogan.For the past four weeks, the people of the Armenian republic of Artsakh, more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, have been indiscriminately shelled by Azerbaijan, which is militarily and politically backed by Turkey, a…
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October 28, 2020
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Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

Turkey's support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenian separatists in Nagorno-Karabakh is loud and intensely partisan, and the tiny Armenian community in Turkey is feeling under pressure.Since the clashes erupted, pro-Azerbaijan convoys carrying Azerbaijani flags have passed through districts of Istanbul housing Armenian institutions, unverified pictures of "massacres" attributed…
bubmag
October 23, 2020
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Turkish-Armenian ruling party lawmaker laid to rest

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish-Armenian ruling party lawmaker was laid to rest Thursday following a ceremony in the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul, which was attended by Turkey’s president.Markar Esayan, 51, died on Oct. 16 after battling stomach cancer. He was a former journalist and a politician, serving as a lawmaker…
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October 22, 2020