HDP has tabled a parliamentary motion for the recognition of the Halabja Massacre as the Kurdish Genocide, and the declaration of March 16 as Genocide Commemoration Day.
Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s announcement that she would not be taking part in the commemoration ceremony in Armenia on the Centennial of the Genocide sparked debate. Yet there were citizens of Norway among the witnesses of 1915. Norwegian missionary Bodil Katharine Biørn stood out amongst them.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, a monument in memory of the women victims of the Genocide was unveiled in Yerevan Park in Paris.
We spoke with journalist Fréderike Geerdink, whose book ‘Roboskî: Gençler Öldü (Roboskî: The Young Died)’ has recently been published, about many topics from State policies targeting struggles for identity to most recent political developments.
Although Palestinian refugees from Syria are, like Syrian citizens, under temporary protection, the visa-free entry clauses Turkey applies to Syrian citizens are not valid for Palestinian refugees.
Lawyer Hakan Bakırcıoğlu assessed the most recent state of the Hrant Dink murder investigation for Agos following former Intelligence Branch Chief Ramazan Akyürek’s arrest: “There are many public officials which should be indicted for premeditated murder. The Dink murder is a murder carried out by consensus, and parties to this consensus share total and collective responsibility. Ramazan Akyürek is only one of the public officials who played a significant role in this murder.”
Celebrated novelist Yaşar Kemal died in Istanbul on Saturday at the age of 92.
HDP Istanbul Member of Parliament Sırrı Süreyya Önder announced that Abdullah Öcalan has made a call to the PKK to hold congress in the spring for disarmament.
Former General Directorate of Security Intelligence Agency Director Ramazan Akyürek, detained within the scope of the Hrant Dink murder investigation, arrested.
Media in Armenia and the Diaspora have been rocked by the claim of Nabil Na’eem, the founder of the Democratic Jihad Party in Egypt, who stated that the Muslim Brotherhood received a payment from Turkey to incinerate documents related to the Armenian Genocide. There was a fire at the building where the documents are held; however Armenians in Egypt treat the claims with caution.