Armenian Genocide

Former French minister Patrick Devedjian dies from COVID-19

Patrick Devedjian, a former French government minister and a lawyer of the ASALA terrorist organization, has died from COVID-19.

Devedjian on March 26 announced that he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

He said that he'd been affected by the epidemic and was able to testify to the exceptional work of the medical staff.

Turkey condemns Syrian regime resolution on 1915 events

Turkey condemned the Syrian regime parliament over a resolution recognizing the 1915 incidents in Ottoman era as so-called "genocide".

"Syrian Regime Parliament's resolution today (Feb. 13) recognizing the incidents of 1915 as so-called genocide provides a grim example in itself," a written statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said.

Some circles aim to use 'Armenia issue' to divide Turks, official says

Some circles are seeking to use the Armenian allegations over the events of 1915 to create divisions within the Turkish community, the country's communications director said Jan. 14.

Fahrettin Altun's remarks came after a meeting of the High Advisory Board under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the capital Ankara.

Ankara welcomes Australia's move on killed diplomats

Turkey welcomed on Dec. 18 a move by Australia to reopen an investigation into the 1980 murder of two Turkish diplomats by an Armenian terrorist cell.

"This decision, giving hope, even though late, that justice will be ensured may reduce the pain of the relatives of the Turkish martyrs to some extent," the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Turkey: We Are the Last Wall between Europe and Terrorism

Turkey is the last wall between Europe and terrorism. This is stated in the position of the Turkish Ministry of Defense.

"Turkey is protecting not only its own borders, but also the borders of NATO. Turkey's security is the security of all of Europe, including NATO," the ministry said in a statement.