President Barack Obama on Saturday marked the World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces, calling it one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century, but avoiding any mention of "genocide."
As April 24 approaches, Armenians and Turks will once again be watching U.S. President Barack Obama to see how he describes this day of remembrance for the 1915 mass killings and deportations of Ottoman Armenians.
Diplomacy is not an easy job. Unexpected developments can take diplomats, foreign ministers and even accompanying journalists to different parts of the world: The foreign minister is on just such a mission to spread Turkey's perspective on regional peace.
In addition to the U.S., as a regional power and non-permanent UN Security Council member, Turkey's stance on the issue is crucial. Turkey leads the camp favoring another attempt at a mutually agreed-upon resolution.
Turkish foreign policy has long ignored the Armenian genocide dispute, adopting an indifferent approach to claims raised by the Armenian diaspora and ambitious efforts to ensure the recognition of mass killings in the early 20th century in Ottoman territories as a crime of 'genocide.'
A photo exhibition on Istanbul from the eyes of Turkish Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk is on display in the Spanish city of Barcelona. A ceremony was held Tuesday at the Robert Cultural and Art Palace to inaugurate the photo exhibition titled "Istanbul with Pamuk"...
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have met in Washington in an effort to kick-start the stalled process of normalizing relations between their countries.
After using enhanced diplomacy and trade to bolster ties with Middle Eastern neighbours, Turkey now has a new weapon to seduce the Arab world: a state television channel in Arabic accessible to more than 300 million Arabic speakers.