World War I Battlefields: Crash Course European History #33

Europe’s system of alliances and centuries-old tensions erupted into war in August of 1914. This week on Crash Course Euro, we’re talking about the military history of World War I, and taking a look at the broad strokes of how the war unfolded. We’ll take you from the guns of August through gruesome battles likeContinue reading “World War I Battlefields: Crash Course European History #33”

Latvia officially recognizes Armenian Genocide

Latvia has officially recognized and condemned the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Armenia’s Ambassador to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Tigran Mkrtchyan, who is completing his mission, said on Facebook. “Latvia has finally officially recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide. 58 out of 100 members of the Saeima voted in favor of the resolution. What was difficult toContinue reading “Latvia officially recognizes Armenian Genocide”

Turkish far-right deputy threatens Armenian MP Paylan with another genocide

Far-right independent lawmaker Ümit Özdağ has threatened HDP deputy Garo Paylan with another genocide. “You’ll go through a Talaat Pasha experience when the time comes and you should,” Özdağ told Paylan on Twitter. Speaking to Duvar English, Paylan said that hate speeches lead to hate crimes and that crimes that go unpunished are bound toContinue reading “Turkish far-right deputy threatens Armenian MP Paylan with another genocide”

Erdogan threatens to recognise killings of Native Americans as genocide in response to Armenia resolution

‘It is a shameful moment in US history,’ says Turkish president Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to recognise the killing of Native Americans at the hand of European settlers in a tit-for-tat attack on Washington’s decision to rebuke Ankara for the Armenian genocide. The US Senate voted in favour of recognising the genocide last week, a moveContinue reading “Erdogan threatens to recognise killings of Native Americans as genocide in response to Armenia resolution”

Biden recognizes Armenian genocide

“The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide,” the president said in a statement. President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the Armenian genocide, fulfilling a campaign promise and taking a step that his recent predecessors have avoided while in office. Biden’s designation, which coincided with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, signals theContinue reading “Biden recognizes Armenian genocide”

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