Uruguay's opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio) has threatened not to grant their consent to the country's designated ambassador to Turkey following the incident with that country's Foreign Minister, who during the weekend when Armenian demonstrators in Montevideo were met with a gesture belonging to the far-right Grey Wolves group.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou described a gesture by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu against Armenian demonstrators in Montevideo Uruguay as “regrettable,” while Ankara's Ambassador has been summoned to account for the events.
The fifth President of Armenia since its independence from the Soviet Union has been sworn in Sunday during a National Assembly ceremony held at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan. The currently war-torn Ukraine is also a former Soviet republic.
Uruguay and Armenia will up their diplomatic relations by opening up reciprocal embassies in Montevideo and Erevan, it was announced Monday.
By Gwynne Dyer – It’s probably Azerbaijan that started the shooting in this latest round of fighting with neighboring Armenia. Which is not to say that it’s all Azerbaijan’s fault.
Armenians have used text messages and mobile phone flashlights to mark the 105th anniversary (24 April) of mass killings in the Ottoman Empire, dropping their usual march because of coronavirus restrictions.
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday officially recognizing the Armenian genocide, a symbolic but unprecedented move that angered Turkey amid already-heightened tensions with Washington.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped his war of words with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for creating a day of remembrance for the 1915 Armenian genocide.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry slammed the European Parliament’s decision to adopt a resolution that urges all EU member states and Turkey to recognize the 1915 events as ‘genocide’ and accused the resolution of mutilating history and law, Daily Sabah reports.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned Pope Francis, warning him to not repeat the “mistake” of describing the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians as “genocide.”