Turkish Official Insults Argentina In Response To Pope’s Armenian Ge

TURKISH OFFICIAL INSULTS ARGENTINA IN RESPONSE TO POPE’S ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMARKS

The Frontrunner
April 14, 2015 Tuesday

The New York Times (4/14, Mackey, Subscription Publication, 9.97M)
reports that one day after Pope Francis called the mass killing of
Armenians a century ago “the first genocide of the 20th century,”
Turkey’s minister for European affairs, Volkan Bozkir, said that
Argentina, the country where Francis hails, “welcomed the leading
executors of the Jewish Holocaust, Nazi torturers, with open arms.”

Bozkir asserted that “in Argentina, the Armenian diaspora controls
the media and business.”

LATimes Calls On Obama To Recognize Armenian Genocide.

In an editorial, the Los Angeles Times (4/14, 3.49M) writes that
Turkey’s denial of “the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians” a century
ago “compounds the original crime,” adding that the US “has been
complicit in Turkey’s defiance.” The Times urges President Obama
to recognize the Armenian “genocide,” saying that the US-Turkey
relationship “is a very important one, and one worth nurturing and
protecting, but not at the expense of denying history.”

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