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The Armenian tragedy; Congress ponders genocide bill: But was it genocide?

Dec 24, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In a recent action alert, Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) wrote that “[t]he Turkish government, which has outlawed discussion of the Armenian genocide within its borders, is exporting its undemocratic free-speech restrictions to the United States by imposing a ‘gag-rule’ on congressional consideration and adoption of the Armenian Genocide Resolution.” This kind of talk will soon – once again – dominate the U.S.-Turkey relationship.

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Turkey’s crisis; Financial woes threaten economy

Dec 9, 2008 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Many people are directly feeling the effects of the recession – and the ramifications reach far beyond the United States. According to the International Labor Organization, the current global financial crisis could cause as many as 20 million people worldwide to lose their jobs and cause extreme poverty to afflict as many as 40 million people. This crisis will test the ability of elected officials to make difficult decisions that their people may not agree with. That is, however, the weakest point in today’s democracies.

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