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  • Hastert to plead guilty of sexual abuse, yet US still covers up Turkish blackmail | Public Radio of Armenia
    interest of the United States but for the interest of foreign governments and foreign entities She described Hastert s wrongdoing as The acceptance of large sums of bribery in forms of cash or laundered cash and laundering it to make it look legal for his campaigns and also for his personal use in order to do certain favors and call certain call for certain actions make certain things happen for foreign entities and foreign governments interests Turkish government s interest and Turkish business entities interests During the deposition Edmonds was asked Did you have reason to believe that Mr Hastert for example killed one of the Armenian genocide resolutions in exchange for money from these Turkish organizations She responded Yes I do Correct and not only taking money but other activities too including being blackmailed for various reasons After retiring from the House of Representatives Hastert worked for the Washington firm of Dickstein Shapiro as a registered lobbyist for Turkey Edmonds also revealed during her deposition that Hastert used the townhouse in Chicago that was not his residence for certain not very morally accepted activities Now whether that was being used as blackmail I don t know but the fact that foreign entities knew about this in fact they sometimes participated in some of those not maybe morally well activities in that particular townhouse that was supposed to be an office not a house residence at certain hours certain days evenings of the week So I can t say if that was used as blackmail or not but certain activities they would share They were known Edmonds told congressional investigators that on FBI phone recordings Turkish individuals boasted of their secret relationship with Hastert They discussed giving him tens of thousands of dollars in clandestine payments in exchange for political favors and information Many of the transcripts involved a suspect at the city s Turkish Consulate as well as several members of the American Turkish Council and the Assembly of Turkish American Associations business entities that some FBI agents believed served as occasional covers for organized crime Some calls appeared to be referring to drug shipments and other possible crimes Giraldi wrote Edmonds noted that the phone taps contained repeated references to Hastert s volte face change of position in the fall of 2000 over the campaign to have Congress designate the killings of Armenians in Turkey between 1915 and 1923 a genocide In August 2000 Speaker Hastert declared that he would support the resolution and send it to the full House for a vote The resolution vehemently opposed by the Turks did indeed pass in the International Relations Committee by a large majority Then on October 19 shortly before a full House vote Hastert withdrew it A senior official at the Turkish Consulate indicated in one recorded conversation that the price for convincing Hastert to withdraw the genocide resolution would be at least 500 000 Giraldi reported in his article Fifteen years later the American public is still waiting

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/28/hastert-to-plead-guilty-of-sexual-abuse-yet-us-still-covers-up-turkish-blackmail/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Bloomberg: Karabakh flares, but full-scale war unlikely | Public Radio of Armenia
    fold in the past decade and is planned at 4 8 billion in 2015 more than Armenia s entire state budget That doesn t deter Nagorno Karabakh s defense minister Levon Mnatsakanyan who says one of the first targets of any new war will be a BP operated oil pipeline that s less than 50 kilometers from the conflict zone and carries as much as 1 2 million barrels daily from Baku to Turkey s Ceyhan This is a very serious financial resource for Azerbaijan and we need to deprive them of these means he said in an interview in the capital Stepanakert If we d known the situation would be like this today we d never have signed that truce 20 years ago Azerbaijan has begun a new stage of escalation of the situation with the use of heavy artillery and violates fundamental international obligations of resolving the conflict peacefully Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a conference in the capital Yerevan on Friday The risk is that there will be a really bad incident and we ll end up with a small war by miscalculation Tom de Waal senior associate at Carnegie Europe said by e mail While mediators are trying to maintain the cease fire and keep talks going few believe in the chances of genuine conflict resolution Nagorno Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan equated weapons sales to Azerbaijan with similar supplies to Islamic State now facing Russian air strikes in Syria Even so Armenians don t want fighting to escalate and we ll do everything possible to secure our state he said in an interview last month Stretching out the status quo may be the Armenians best strategy Time is working for us Karen Mirzoyan Nagorno Karabakh s foreign minister said in an interview last month The more time passes and the more successful we are in strengthening our statehood the closer we are to international recognition of our independence With Azerbaijan vowing Nagorno Karabakh will remain an inalienable part of it increased violence remains possible Greater use of heavy weaponry has led to the worst casualty rate since the 1994 truce as Azerbaijan seeks to challenge the outcome of the war though the conflict remains politically choreographed IHS Jane s Intelligence Review reported on its website Tuesday In the Armenian trenches senior lieutenant Gegham Grigoryan points to evidence of that challenge left by shrapnel in the wall of a hut used by soldiers A mortar from a Turkish made howitzer landed just behind here last night he said The types of weapons used here and their caliber has changed They re getting bigger Comments Recent News Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey Medvedev 14 35 25 Nov 2015 Shark drones to patrol stretch of Australia s coast 13 56 25 Nov 2015 350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible Ayvazovski s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar 13 53 25 Nov 2015 Russian Cruiser Moskva will cover air groups in Syria with fort air defense

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/26/bloomberg-karabakh-flares-but-full-scale-war-unlikely/ (2015-11-25)
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  • October 26, 2015 | Public Radio of Armenia
    quoting its sources According to the report most Armenians have settled in Aleppo Deadly earthquake rocks Afghanistan India and Pakistan 16 43 26 Oct 2015 Off A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan with tremors felt in Pakistan and northern India the BBC reports At least 40 people are said to have been killed in Pakistan with about Saudi Prince held in record Beirut Airport drug bust 16 22 26 Oct 2015 Off A Saudi prince and four others were detained on Monday in the largest drug bust in the history of the Beirut airport a security source said Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and Baku s border provocations accompanied by bellicose rhetoric and threats Armenian FM 16 04 26 Oct 2015 Off Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received the OSCE Minsk Group Co Chairs James Warlick Igor Popov and Pierre Andrieu The parties continued the discussions on furthering the process 1 2 3 Recent News Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey Medvedev 14 35 25 Nov 2015 Shark drones to patrol stretch of Australia s coast 13 56 25 Nov 2015 350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible Ayvazovski s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar 13 53 25 Nov 2015 Russian Cruiser Moskva will cover air groups in Syria with fort air defense 13 20 25 Nov 2015 Brazil World Cup winner Edilson accused of fraud 13 14 25 Nov 2015 Missing Russian jet pilot picked up by Syrian army 12 43 25 Nov 2015 Armenian security forces prevent possible terrorist act in Yerevan 12 11 25 Nov 2015 Columbia University researchers confirm Turkey s links to ISIS 10 14 25 Nov 2015 Yerevan Between history and technology CNN Video 09 35 25 Nov 2015 Turkey enters into a war On the side of

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/26/ (2015-11-25)
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  • To ban genocide denial, Court incites Armenians to commit violence | Public Radio of Armenia
    opinion Nevertheless the Grand Chamber still reached some unwarranted conclusions that defy logic and common sense The majority of the judges advanced the meaningless argument that since 90 years had passed between Perincek s statements and the tragic events of 1915 there was no need for Switzerland to regulate his speech Supposedly the passage of time had made his denial less traumatic on Armenians As the dissenting seven judges pointed out the majority s position violates the principle that statutory limitations are not applicable to war crimes and crimes against humanity The majority of the judges also put forward a questionable argument to justify why denying the Holocaust was a crime and not a violation of freedom of expression They considered Holocaust denial an antidemocratic ideology and anti Semitism whereas they claimed that Perincek s denial of the Armenian Genocide did not result in serious friction between Armenians and Turks in Switzerland Furthermore while asserting that there was a direct link between Holocaust denial and many of the European States which had experienced the Nazi horrors they found no such link between Switzerland and the Armenian Genocide There are several problems in the Judges preceding arguments There should not be a double standard in dealing with denial of any genocide If denial of the Holocaust is a crime so should the denial of other genocides The preferential treatment of victims of certain genocides but not others is shameful and disgraceful As editor of a newspaper in the United States I naturally support the highly protective American notion of freedom of expression rather than the European model of a more restrictive freedom of speech However regardless of which legal system one adheres to discrimination among genocide victims is not acceptable Majority of the judges repeatedly claimed that since Perincek s denial did not result in causing public disorder by the Armenian community Swiss courts should not have convicted him Ironically by making such a dangerous assertion the Grand Chamber is actually inciting Armenians to resort to violence to satisfy the Court s requirement that genocide denial could only be criminalized if it is followed by some sort of violent reaction Since Swiss Armenians acted in a civilized manner by calling the police and filing a lawsuit instead of bashing Perincek s head they are now being told that their legal claim is invalid because they did not cause a public disturbance It is historically wrong to state that there was no link between Switzerland and the Armenian Genocide Over 400 000 Swiss citizens signed a petition in 1890 s to protest the Hamidian massacres Swiss missionaries saved countless orphans during the Genocide and helped provide new homes for them in Switzerland Fortunately the Grand Chamber did not require Switzerland to amend its laws on genocide denial implying that the law was simply misapplied in Perincek s case Therefore Greece Cyprus and Slovakia also do not need to change their laws on criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide Thankfully the Court rejected

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/21/to-ban-genocide-denial-court-incites-armenians-to-commit-violence/ (2015-11-25)
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  • October 21, 2015 | Public Radio of Armenia
    tomorrow night Liverpool restart their European campaign in the Europa League against Rubin Kazan having drawn their Petition urges to make the study of genocide compulsory in Quebec high schools 16 49 21 Oct 2015 Off Petition launched on the official website of Quebec s National Assembly urges to make the study of genocide compulsory in Quebec high schools The text of the petition reads Considerin Turkey s Erdogan calls Putin after Assad s Moscow visit 16 33 21 Oct 2015 Off Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Oct 21 to discuss Syrian President Bashar al Assad s surprise visit to Moscow the latter s Minsk Group Co Chairs to visit Stepanakert 15 40 21 Oct 2015 Off The OSCE Minsk Group Co Chairs will visit Stepanakert for talks with Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan and Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan Spokesman for the NKR President David Babayan has said 1 2 3 Recent News Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey Medvedev 14 35 25 Nov 2015 Shark drones to patrol stretch of Australia s coast 13 56 25 Nov 2015 350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible Ayvazovski s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar 13 53 25 Nov 2015 Russian Cruiser Moskva will cover air groups in Syria with fort air defense 13 20 25 Nov 2015 Brazil World Cup winner Edilson accused of fraud 13 14 25 Nov 2015 Missing Russian jet pilot picked up by Syrian army 12 43 25 Nov 2015 Armenian security forces prevent possible terrorist act in Yerevan 12 11 25 Nov 2015 Columbia University researchers confirm Turkey s links to ISIS 10 14 25 Nov 2015 Yerevan Between history and technology CNN Video 09 35 25 Nov 2015 Turkey enters into a war On

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/21/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Russia’s activeness in Syria to change the situation in the South Caucasus: Political scientist | Public Radio of Armenia
    initiatives and are just reacting to Russia s actions the political scientist noted At the same time he said the EU is trying to intensify its regional policy reviewing the mistakes made within the framework of the Eastern Partnership and trying to demonstrate individual attitude towards the Partnership countries As a result we have the decision to renew talks with Armenia Hrant Melik Shahnazaryan expects interesting developments in this regard The political scientist however does not anticipate positive moves in Armenia Turkey ties As for the reports on the violation of the Armenian air space by Turkish helicopters he considers that Armenia s reaction was to be harsher even if it was accidental It was necessary to raise a diplomatic scandal and bring the issue to different international structures According to him the utmost should be done to prevent the activeness of Turkey in the South Caucasus Comments Recent News Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey Medvedev 14 35 25 Nov 2015 Shark drones to patrol stretch of Australia s coast 13 56 25 Nov 2015 350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible Ayvazovski s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar 13 53 25 Nov 2015 Russian Cruiser Moskva will cover air groups in Syria with fort air defense 13 20 25 Nov 2015 Brazil World Cup winner Edilson accused of fraud 13 14 25 Nov 2015 Missing Russian jet pilot picked up by Syrian army 12 43 25 Nov 2015 Armenian security forces prevent possible terrorist act in Yerevan 12 11 25 Nov 2015 Columbia University researchers confirm Turkey s links to ISIS 10 14 25 Nov 2015 Yerevan Between history and technology CNN Video 09 35 25 Nov 2015 Turkey enters into a war On the side of ISIS Italian Senat s VP 22 29 24 Nov

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/19/russias-activeness-in-syria-to-change-the-situation-in-the-south-caucasus-political-scientist/ (2015-11-25)
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  • October 19, 2015 | Public Radio of Armenia
    the Peoples Democratic Party Halklarin Demokratik Armenia calls NATO s attention to the violation of its air space by Turkish helicopters 17 24 19 Oct 2015 Off Armenian delegates have raised the issue of violation of the Armenian air space by Turkish helicopters on the sidelines of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly s annual session Russia s activeness in Syria to change the situation in the South Caucasus Political scientist 16 26 19 Oct 2015 Off Political scientist Hrant Melik Shahnazaryan believes Russia s activity in Syria will change the situation in the South Caucasus as well since Moscow which seeks security Vogue Russia Armenia in three days Photos 14 23 19 Oct 2015 Off The Vogue Russia team spent three days in Armenia to take photos for the world s most famous fashion magazine American Armenian photographer David Mushegian first visited Armenia a few months 1 2 Recent News Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey Medvedev 14 35 25 Nov 2015 Shark drones to patrol stretch of Australia s coast 13 56 25 Nov 2015 350th anniversary of first printed Armenian Bible Ayvazovski s 200th birthday put on UNESCO calendar 13 53 25 Nov 2015 Russian Cruiser Moskva will cover air groups in Syria with fort air defense 13 20 25 Nov 2015 Brazil World Cup winner Edilson accused of fraud 13 14 25 Nov 2015 Missing Russian jet pilot picked up by Syrian army 12 43 25 Nov 2015 Armenian security forces prevent possible terrorist act in Yerevan 12 11 25 Nov 2015 Columbia University researchers confirm Turkey s links to ISIS 10 14 25 Nov 2015 Yerevan Between history and technology CNN Video 09 35 25 Nov 2015 Turkey enters into a war On the side of ISIS Italian Senat s VP 22 29 24 Nov 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/19/ (2015-11-25)
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  • Who should demand Armenian territories from Turkey? | Public Radio of Armenia
    The Turkish proposal of establishing the so called commission of historians has only one goal which is to delay the process of the Armenian Genocide recognition and divert the attention of international community from that crime That is not only our view but also the view of the international community that goes on recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide The protocols contain no clause of establishing any commission on historical studies The respective paragraph in the protocol envisages a dialogue aimed at restoring mutual confidence between the two nations which entailed the establishment of a sub commission Throughout the negotiations the Armenian side has stressed on numerous occasions at various levels also to the Turkish side that the veracity of the genocide cannot be questioned under any circumstances Armenians who opposed to the Protocols including this writer had made similar objections It is already the sixth year since the protocols have been signed when is the expedient time The years past have demonstrated that Turkey is looking forward not to some convenient moment but instead is trying to prevent the manifestation of the unambiguous position of the international community on the Armenian Genocide by imitating a process of the Armenian Turkish rapprochement claiming that recognitions were something that hindered the reconciliation The process of the Armenian Turkish reconciliation was launched upon my initiative and pursued a very simple goal to establish diplomatic relations without any preconditions and unseal the last closed border in Europe safeguarding peaceful and neighborly coexistence of our nations Unfortunately the lack of political will on the part of the Turkish authorities distortion of the letter and spirit of the protocols fresh manifestations of denial and continuously brought up preconditions intended to feed groundless demands of Azerbaijan thwarted the implementation of the protocols After six years of unfulfilled expectations I have decided to recall the protocols from the parliament On one occasion I said the Armenians are not going to wait indefinitely for the Turkish authorities to be able to find a convenient moment to finally ratify those protocols In my opinion the Armenian Foreign Minister should immediately withdraw his signature from the Protocols and declare them obsolete The Republic of Armenia has never declared any territorial claims either on Turkey or any other country since our independence There has never been such an issue on the foreign policy agenda of our country and there is none today That is a clear cut position If not read carefully Pres Sargsyan s last answer could easily be misunderstood He is neither saying that Armenia has territorial claims from Turkey nor that it does not Armenia simply has not raised this issue officially because doing so could have serious national security implications given its powerful and hostile neighbor on the Western Front Political parties organizations and individuals like this writer have frequently made territorial claims from Turkey but it is understandable that Armenia s Head of State has to be much more circumspect in his public pronouncements Pres Sargsyan

    Original URL path: http://www.armradio.am/en/2015/10/14/who-should-demand-armenian-territories-from-turkey/ (2015-11-25)
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