By a margin of one vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a non-binding resolution calling the World War I-era killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a "genocide." The fallout continues between the U.S. and Turkey, one of America's key allies. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Bulent Aliriza, and Tarek Bazley reports for Al Jazeera English.
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Turkey and Armenia have worked out a framework to normalize relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes just before Armenia commemorates the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks between 1915-1917 -- a long source of tension between the neighboring countries.
Visiting Turkey on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama encouraged dialogue with Armenia, acknowledging the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks but stopping short of calling them "genocide." A Worldfocus contributing blogger explores Obama's goals in Turkey and the Armenia question.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes stirring tensions in Armenia and his experience attending a protest in Yerevan against Georgia's detention of two ethnic Armenians.
The word "genocide" was coined in the aftermath of World War II and has since been used to describe some modern conflicts. But the term itself has become a source of conflict, as many look to whether or not governments and leaders recognize and punish genocide. Bloggers discuss the use -- or misuse -- of the word.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the motivations behind the presidential meeting and the impact of the Georgia-Russia conflict on the region.