EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Turkey Threatens To Deport 100,000 Armenians IF…

Posted by Info on 17/03/2010

Turkey’s prime minister has warned that he might deport up to 100,000 Armenians living in Turkey without citizenship after resolutions passed by U.S. and Swedish lawmakers defining World War One-era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

Earlier this month, Turkey withdrew its ambassadors to Washington and Stockholm after a U.S. congressional committee and the Swedish parliament passed the non-binding resolutions.

Armenia under Diplomatic Siege
When Armenia signed the Protocols last October with Turkey it was believed that .. Armenia being a strategic ally of Russia was desperately trying to implement its foreign policy of complementarism, by cooperating with NATO structures. The idea of the Protocols was the centerpiece of Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy agenda… Therefore, the Armenian leadership believed that they would be in the good graces of the US by giving a chance for the Protocols to succeed.

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