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Turkey News | Armenians

Church seizures and political scapegoating heighten unease in Armenian-Turkish community
  • Turkey’s Armenian minority has found itself caught in the middle of increasing conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatists, subject to intimidation, slurs, and attacks from politicians.
  • The Armenian-Turkish community has been particularly upset by the ongoing expropriation of historic churches through eminent domain seizures by the government.
  • In the wake of the centennial of the mass slaughter of Armenians in Turkey during World War I, the community has been fearful of hypernationalist discourse targeting Armenians.

Read more:
Does Turkey See Its Armenian Minority as a Security Threat?” (EurasiaNet)
Turkey’s Seizure of Churches and Land Alarms Armenians” (The New York Times)
A Century Later, Slaughter Still Haunts Turkey and Armenia” (National Geographic)

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