Pope denounces Armenian `genocide` in Yerevan visit

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey`s fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Erdogan blasts `tainted blood` of German MPs over genocide vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused German lawmakers of Turkish origin in the German parliament of having "tainted blood" after they backed a resolution recognising massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Armenia genocide vote will not destroy Turkish-German ties: Turkish PM

Armenia genocide vote will not destroy Turkish-German ties: Turkish PM

Turkey and Germany are "two very important allies" and the German parliament`s recognition of World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide will not destroy their relations, Turkey`s prime minister said Friday.

Turkey `recalls ambassador` over German genocide resolution

Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Berlin after the German parliament passed a contentious resolution describing the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported, quoting the Turkish prime minister.

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

Germany calls 1915 massacre a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

The German parliament, despite a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, on Thursday approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide". Turkey was equally scathing, calling the resolution a "historic mistake".

Germany risks Turkish fury with genocide vote

German lawmakers prepared to pass a resolution Thursday recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, as Turkey warned the vote would test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara.

Austria MPs recognise Armenian genocide for first time

Austrian lawmakers on Wednesday condemned as "genocide" for the first time the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I, ahead of the massacre`s 100th anniversary.

Turkish PM says genocide recognition is `European racism`

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday angrily condemned the European Parliament for adopting a resolution urging Turkey to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, saying it was a sign of growing "racism" in Europe.

Defiant Turkey draws red line over Armenia genocide recognition

Rejecting worldwide pressure, Turkey has drawn a defiant red line in refusing to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide on the 100th anniversary year of the tragedy.

Turkey ready `to pay price` if found guilty of Armenian massacres: Erdogan

Turkey is ready to "pay the price" if found guilty of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Five killed in fresh clash between Azeris, ethnic Armenians

Azerbaijan said Saturday it has lost four troops in new clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, part of a dramatic spike in tensions in a long-simmering conflict.

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for "a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts" relating to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks starting in 1915.

French court rules genocide law unconstitutional

France ruled that a French law concerning mass killings of Armenians a century ago violates the country`s constitution.

Armenians mourn victims of mass killings

Tens of thousands of Armenians on Saturday marked the 95th anniversary of mass killings under the Ottoman Empire amid fresh tensions with Turkey over the collapse of reconciliation efforts.

Turkey PM says could deport up to 100,000 Armenians

Turkey`s prime minister has threatened to expel thousands of illegal Armenian immigrants after US and Swedish lawmakers passed votes branding World War One-era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.