Monthly Archives: May 2005

Turkey’s Forgotten Islamist Pogrom

By Alyssa A. Lappen | May 24, 2005 For 50 years, historians, diplomats and state department officials have touted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a great secular leader in a predominantly Muslim region, whose policies modernized and democratized Turkey, shaping … Continue reading

Armenia’s Tears

By Alyssa A. Lappen | May 2, 2005 April 24, 2005 marked the 90th “anniversary” of the Armenian genocide. With the purpose of decapitating the Armenian community, on April 24, 1915, Turkish Interior Minister Mehmed Talaat ordered the arrest … Continue reading