German orchestra invites Erdogan to performance genocide piece

A leading German orchestra has invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a performance of a controversial piece of music about the Ottoman Empire's killing of ethnic Armenians and other...

Armenia's prime minister resigns, clears way for new cabinet

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan announced his resignation on Thursday, clearing the way for the president to form a new cabinet of ministers following a series of large opposition...

Turkish-German lawmaker expects end to diplomatic dispute

A Turkish-German lawmaker from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party said on Saturday he expects both countries will be able to settle their differences in a dispute over a German resolution...

Germany says Armenia resolution "not legally binding" amid Turkey row

The German government is expected to distance itself from a parliamentary resolution passed in May that declared the mass killing of Armenians a genocide, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday.

More than 160 detained after protest in Armenia violently dispersed

More than 160 people were detained by police after violence broke out while an anti-government demonstration was dispersed in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, police said on Saturday.

Occupiers of Armenian police station take four new hostages

An armed opposition group that took over a police station in Armenia's capital Yerevan 10 days ago took four new hostages on Wednesday.

Turkey accuses Pope Francis of "lies" after his "genocide" comment

The Turkish government accused Pope Francis of spreading "lies and slander" on Monday after he denounced the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as a "genocide."

Pope draws anger of Turkey over Armenian "genocide" comments

Pope Francis has provoked the anger of the Turkish government with his denunciation of the mass killings of Armenians during the World War I as a "genocide," with Turkey blasting his "crusader...

Pope prays at Armenian massacre memorial after condemning "genocide"

Pope Francis paid his respects to Armenian massacre victims on Saturday during a visit to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex in the capital Yerevan.

Pope Francis condemns Armenian "genocide" as he starts official visit

Pope Francis referred Friday to the mass killings of Armenians during 1915-16 as "genocide," addressing President Serzh Sargsyan and other dignitaries at the start of an official trip to Armenia,...

Pope Francis to step into sensitive terrain with trip to Armenia

The leader of the Catholic Church will have to tread carefully as he visits a pioneer Christian nation whose people suffered mass persecutions 100 years ago and are still not living in peace.

Erdogan completely rejects genocide accusation, slams Berlin

Germany has no right to comment on genocide, given its own history during World War II and in Namibia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday, rejecting a measure in the German parliament....

Erdogan slams Merkel for failure to prevent Armenian genocide vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sharply critical of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for failing to stop a vote recognizing the 1915 killing of Armenians as genocide and did not rule out...

Turkey: Germany must mend ties after Armenian genocide vote

Germany needs to fix relations with Turkey after the Bundestag passed a resolution this week recognizing the Ottoman Empire's 1915 killing of Armenians and other Christians as genocide, Turkish...

Turkey outraged as Germany recognizes Armenian killings as genocide

Germany's parliament on Thursday recognized the Ottoman Empire's killing of ethnic Armenians and other Christians a century ago as genocide, prompting Turkey to recall its ambassador to Berlin and...