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This article examines the history of how Turkish leaders –the current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in particular– have tried to deal with the Armenian Question.  Erdoğan,  due  to  his  own  political  philosophy,  rooted  in  Islamic conservatism had the chance to recognize and denounce the mistreatment of the Armenians at the hands of the Ittihadists, since the latter’s policies had nothing to do with religion, but rather with nationalist principals that were dominant in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, and installed into the Republican regime in its early years. However, Erdoğan, like his predecessors, failed to make the right choice.
 
 
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Gerard J. Libaridian
Gerard J. Libaridian Gerard J. Libaridian is a historian who served as senior advisor to the first president of independent Armenia, between 1991 and 1997. He is also a member of TPQ’s advisory board.
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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