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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 08:33 AM
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59. Guardian and Independent play down Turkey threat to deport resident Armenians
Last weeks announcement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he might deport 100,000 Armenians from his country provides an interesting test for media responsiveness. It had potentially all the necessary ingredients for an explosive story: strong regional power responds to accusations of genocide against minority by threatening to deport said minority.

However, the comments made in an interview with the BBC following resolutions passed in the U.S. and Sweden acknowledging the mass killings of Armenians by Turkey between1915 and 1923 as an act of genocide, failed to attract much attention. Only the right-of centre broadsheets covering the story in their print editions. Turkey threatens mass expulsions to punish Armenians for genocide rulings led The Times international section on Thursday 18th March, detailing Erdogans threat:


This lack of interest is particularly noteworthy considering how much coverage these same media outlets have devoted to covering stories about evictions and demolitions relating to Palestinians in east Jerusalem. These affect a fraction of the number of people threatened by Turkey and yet stir a huge interest.


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