The Middle East events unfolding are unique and parallel on two fronts: Iran and Turkey. But there is a connection.
“This shouldn’t surprise anyone following the Turkish purchase of the Russian defense systems,” said Diliman Abdulkader, director of the Kurdish Project at the Endowment for Middle East Truth. “The U.S. warned Turkey time and time again to cancel the purchase and abide by its NATO obligations. Turkey is choosing to play hardball.”
It is more than a century since Ottoman Turks carried out the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians. They conducted the slaughter under the claim that the minority group cooperated with the Russian enemy. Now, Armenians are pushing Israel to recognize the same type of horror that happened to the Jewish people only decades later.