WorldViews: Is ‘Armenian’ an insult? Turkey’s prime minister seems to think so.

By Adam Taylor, August 6, 2014

In a television interview Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister and presidential hopeful Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained that people had questioned his family background.

"I was called a Georgian. I apologize for this, but they even said [something] worse: They called me an Armenian," Erdogan said during an interview with NTV, according to a translation from Today's Zaman newspaper. "But I'm a Turk."

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WorldViews: Is ‘Armenian’ an insult? Turkey’s prime minister seems to think so.

By Adam Taylor, August 6, 2014

In a television interview Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister and presidential hopeful Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained that people had questioned his family background.

"I was called a Georgian. I apologize for this, but they even said [something] worse: They called me an Armenian," Erdogan said during an interview with NTV, according to a translation from Today's Zaman newspaper. "But I'm a Turk."

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