ESI's Istanbul film on Armenian TV
17 December 2009
ESI's documentary on contemporary Turkey – "Istanbul: Truth, fear and hope" – was shown on the Armenian TV channel Yerkir. The screening was preceeded by a discussion round on the same channel with Armenian and Turkish experts.
On the next day, journalists from Armenia, Turkey, and Western Europe met with the Armenian Foreign Minister to discuss current Armenian-Turkish relations following the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The event was also reported on in the Austrian and German quality press:
- Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kai Strittmatter, "Hundert Jahre Feindseligkeit" ("A hundred years of hostility") (23 December 2009)
- Der Standard, Markus Bernath, "Das Land der Sackgassen hofft auf die Türken" ("The land of dead ends pins its hopes on the Turks") (22 December 2009)