ANKARA–The Turkish media Tuesday expressed anger and disappointment at Rep. Caroline Maloney (D-NY), a long-time supporter of the Armenian Genocide Resolution and Armenian issues in Congress, for speaking at a Genocide Commemoration event in New York Sunday.
Maloney is also one of the founders of the Greek-American Friendship Group and has advocated for the Turkish pullout of Cyprus.
The controversy resulted from Maloney being awarded the Second Annual Zubeyde Hanim Awards by Turkish American Women Society of the New York-based Turkish Cultural Center. The award, which is named after modern Turkey founder Kemal Ataturk’s mother is presented annually by the self-proclaimed moderate Turkish organization.
Maloney, who often has received an “A ” by the Armenian National Committee of America, also spoke last week at the Congressional Commemoration of the Armenia Genocide on Capitol Hill organized by the Congressional Armenian Caucus.