Monthly Archives: April 2012

Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee (2015)

We are grateful to Her Excellency Mrs K. Kazinian, the Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, for hosting on Wednesday the 25th of April, 2012, the meeting of representatives from Armenian organisations in the U.K. and for putting into motion the establishment of the above Committee. There were 43 organisations represented at the meeting, and […]

Poll: Campaign brings Republican Party to pole position and consolidates Heritage Party

Today, European Friends of Armenia (www.EuFoA.org) publishes the results of its poll titled Last Assessment of Pre-Electoral Armenia. This TNS opinion supervised poll with an error margin of ±2,4% was subject to extensive quality controls and conducted by IPSC and EuFoA. The fieldwork with 1600 face-to-face interviews in all regions (marzes) of Armenia took place […]

Border shootings amid campaign: Will Azeri bullets leave traces on Armenian elections?

Most Armenian parties contesting seats in the National Assembly in the May 6 elections say the recent escalation of tensions along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border won’t disrupt the normal course of the country’s political process. The situation in the northeastern borderline areas of Armenia as well as along the line of contact in Karabakh has remained […]

Դկտ. Տ.Ներսես ավագ քհն. Ներսեսյանի ուղերձը Ապրիլյան հուշ-երեկոյին

Դկտ. Տ.Ներսես ավագ քհն. Ներսեսյանի ուղերձը Ապրիլյան հուշ-երեկոյին

Այսօր, մեր սրտերը ծով վշտով լցված, հոգեկան ծանր ապրումներով ոգեկոչում ենք հիշատակն այն ահավոր ողբերգության, որն սկիզբ առավ 1894 թ. արյունարբու Սուլթան Աբդուլ Համիդի օրով՝ Սասունի ջարդով եւ շարունակվեց տասնյակ տարիներ, մինչեվ 1923թ.՝ բնաջինջ անելով արեվմտյան Հայաստանի համայն հայությունը: Այն դաժան քաղաքականությունը, որն սկիզբ առավ «Կարմիր Սուլթանի» գահակալության շրջանին, հեղափոխական Երիտասարդ Թուրքերը շարունակեցին եվ հասցրին […]

Assyrian Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Yerevan

Assyrian Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Yerevan

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The official dedication of the Assyrian Genocide memorial on Nalbandyan Street in Yerevan took place on April 25, a day after Armenians worldwide commemorated the 97thanniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The monument was unveiled in the presence of Armenian officials, representatives of various local and international Assyrian organizations, representatives of Armenian political parties, members […]

Turkey Has Acknowledged the Armenian Genocide

“Turkey denies the Armenian Genocide” goes a jingle. Yes, the Turkish state’s official policy towards the Armenian Genocide was and is indeed characterized by the “three M’s”: misrepresentation, mystification, and manipulation. But when one gauges what place the genocide occupies in the social memory of Turkish society, even after nearly a century, a different picture […]

Genocide Commemorated in Turkey

Genocide Commemorated in Turkey

ISTANBUL—Hundreds gathered in Taksim Square Tuesday to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, reported Today’s Zaman. A sit-down gathering organized by the Say No to Racism and Nationalism initiative in Taksim Square was attended by a group of public figures, including wife of murdered journalist Hrant Dink, Rakel Dink; Peace and Democracy Party […]

Armenian Genocide and ANZAC Day

Every year on the 25th of April, New Zealand and Australia commemorate ANZAC day. This day was chosen as it was the first day of the ill fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915, the ill conceived and executed attempt to wrest the Dardanelles from Turkish hands. Most New Zealanders are not aware of horrifying and brutal […]

Armenian question: despair and hope

As a person who lives in Turkey day in and day out, sometimes I become very hopeful, and sometimes I find myself in such a pessimistic mood. And these two moods may follow each other one day after another. The other day I attended a debate on one of the most popular TV channels in […]

Surviving the Armenian Genocide: My Grandfather’s Story

April 24th marks the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Armenians mark this date in 1915, when several hundred Armenian leaders were rounded up, arrested and later executed as the start of the Armenian genocide and it is generally said to have extended to 1917. In total, over 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by the […]

Armenians Prepare Special Welcome for Aliyev in New York

How could the war-mongering president of Azerbaijan be permitted to chair the UN Security Council, the august body that is supposed to promote peace and security in the world? Unfortunately, such an outrage is possible simply because it is Azerbaijan’s turn to take over the rotating chairmanship of the Security Council in the month of […]

AK Party Founding Member Apologizes for ‘Geno-Deportations’

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—A founding member of Turkey’s ruling AK Party called the Armenian genocide a “geno-deportation” and “personally” apologized in an interview with the Turkish daily newspaper Radikal. İsmet Uçma, a member of Turkey’s Grand National Assembly, added: “Their pain is our pain.” The parliament member noted that although the Committee of Union and Progress […]

Shoah Foundation Director Discusses Digitization of Survivor Testimonies

The University of Southern California (USC) Institute of Armenian Studies’ Leadership Council on Sun., April 15 will honor the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for championing the Armenian Genocide Digitization Project at a gala banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Shoah Foundation Institute, established by Steven Spielberg in 1994, has been a part of the […]

2015: A Rededication or a Last Hurrah?

  For nearly a century our survivors of the Meds Yeghern (Great Catastrophe) have suffered the psychological and emotional trauma of the first genocide of the modern era. The effect of the genocide has long since passed the point where recognition by Turkey can erase the emotional scars that have become part of the Armenian […]

Media Watchdog In Rare Praise Of Armenian Election Coverage

Media Watchdog In Rare Praise Of Armenian Election Coverage

The news coverage of Armenia’s leading broadcasters has become considerably more objective and impartial since the official start of campaigning for the March 6 parliamentary elections, an independent media watchdog said on Wednesday. The Yerevan Press Club praised the country’s eight largest TV stations and Armenian Public Radio as it presented an interim report on […]

Obama Again Avoids the Word ‘Genocide’ Despite Campaign Promise to Contrary

On the fourth Armenian Remembrance Day of his presidency, President Obama has for the fourth time in a row broken his promise to the Armenian community to use the word “genocide” in describing what happened at the hands of the Turks roughly a century ago. As a senator, and then as a presidential candidate, Barack […]

Armenians mark genocide remembrance day

Armenians mark genocide remembrance day

MK Eldad: Turkey can’t extort Israel not to recognize massacre since we have no relationship. Armenians in Jerusalem and around the world marked Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Tuesday with ceremonies commemorating Armenians in Turkey who were killed between 1915 and 1923. A remembrance service was held in the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the […]

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day: Confronting Denialism

During the Armenian genocide in 1915, an unknown number of young Armenians survived because they were adopted as daughters and sons of Muslim families. Many lived the rest of their lives with Turkish, Kurdish, or Arabic names and identities to escape the forced deportation and systematic murders of the Armenian population by the Ottoman Empire. […]

‘Your Demands are our Demands’: Turkish HR Group Sends Letters to Etchmiadzin, Antelias

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)–The Committee Against Racism and Discrimination of the Istanbul Branch of the Human Rights Association sent letters today to the Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin II and the Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I, expressing solidarity with their demands for truth and justice. The Armenian Weekly presents below the full texts of both letters. […]

‘Armenian Genocide’ Remarks Triggers Incident in Parliament

Remarks by an opposition lawmaker about Armenian community’s calls for recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, triggered an incident during the parliamentary session on April 24 involving a brief scuffle and exchange of insults between MPs. As part of routine statements, usually made by MPs during sessions on […]

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