Daily Archives: Friday, 22 June, 2012

Home at Last: An AYFer Visits Historic Armenia

Home at Last: An AYFer Visits Historic Armenia

When I was asked to accompany my father on a trip to Turkey, I was struck with conflicting feelings: Should I visit a place that was responsible for the massacres of my family, as well as many other Armenian families? Should I spend money in a place that took money and valuables from the people […]

Keghi Interrupted: Treasuring Moments in Manure

Keghi Interrupted: Treasuring Moments in Manure

  I took each step with caution, placing one foot in front of the other with the precision of a tightrope dancer. I carefully traced the edge of the crumbling wall, where the earth was dry. Just a few inches to my right was the stew of mud, manure, and urine that carpeted the interior […]

EBRD strategy for Armenia focuses on finance, infrastructure, agribusiness, energy

The FINANCIAL — Stable recovery from the crisis, fewer barriers to business, and more private sector participation: these were Armenia (9KB – SHTML)’s achievements in the last three years since the EBRD adopted its previous strategy for the country. Armenia held more transparent and competitive parliamentary elections in 2012, but continues to face challenges in […]

Postcard from Armenia: Shopping Like a Local, and “Shnorhakalutyun, France!”

Postcard from Armenia: Shopping Like a Local, and “Shnorhakalutyun, France!”

A man wearing khaki shorts and sunglasses was blocking my way. In the cramped space between the meat deli and the shelves of neatly stacked lavash, or soft paper-thin layers of fresh bread, my half-full shopping cart and I came to an abrupt halt. A woman next to the khaki-clad man was arguing with a […]

Turkey to drop sanctions on France over Armenia

ANKARA — Turkey on Thursday praised the positive attitude adopted by the new French president toward relations with Ankara, saying that sanctions imposed on Paris would no longer be implemented. “Sanctions will drop from the agenda thanks to this new stance adopted by France,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a televised interview, adding […]

Why is there Interest in the Criminal Investigation of Former Foreign Minister Oskanian?

As the news of the criminal investigation of former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian of Armenia broke out last week, a floodgate of news and analysis inundated the electronic and print media in Armenia and the Diaspora. Nearly ten days after the initial media frenzy, the widespread public and media interest in the issue is still […]

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