Daily Archives: Wednesday, 3 October, 2012

Istanbul-Armenian Artist: “There is no cultural diversity in Turkey”

Istanbul-Armenian Artist: “There is no cultural diversity in Turkey”

Aret Geçer , an Armenian artist based in Istanbul, doesn’t let just anybody enter his studio. The reason for the secrecy is his series of works regarding Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan, the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, now incapacitated due to degenerative dementia. Only several of the numerous works are ready to be exhibited. Aret says […]

Oskanian: Politically, Georgia is another 10 steps ahead of us

Oskanian: Politically, Georgia is another 10 steps ahead of us

Armenia’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) MP Vartan Oskanian made a remarkable entry on his Facebook account after the parliamentary majority voted to strip him of his parliamentary immunity and allow his prosecution on embezzlement charges. Oskanian noted that the ruling party lacked the courage to allow a parliament that would […]

Syrian Conflict Taking Toll on Turkey’s Last Armenian Village

Syrian Conflict Taking Toll on Turkey’s Last Armenian Village

I am in Vakifli village, the last Armenian village in Turkey’s Hatay province, Samandag township, near the Syrian border. Vakifli is on the slopes of the Musa Mountain. Over time this village became a neighborhood of Samandag. We climb up to reach Vakifli village, which is a couple of kilometers away from [Samandag] town center. […]

Supreme Court tiptoes into legality of California’s Armenian-genocide law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday invited the Obama administration to wade into a potential diplomatic controversy by seeking its views on a controversial California law that helps Armenian victims of mass killings a century ago, and their heirs, seek long-lost life insurance claims. The invitation doesn’t necessarily mean that the court will take […]

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