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Late President Turgut Özal worked to solve ‘Armenian genocide’ dispute

Late President Turgut Özal worked to solve ‘Armenian genocide’ dispute

With 19 years having passed since the death of former President Turgut Özal, known for his reformist policies, which paved the way for a more democratic and liberal Turkey, his close friends and aides shed light on Özal’s approach on the Armenian issue and said the former president was ready to compromise with Armenians to […]

Commentary: The Skeletons Are Dancing…

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night agitated by a nightmare where I see a million-and-a-half skeletons dancing restlessly and seeking a peaceful place to rest. An entire nation was doomed to extermination and believed to have been buried in 1915. But the skeletons are still dancing and they are still seek- […]

Turkey’s EU Minister, Judge Giovanni Bonello and the Armenian Genocide – ‘Claim about Malta Trials is nonsense’

Judge Giovanni Bonello rubbished the claim made by Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister, Egemen Bagis, that his country was acquitted of the responsibility of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, because no such trial ever took place in Malta. Though the Turkish Minister was right saying that over 100 Turks were deported to Malta by the British […]

Armenian genocide should be recognized

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Next Tuesday marks the 97th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by the Turkish government, a fact that the Turks to this day deny. Armenians all over the world commemorate this great tragedy on April 24, because it was on that day in 1915 when 300 Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals […]

Sarkisian Vows Greater Efforts At Genocide Recognition

Sarkisian Vows Greater Efforts At Genocide Recognition

Armenia will step up efforts to achieve greater international recognition of the 1915 Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey as genocide as it prepares to mark their 100th anniversary, President Serzh Sarkisian said on Thursday. “In advance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide we will redouble our efforts at its international recognition and condemnation,” […]

Turkey acquitted of the Armenian genocide in Malta – Turkish foreign minister

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis denied claims that his country was responsible for the Armenian genocide of 1915, citing a court ruling in Malta dating back to 1919 which, according to him, acquitted some 120 people who had been exiled here to face charges stemming from this atrocious event in modern history. In a […]

Israeli Minister Makes Rare Trip To Armenia

Israel’s Agriculture Minister Orit Noked laid a wreath at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on Monday during what was a rare visit to Armenia by an Israeli cabinet member. Noked arrived in Yerevan to discuss ways of promoting cooperation between the agricultural sectors of the two countries. Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian and Agriculture Minister […]

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Busra Cetin is an exchange student from Antalya, Turkey. She sat with 250 students inside an auditorium at Chelmsford High School, perhaps squirming a bit while listening to Weekly editor and doctoral candidate Khatchig Mouradian talk about denial of the Armenian Genocide. The more she listened, the more she heard. “It’s good to hear […]

Commentary: Armenian Genocide in Progress

Why is the Armenian Genocide relevant today, after 97 years? This question is asked often by non-Armenians and sometimes even by Armenians themselves. Therefore, we need a broader definition of that act of ethnic cleansing that befell the Armenian nation in order to understand its relevance today. First of all, the Genocide is not an […]

Armenian genocide memorial to put Georgia between rock and hard place

The Armenian Diaspora in Tbilisi has asked City Hall to erect a memorial to their genocide at the hands of the Turks in the early 20th century. Georgian officials have not yet responded to the demand, but it is clear that if they build the monument it will cause a significant amount of discontent among […]

Filmmakers Wants to Raise $24,000 in 24 Days for Armenian Genocide Film

The filmmakers behind a new documentary film (Back to Gürün) about the Armenian Genocide have just launched a campaign on the fundraising website Indiegogo.com to “Raise24K in 24Days” in April to finance its completion. Back to Gürün, directed by Adrineh Gregorian, was the Directors Across Borders award-winning project at the 2011 Golden Apricot International Film […]

Swiss drop probe into Turkish minister genocide comments

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors will drop a criminal probe against Turkey’s EU affairs minister, instigated after he denied Ottoman Turks committed genocide against Armenians nearly 100 years ago, because he is protected by diplomatic immunity. Zurich prosecutors began investigating minister Egemen Bagis after comments he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos in […]

Shoah Foundation to archive testimonies from Armenian Genocide survivors

Shoah Foundation to archive testimonies from Armenian Genocide survivors

The question would forever link one crime against humanity to another. “Our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy,” Adolf Hitler said in his 1939 speech to justify his proposed invasion of Poland. “Only thus shall we gain the living space which we need. Who, […]

Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

JERUSALEM. – The key figures of the Israeli Knesset support the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the representative of the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem Hakob Sevan told at a press conference on Friday. As Sevan informed, currently the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem conducts works towards discussions on the Armenian […]

Armenian genocide survivors in Queens tell their harrowing stories

Armenian genocide survivors in Queens tell their harrowing stories

Some of the last remaining witnesses of the Armenian genocide gathered to tell their stories recently at the New York Armenian Home in Flushing, where four of less than an estimated 50 remaining survivors in the U.S. reside. “We want to put a human face on the Armenian genocide, to show that real people are […]

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

In her first book, “Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity”, author Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian suggests that in addition to the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust and subsequent genocides, these tragic events should be forever remembered in the annals of history. Despite this dark period, we can be inspired in knowing that one can still find […]

Clinton Should Resign for Making Offensive Remarks

How many times can Secretary of State Hillary Clinton break her pledge and make insulting remarks on the Armenian Genocide before she is called a liar and forced to resign? Armenian Americans are fed up with Clinton and her boss Barack Obama, who also has not kept his promises on the Armenian Genocide. And the […]

Diary of a Norwegian missionary another evidence of the Armenian Genocide

Diary of a Norwegian missionary another evidence of the Armenian Genocide

The diary of a Norvegian missionary, witness of the Armenian Genocide, was found in the attic of his grandchild. It will soon be brought to Armenia and will be kept in the Armenian Genocide-Museum, AGMI Director Hayk Demoyan said during a discussion at a Glendale Public Library. He is holding meetings with representtaives of the […]

Clinton Clarifies Remarks on Armenian Genocide, Does Not Use ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clarified, this week, com- ments she made on the Armenian Genocide during a Town Hall meeting on January 26. Writing in response to the Armenian Assembly’s letter to President Barack Obama, Clinton invoked Obama’s state- ment from last April, which “memorialized the 1.5 million Armenians who, in […]

Sarkozy Asks Government to Prepare New Law on Denial

PARIS, France (A.W.)—French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the government to prepare a new law criminalizing genocide denial. The call came less than an hour after the French Constitutional Council issued a statement announcing its ruling of the Jan. 23 bill—aimed at penalizing the denial of genocides—unconstitutional, arguing that it would curb freedom of speech. […]

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