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Fighting for Honor: Turkish scholar publishes accounts by Armenian Genocide survivors

Fighting for Honor: Turkish scholar publishes accounts by Armenian Genocide survivors PhotolureRageb Zarakolu By GAYANE MKRTCHYAN ArmeniaNow reporter A Turkish version of “The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey. Testimonies of Survivors”, a three-volume collection of archival documents covering the 1916-1917 period, has been published in one volume, in 1500 copies in Turkey by intellectual, human rights […]

What’s the Difference Between Mass Killing and Genocide?

What’s the Difference Between Mass Killing and Genocide? The ‘G-Word’ Shouldn’t Be Used Lightly GETTY IMAGES Aftermath of Genocide: In 1915, soldiers stand over skulls of victims from the Armenian village of Sheyxalan in the Mush valley. The Language of Crimes Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about “neo-Nazi” as a term for anti-Arab hooligans among Israel’s […]

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

A Long-Long Way Home… General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years The journey of the unique Manuscript of famous Armenian General Andranik is very similar to the journey of many Armenian survivors of the First Genocide of the XX century. Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian, a well-known member of the Armenian […]

Video explaining the “Forget-Me-Not” flower – symbol of the Armenian Genocide

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger It was the “crime without a name.” But Raphael Lemkin gave it utterance. “Genocide” was the word Lemkin coined in 1944, as Allied troops were just beginning to discover the death camps and mass graves left behind by retreating Nazi forces. […]

Pope Francis to Armenian Catholicos: Blood of martyrs is seed of unity

Pope Francis to Armenian Catholicos: Blood of martyrs is seed of unity 18:32 08.05.2014 Pope Francis received the Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II, on Thursday at the Vatican. The Catholicos is in Rome on a three-day visit that concludes on May 9. In remarks prepared for the occasion, Pope Francis recalled […]

Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London, 2014

Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London, 2014

WE CANNOT, WE WILL NOT FORGET THE 24TH OF APRIL 1915 Commemorative Evening of the Armenian Genocide in St. Yegishe Armenian Church in London 24th of April… A day that unites Armenians across the world regardless of political, social or cultural background, to remember 1.5million innocent lives lost in the first Genocide of the XX […]

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today                     Posted by: Thomas de Waal Thursday, April 24, 2014 2015 begins today. The statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the “Armenian Question” goes further than any other Turkish leader before him. Never before has a Turkish […]

There was no genocide – Turkey PM

There was no genocide – Turkey PM April 29, 2014 | 12:47 In an interview with the American PBS television, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan again denied the fact of the Armenian Genocide. Well-known PBS talk show host Charlie Rose asked Erdogan whether Turkey may recognize the Armenian Genocide, reported Intertnethaber website of Turkey. […]

Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide

Armenians Should Thank Erdogan for… NOT Recognizing the Genocide Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 | Posted by Harut Sassounian BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s statement on the ‘events of 1915’ released in nine languages last week was a major propaganda coup for Turkey, generating worldwide publicity. The announcement was so cleverly crafted that it fooled many […]

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins   1 / 1 German infantrymen attack through a cloud of poison gas. By the end of the war, both sides had employed various kinds of gas Getty   23-24 April 1915: The overnight arrest in Constantinople of hundreds of intellectuals […]

Director of Armenian Genocide Museum responds to Erdoghan’s statement

Director of Armenian Genocide Museum responds to Erdoghan’s statement 09:35 24.04.2014 0 Armenian Genocide, Turkey Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute has responded to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statemen.  The text of the statement is provided below: Sayın Başbakan, I am taken by surprise that after 99 years of the Genocide that […]

Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’ [full text of statement]

Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’ By Weekly Staff on April 23, 2014  ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement today “on the events of 1915,” a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Below is the full text of the statement, in English, as posted on the […]

BBC: Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings

23 April 2014 Last updated at 17:59 Turkey offers condolences to Armenia over WWI killings Turkey rejects the use of the term “genocide” to describe the 1915 mass killings of Armenians Continue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: Armenian genocide dispute Hollande plans new ‘genocide law’ Armenia country profile Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan […]

Robert Fisk: The 1915 Armenian genocide: Finding a fit testament to a timeless crime

Robert Fisk: The 1915 Armenian genocide: Finding a fit testament to a timeless crime

The 1915 Armenian genocide: Finding a fit testament to a timeless crime   Images of a genocide: Victims of the ‘Great Slaughter’   As the last survivors die out, academics must consider how best to create a lasting memorial to the 1.5 million who were murdered Robert Fisk Sunday 06 April 2014 The very last […]

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times, UK April 5 2014 Armenians in Syria flee for their lives Turkey is suspected of aiding the hardline rebels who have driven out Christians from their Syrian enclave Hala Jaber Latakia, Syria IT WAS just before 6am when Huvinar Khacherian was woken by the sound of shells raining down on the sleepy […]

Robert Fisk: As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams

Robert Fisk: As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams

Sunday 31 March 2014 As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams She was a child of the Great War, born on a faraway killing field of which we know little, one of the very last witnesses to the last century’s first genocide, […]

Hollande expected to announce new Genocide bill during Armenia visit

Hollande expected to announce new Genocide bill during Armenia visit   March 14, 2014 – 13:14 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – Preparations for French President Francois Hollande’s visit to Armenia in May were discussed during a meeting between Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius. At the March 13 meeting in Paris, the parties welcomed high level of […]

Istanbul to Host Conference on Armenian Genocide

Istanbul to Host Conference on Armenian Genocide By MassisPost Updated: March 14, 2014ISTANBUL — A Turkish civic group composed of journalists, lawyers and human rights activists is going to hold a conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.The event, entitled “One Minute to 2015”, is set to take place on March 16 […]

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine The Russkies are not going to be shaking in their boots at sanctions For some reason, our last century’s two world wars started rather far from home. I bet that most people in […]

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