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Gallipoli commemorations cancelled due to lack of international interest

Gallipoli commemorations cancelled due to lack of international interest The Gallipoli Peninsula, where one of the most famous battles of World War I, the Battle of Gallipoli, took place, is seen in this file photo. (Photo: DHA) February 21, 2015, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ LAMİYA ADİLGIZI / ISTANBUL Centennial commemorations of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War […]

Amal Clooney: Turkey’s PR Nightmare

Amal Clooney: Turkey’s PR Nightmare By William Bairamian on Jan 28, 2015 Armenia, Nation, News Desk Amal Clooney is representing Armenia in the case of Perincek v. Switzerland, where Turkish citizen Dogu Perincek, a member of a group called the Talaat Pasha Committee, is accused of denying the Armenian Genocide at a conference in Switzerland by […]

Armenian-Turkish Solidarity Against Hatred: The Perincek Case before the European Court

Armenian-Turkish Solidarity Against Hatred: The Perincek Case before the European Court Շաբաթ, 24 հունվար, 2015 – 13:06 | Սիվիլնեթ Բաժիններ` Istanbul, OՐԱԿԱՐԳ, REPORTS IN ENGLISH, ԱՇԽԱՐՀ, ԹՈՒՐՔԻԱ, ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆ, ՀԱՍԱՐԱԿՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ, ՀԱՐԵՎԱՆՆԵՐ, ՔԱՂԱՔԱԿԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ Payam Akhavan, Professor of International Law Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Visiting Fellow […]

So how old is the Armenian Civilization, Doctor?

So how old is the Armenian Civilization, Doctor? On Saturday the 31st of January renowned historian Dr. Artak  Movsisyan gave a three-hour long presentation, in fact 2 for 1! The first one covered 5000 years of Armenian history and second one spread some light on Armenian pre-Christian writings, followed by projection of his documentary film […]

Amal Clooney’s latest case: Why Turkey won’t talk about the Armenian genocide

Amal Clooney’s latest case: Why Turkey won’t talk about the Armenian genocide The human rights lawyer represents Armenia in the ECHR – but what happened in 1915 when up to 1.5m Armenians were killed, and why do Turks deny it was a genocide?   9K 539 4 13 9K Email A picture released by the […]

Amal Clooney accuses Turkey of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian genocide trial

Amal Clooney accuses Turkey of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian genocide trial The human rights lawyer, representing Armenia, criticised Turkey’s double standards on freedom of expression Amal Clooney accused Turkey of hypocrisy during a hearing at Strasbourg court’s 17-member Grand Chamber  Photo: ECHR By Bruno Waterfield, Strasbourg and Raziye Akkoc   12:03PM GMT 28 […]

A poem by Hambardzum Boghosian – Amrakhoor Vart’

Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson Webcast at ECHR

Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson Webcast at ECHR   Perinçek v. Switzerland (no. 27510/08)   Please click below: http://www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=hearings&w=2751008_28012015&language=en&c=&py=2015

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: We must stop denying the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey a century ago

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: We must stop denying the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey a century ago By Raffi Sarkissian January 27, 2015 09:19 GMT A picture released by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute dated 1915 shows soldiers standing over skulls of victims from the Armenian village of Sheyxalan in the Mush valley, on the Caucasus […]

The Sunday Times (London), UK: As you reflect on Nazi horrors, remember an earlier holocaust

The Sunday Times (London), UK January 25, 2015 Sunday As you reflect on Nazi horrors, remember an earlier holocaust by DOMINIC LAWSON Among the evidence brought by prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal was an account of a speech Adolf Hitler gave in Obersalzburg to his generals on the eve of the invasion of […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide

Photograph by Paul Salopek Eight-hundred-year-old laments: a church fresco in the proto-Armenian capital of Ani, Turkey.   What We Talk About When We Talk About Genocide   by Paul Salopek   Ani, Turkey 40°30’41” N, 43°34’06” E   “It was a—how do you call it in English?—a genocide? Yes? It was a genocide,” says Murat […]

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth   “The struggle of 5000 people on Musa-Dagh had so fascinated me, that I wished to aid the Armenian people by writing about it and bringing it to the world”. Franz Werfel, German writer and historian Los-Angeles based historian and […]

AGCC-WUSA announces Armenian Genocide commemoration events

AGCC-WUSA announces Armenian Genocide commemoration events January 16, 2015 – 10:13 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Western United States (AGCC-WUSA) during a press conference it hosted on Wednesday, Jan 14, announced five major events its body is organizing in Los Angeles to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide […]

Banned from entering ‘open’ archive

Banned from entering ‘open’ archive 12.31.2014 18:23 NEWS Mehmet Uluışık’s story clearly disproves the official claim that ‘archives in Turkey are open to everyone’. According to Uluışık, who has been banned from entering Turkey because of his research on the Armenian and Circassian Genocides in archives, even if this ban were to be lifted, he […]

Hamparian: Particularly Vicious

Hamparian: Particularly Vicious By Aram Hamparian on January 12, 2015 in Headline, Opinion As we pivot toward reparations and make progress within Turkey itself, we will—as Armenians—be lectured without end about our responsibility to meet Turkey half-way on the Armenian Genocide, to accept the patently false and immoral premise that the truth lies somewhere between two […]

OBITUARY: VAHAN HOVANESIAN

OBITUARY: VAHAN HOVANESIAN

VAHAN HOVANESIAN 1956 – 2014 Vahan Hovanesian, a long-time ARF Bureau member and most recently, Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany passed away on Sunday 28th December after a long illness. Vahan Hovanesian was born on August 16, 1956 in Yerevan. He graduated with degrees in history and archaeology from the Moscow Pedagogical Institute in 1978 and […]

Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School

Investing in Our Children’s Future is Investing in Their Armenian School   “Where Are We Coming from, What Are We, Where Are We Going?” (the title of the famous canvas by French Post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin) K.Tahta Armenian Community Sunday School of London held its Annual Christmas Party last Sunday for their youngest pupils in Acton, […]

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre Professor emeritus Richard Hovannisian presented his latest book on Armenian Communities in Asia Minor in London on the 29th November 2014. The evening was organised by Hamazkayin London Chapter. I would vigorously recommend Armenians of any age, political or social background, who has not attended Prof. Richard […]

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces

3,000-year-old Settlement in Eastern Turkey reveals Armenian Traces November 27, 2014 Largest archaeological settlement of Tunceli province was discovered bearing Armenian writing on ancient stones The discovery of a large 3000 year old archaeological settlement in Eastern Turkey has been widely reported in Turkish media, last year. The news has reached international audiences through the English translations from sources such as the Worldbulletin. […]

The boy king of chess: Prodigy from Boston becomes America’s youngest ever Grandmaster aged 13 years and 10 months

The boy king of chess: Prodigy from Boston becomes America’s youngest ever Grandmaster aged 13 years and 10 months Samuel Sevian pushed his World Chess Federation rating past 2,500 points Previous record for the youngest US Grandmaster was held by Ray Robson He took the title just before he turned 15 – over a year […]

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