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Special Service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, remembers the lives of the Armenian martyrs of 1915

Special Service at Westminster Abbey in the presence of HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, remembers the lives of the Armenian martyrs of 1915

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, His Excellency Serzh Sargsyan, the President of the Republic of Armenia and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, attended a Special Service to celebrate the lives of the newly-sainted Armenian Martyrs of 1915 at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 28th October 2015.   In […]

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths   Below: Armenians at the Marash army barracks awaiting execution. Above: the Ottoman governor, Haydar Pasha, and soldiers, April 1915. Photograph: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Ian Black […]

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland   Sisters laid red tulips near eternal flame of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in capital Yerevan  Khloe looked emotional as they spent about 10 minutes […]

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis Sunday 5 April 2015 Robert Fisk A hundred years on from the Armenian genocide, and a Christian minority is again suffering One summer’s day in 1990, I walked into a beautiful Crusader chapel in Keserwan, a gentle mountainside north of Beirut, where an […]

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles

March 10, 2015 Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles – Armradio – Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, addressed a letter to Prince Charles after the news was revealed that […]

International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus

March 10, 2015 International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus – The international conference organized by the International Scientific Council for the study of the Armenian Genocide (CSI) “Genocide of […]

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION Brussels, Belgium  —  On 3 March, 2015, Europe’s largest political party organization, the European People’s Party (EPP) unanimously approved and adopted a resolution titled “The Armenian Genocide and European Values.” The resolution condemns the genocidal acts against the Armenian people and appeals to the EU and Council of Europe Member […]

Artsakh and Its Future

Artsakh and Its Future On The 22nd of February Mr. David Ishkanyan, guest speaker from Artsakh, gave lecture on the Liberation Movement in Artsakh and the ARF at Navasartian Hall in London. The lecture was organised by ARF London, packed with members of the Armenian Community, attended by the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in […]

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church

Pope Francis declares Armenian saint Doctor of the Church St. Gregory of Narek 23/02/2015 11:31 (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has declared Armenian poet and monk, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church.  Meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints on Saturday ahead of his departure […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’ Geoffrey Robertson In 1915 Britain was determined to expose the Armenian genocide, so why have we since downgraded it to a ‘tragedy’? Armenians mark the anniversary of the massacre of their people, in 2014. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images Friday 23 January 2015 14.00 GMT […]

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