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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 […]

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 […]

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’ CHRISTIANITY, NATIONAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2014 11:18 AM ________________________________ Major Exhibit Issued by ANI, AGMA, and Assembly Available Online WASHINGTON — The Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) jointly, and in cooperation with the Mother See of […]

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe   09:38 16/10/2013 In his opening remarks at the 3rd Conference of European Armenians, organized by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (ANC of Europe) and held at the European Parliament, His Holiness Aram I urged Turkey to “return Armenian churches to their […]

Skulls and Bones Exposed in Mass Grave Near Van

Skulls and Bones Exposed in Mass Grave Near Van   Skulls and bones, possibly from the Armenian genocide, protrude from the soil. VAN, Turkey (Armenian Weekly)—Skulls and bones, possibly from the Armenian Genocide, protrude from the soil near a school in the district of Westan in Van, according to a newspaper report. The pro-Kurdish Ozgur […]

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia by Vahé Peroomian GLENDALE— Vahé Peroomian’s recently published e-book, A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia is a 220-page collection of 12 sweeping photo essays chronicling Peroomian’s travels and experiences in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from 2004 to 2011, during […]

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered   September 20, 2013 – 12:48 AMT   PanARMENIAN.Net – The renowned ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar has been discovered near the village of Chukurayva, 5 kms south-east of the fortified town of Kechror, modern-day Turkey (the old Gabeghiank district, Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia), peopleofar.wordpress.com says. What remains […]

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th   Baskin Oran [A satirical article written by BASKIN ORAN as a response to the President of ASIMDER (The Association Against International Unfounded Armenian Allegations) which claimed that Sourp Khatch Church on Akhtamar Island was not Armenian but was Turkish and had been built by Pecheneq […]

The Case for Helping Syria’s Children—One Hundred Years Ago

The Case for Helping Syria’s Children—One Hundred Years Ago Images from a century ago, advocating for American aid to children in Syria and Turkey after they became victims of genocide Emma Green Aug 30 2013, 12:12 PM ET 0 A 1917 poster created by the American Committee for Relief in the Near East asking for $30 […]

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri LONDON – COMBINED SOURCES (23 August, 2013): The British Ambassador in Turkey paid an unofficial visit to the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Kayseri (Caeserea / Gesarya). Built in 1856, St Gregory is the only Armenian church in Anatolia where liturgical services […]

Turkey’s Armenian Ghosts

For many years in Turkey, conversations became awkward if they turned to defining what used to be called the “events of 1915”. Basically, I had read one set of history books, which discussed the genocidal deaths of 1-1.5 million Armenians who died in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War deportations. Most Turks had […]

In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

Chris Bohjalian is the author of 16 books. His new novel, “The Light in the Ruins,” comes out on July 9. A woman I met last month in southeastern Turkey is going to die, probably sometime soon. Asiya’s death will not be covered by any news service, and for all but a few people in […]

Of Ruins and Renovations: Documenting Cultural Destruction in Turkey

Of Ruins and Renovations: Documenting Cultural Destruction in Turkey

I recently returned from my fourth trip to Western Armenia in the last 18 months. These journeys are emotionally draining. I am not sure I could make these trips alone; it is critical to have good people, good friends, with you. Fortunately, that was the case for me again this time. There are several reasons […]

Armenia’s survivors

Armenia’s survivors

In northeastern Turkey stand the ruins of what was once one of the world’s largest and most imposing cities. In the Middle Ages, Ani was the “City of 1,001 Churches,” the capital of Armenia’s mighty Bagratuni dynasty which held off both the Christian Byzantine Empire and the Arab Caliphate. The Bagratid kingdom is long gone, […]

The Whisper of Silent Stones

The Whisper of Silent Stones

Two years ago, when I decided to visit Turkey to do some research for my upcoming novel, people couldn’t wait to give me tips on what to see and do. They would inevitably describe the splendor of Istanbul’s many wonders, or the beauty of the Aegean coast. I would listen politely before informing them that […]

A Cathedral on the Verge of Collapse: The Campaign to Save Mren

A Cathedral on the Verge of Collapse: The Campaign to Save Mren

An Interview with Dr. Christina Maranci Medford, Mass. — Dr. Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Associate Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., has issued a call to save the 7th century Mren Cathedral of Western Armenia, located in the Kars region of present-day Turkey. Prof. […]

Անիի մշակութային ժառանգություն. հայ մասնագետները ցանկանում են մասնակցել հայոց հին մայրաքաղաքի վերականգնմանը

Անիի մշակութային ժառանգություն. հայ մասնագետները ցանկանում են մասնակցել հայոց հին մայրաքաղաքի վերականգնմանը

Թուրքիայում գտնվող Հայաստանի հնագույն ու ամենագեղեցիկ մայրաքաղաք Անիում վերականգնման աշխատանքների առաջին փուլն ավարտված է, սակայն չորս եկեղեցիների վերանորոգման եռամյա ծրագրին հայ մասնագետների մասնակցության հարցը դեռևս լուծված չէ: Արդեն մի քանի տարի է` թուրքական մամուլը թմբկահարում է, թե Թուրքիայի կառավարությունը հսկայական գումարներ է ներդնելու միջնադարյան Անի քաղաքը վերականգնելու համար: Սակայն միայն այս տարվա օգոստոսին սկսվեցին աշխատանքները, […]

An Odar’s Pilgrimage to Historic Armenia

An Odar’s Pilgrimage to Historic Armenia

I’d heard about historic Armenia for years. I learned about it from the stories of friends whose grandparents were born there. I saw it in the paintings of Saryan. I sang about it in songs like “Giligia” and “Akh Vaspurakan.” I peered into it from the buffer zone on the Armenian side of the border […]

Akhtamar: A Photographic Journey

Akhtamar: A Photographic Journey

The Armenian Weekly features below a series of photographs from the Sourp Khatch (Holy Cross) Church on Akhtamar Island in Van, taken by the Weekly Editor during a recent trip to the area. Click here for more articles and photographs from the Editor’s trips to historic Armenia.

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