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‘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 […]

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East The Prince of Wales visited Armenian Church in London today Charles addressed issues facing Christians in the Middle East  He said Christianity is being ‘grotesquely and barbarously assaulted’ By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 16:45, 19 […]

British Friends of Artsakh – 360 Panel Discussion in London

Artsakh 360 Panel Discussion in London AYF London Branch organised an evening on Artsakh at one of the Halls of Westminster University in Central London on October 17, 2014. Among the guest speakers were Baroness Caroline Cox, MP Stephen Pound and others. Reports Hasmik Harutunyan from London. AYF’s London branch chaired an informative and open […]

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims Obama’s air strikes on Isis in northern Iraq are hypocritical, and a sense of déjà vu is understandable He wouldn’t bomb Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s bloody caliphate when it was butchering the majority Shia Muslims of Iraq. But Barak Obama is riding […]

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab 16:10 15.04.2014 0 Kessab, Syria, Turkey Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kassab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told The Telegraph. In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to […]

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku March 5, 2014 – 15:35 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – British ambassador to Azerbaijan drew parallels between the Karabakh conflict and Scotland’s intention to secede from the United Kingdom. As Irfan Siddiq stated at the Khazar University in Baku, “what’s happening in Britain is quite interesting. Some people in Scotland are unwilling […]

Akcam receives MESA’s Prestigious Hourani Book Prize for a book on Armenian Genocide

Akcam receives MESA’s Prestigious Hourani Book Prize for a book on Armenian Genocide   Historian Taner Akcam received the Middle East Studies Association’s (MESA) 2013 Hourani Book Prize for his book The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian Weekly reports. MESA’s statement reads: “We award the […]

“The Times of the Armenian Genocide: Reports in the British Press, 1914-1923” book is published

“The Times of the Armenian Genocide: Reports in the British Press, 1914-1923” book is published

“The Times of the Armenian Genocide: Reports in the British Press, 1914-1923” book is published   11.Oct.2013 – 12:59   Katia Minas Peltekian announces the publication of a two-volume book entitled “The Times of the Armenian Genocide: Reports in the British Press, 1914-1923”. The two-volumes compile over one thousand items collected from British newspapers between […]

Union of Armenians of Israel launched census of Armenian population

Union of Armenians of Israel launched census of Armenian population   October 10, 2013 – 14:00 AMT   PanARMENIAN.Net – The Union of Armenians of Israel Ararat launched a census of the country’s Armenian population. The census aims at further unification of the Armenian community, with data collected not to be published. “Armenian communities worldwide […]

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

The Washington Post: Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide   “For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent. Severely damaged during the 1915 massacre and deportation of local Christians, it stood roofless and […]

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 […]

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide Gil Shefler | Oct 3, 2013 | DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (RNS) For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy black basalt bricks — were silent. Severely damaged during the 1915 massacre and deportation […]

The Arab Spring and the Armenian Winter

The Arab Spring and the Armenian Winter   EDITORIAL | AUGUST 29, 2013 11:00 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian The political turmoil artificially created in the Arab and Muslim world has come to be named euphemistically as the Arab Spring, as if promising a better future for the citizens of that region. Instead, political instability, […]

Armenian culture in Turkey: From the ashes

Armenian culture in Turkey: From the ashes

Armenian culture in Turkey From the ashes Turkish Armenians are beginning to celebrate—and commemorate—their past   Just like new     Aug 24th 2013 | DIYARBAKIR |From the print edition A DAINTY silver slipper, a hand-engraved copper bowl. Silva Ozyerli, an ethnic Armenian, runs a loving finger over these and other family treasures strewn across […]

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 […]

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations Al-Bawabah News, Egypt Aug 17 2013 By Karam Saeed In an unprecedented move, Cairo has announced the signing of the Convention which condemns the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks (the Ottoman Empire) on April 24, 1915. This action from official […]

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 […]

Armenia’s Molokan Christians

Armenia’s Molokan Christians

Molokans are a Christian sect who split from the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 16th century. The sect’s name, derived from the Russian for milk, refers to their refusal to give up milk and meat on the fast days dictated by the Orthodox clergy. Because of their doctrinal differences, Molokan believers were exiled in […]

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