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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 […]

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 […]

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons   On the evening of Monday 23rd March 2015, Mr Stephen Pound (Labour), the Member of Parliament for Ealing North, secured a Debate in the House of Commons on the Armenian Genocide. During the course of the Debate, Mr Pound provided […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

‘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 […]

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust Monday 19 January 2015 As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked   When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate […]

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 […]

Amal Clooney takes on Armenia genocide case in European court

Amal Clooney takes on Armenia genocide case in European court Amal Clooney to take on next high profile case after Elgin Marbles – the denial of the Armenian genocide by Turks in 1915 8K 339 0 3 8K Email Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP By Nick Squires, Rome 7:24PM GMT 12 Jan 2015 After weighing […]

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 […]

Bolivia Unanimously Approved a Resolution on the Armenian Genocide

Bolivia Unanimously Approved a Resolution on the Armenian Genocide 29.11.14 On Wednesday 26 November, the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia unanimously passed a resolution in solidarity with the claims of the Armenian people and condemning “all denialist policy regarding the genocide and crimes against humanity suffered by the Armenian nation.” Speaking to Prensa Armenia, Senator Zonia Guardia Melgar, acting chairperson […]

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria Robert Fisk Qamishli In the most savage act of vandalism against Syria’s […]

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 […]

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