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Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause Dr. Robert Fisk and Mr. Raphael Grigorian of SOAS UCL’s Armenian Societies and Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee (AGCCC) UK jointly organised an enlightening evening with best-selling author and journalist Dr. Robert Fisk on Monday the 8th of June 2015. The presentation entitled The Armenian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Landing Diyarbakır Airport on the Basmacıyans’ land

Landing Diyarbakır Airport on the Basmacıyans’ land Uygar Gültekin 12.31.2014 18:18 NEWS Zuart Sudjian wages formidable legal battle for the return of land that belongs to her family, unlawfully seized by the State and site of Diyarbakır Airport today Zuart Sudjian is an Armenian who resides in the US, and whose family origins go back […]

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 […]

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. […]

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