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ANC UK Press Release on Kessab

    ANC UK Press Release on Kessab.     PRESS RELEASE   2nd April 2014   Hostile offensive against Armenian population in Kessab, Syria facilitated by Ankara   London, United Kingdom      On Friday March 21st the village of Kessab, a historically Christian Armenian region in Syria which borders Turkey, was the object […]

ANC UK meets FCO officials

ANC UK meets FCO officials   PRESS RELEASE   4th April 2014   ANC UK meets FCO officials London, United Kingdom    The Armenian National Committee of the United Kingdom met with Foreign & Commonwealth Office officials to discuss the situation in Kessab. ANC UK conveyed to the officials their concerns on the:   – […]

Robert Fisk: As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams

Robert Fisk: As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams

Sunday 31 March 2014 As the centenary of the First World War Armenian Genocide nears, a survivor describes how she still hears the screams She was a child of the Great War, born on a faraway killing field of which we know little, one of the very last witnesses to the last century’s first genocide, […]

YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war

YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war Published time: March 28, 2014 12:52 Get short URL Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP Photo / Adem Altan) “I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt […]

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks   13:54 29.03.2014 0   Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Michael Grimm (R-NY), Armenian Genocide Resolution Lead Sponsors David Valadao (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and James […]

Istanbul to Host Conference on Armenian Genocide

Istanbul to Host Conference on Armenian Genocide By MassisPost Updated: March 14, 2014ISTANBUL — A Turkish civic group composed of journalists, lawyers and human rights activists is going to hold a conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.The event, entitled “One Minute to 2015”, is set to take place on March 16 […]

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine The Russkies are not going to be shaking in their boots at sanctions For some reason, our last century’s two world wars started rather far from home. I bet that most people in […]

An Armenian craftsman reviving a long-forgotten Ottoman art

An Armenian craftsman reviving a long-forgotten Ottoman art   Hrach Arslanyan is an artist and instructor of Armenian descent who is engaged in reviving “murassa,” a traditional Ottoman art that was forgotten for almost five centuries, Today’s Zaman reports. Murassa is an art which involves the decoration of metal objects with precious stones. Arslanyan focuses […]

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer Anti-Armenian demonstrators march holding banner praising Dink murderer ISTANBUL—Anti-Armenian demonstrators on Sunday carried a banner praising Hrant Dink’s murderer Ogum Samsat as they marched to highlight the events in Khojaly, which the Azeri propaganda machine uses to incite hatred toward Armenians, the Agos newspaper reported. “Hooray for Ogun […]

Armenian Genocide conference to feature Robert Fisk

Armenian Genocide conference to feature Robert Fisk The Patrons of the Ararat Eskijian Museum present a unique conference titled “Honoring Those Who Helped Rescue a Generation of Armenian Survivors (1915-1930).” The conference will feature special guest speaker and seven-time International Journalist of the year, Robert Fisk from The Independent newspaper, gagrule.net reports. Mr. Fisk is the […]

British lawyer writes book about Armenian Genocide

British lawyer writes book about Armenian Genocide

British lawyer writes book about Armenian Genocide 12:38, 17 February, 2014 YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 17, ARMENPRESS: The Armenian National Committee of Great Britain will publish the book on the Armenian Genocide written by the Advisor to the Queen of the Great Britain, Professor Geoffrey Robertson, where he criticizes the denial policy of Great Britain. The Head […]

Czech President Says Ottoman Mass Killings Constitute ‘Genocide

Czech President Says Ottoman Mass Killings Constitute ‘Genocide Armenian Genocide, International News, News | February 13, 2014 1:20 pm PRAGUE (RFE/RL and Armenpress) — Czech President Milos Zeman said this week that the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey amounted to “genocide.” “Next year it will be 100 years since the genocide of the […]

Expert: French president’s statement a “slap against Turkey”

Expert: French president’s statement a “slap against Turkey”     By Siranuysh Gevorgyan ArmeniaNow reporter An Armenia-based expert in Turkish studies says French President François Hollande’s statement on the Armenian Genocide is a “French slap against Turkey”. Expert Andranik Ispiryans says before Hollande’s visit to Turkey the authorities of that country had made optimistic predictions, […]

Merkel Scolds Erdogan over Genocide Denial

Merkel Scolds Erdogan over Genocide Denial Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin this week BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel scolded Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide and urged the Turkish leader to “face its history,” reported the Turkish-language version of Hurriyet on Thursday. Erdogan, […]

Hollande Urges Ankara to ‘Reconcile’ with History

Hollande Urges Ankara to ‘Reconcile’ with History   French President Fracois Hollande (left) with Turkish President Abdullah Gul   ANKARA—French President Francois Hollande, during what is being billed as an historical trip to Turkey, urged Ankara to “reconcile” with its own history and reaffirmed France’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide, reported Le Monde.During a joint […]

First world war: memories of the last survivors

First world war: memories of the last survivors

Le Monde/The Guardian First world war: memories of the last survivors In a special project with four other Europa newspapers, we talk to some of the few who still recall those momentous events Guillaume Perrier, Steven Morris, Anna Günther, Carlo Bologna and Wojciech Bielawa The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014 18.15 GMT   [Ovsanna Kaloustian […]

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder ISTANBUL The crowd marched to the front of Armenian weekly Agos, where Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight by a 17-year-old ultranationalist in 2007. DHA Photo Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to mark the seventh anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist […]

Turkish, Armenian actors break longest handshake record

Turkish, Armenian actors break longest handshake record TBILISI December/09/2013 Barış and Hajinyan’s handshake beat the previous record by 25 minutes, which was set in New York in 2011.   A Turkish and an Armenian actor completed the longest-ever handshake on Dec. 8 in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in an act designed to foster peace […]

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Turkey looks to step up its efforts to normalize ties with Armenia as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu plans to test the waters on the Armenian side in a planned visit to Yerevan December/07/2013 Armenain President Serg Sargisian (L) and Azerbaijani President İlham […]

Genocide deniers and their cronies

Genocide deniers and their cronies The campaign for Australian recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has intensified and the issue has reached the Australian mainstream like never before. “The clearance of race from Asia Minor was about as complete as such an act could be…There is no reason to doubt that this crime […]

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