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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two Faces of Turkey: Veneer of Gentility Masking Ruthlessness

Two Faces of Turkey: Veneer of Gentility Masking Ruthlessness

When Turkey’s Foreign Minister met secretly with a group of Armenians in Washington last month, he wooed them with his sly smile and sugar-coated words. This was the fake facade […]

Revisiting the Turkification of Confiscated Armenian Assets

Revisiting the Turkification of Confiscated Armenian Assets

If one person murders another, then takes over that murdered person’s property and possessions, he would be living off the proceeds of his crime. Once authorities discover his crime, he […]

Armenia: Symbols of Status, Culture in Crisis

With the fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of an independent Armenian Republic, the tectonic landscape of Armenia, culturally, economically, socially, and of course political, has drastically shifted. […]

Israeli Minister Makes Rare Trip To Armenia

Israel’s Agriculture Minister Orit Noked laid a wreath at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on Monday during what was a rare visit to Armenia by an Israeli cabinet member. […]

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

Chelmsford Students Come to Grips with Genocide

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Busra Cetin is an exchange student from Antalya, Turkey. She sat with 250 students inside an auditorium at Chelmsford High School, perhaps squirming a bit while listening to Weekly […]

Travels in Turkey’s northeast neighbor: Armenia

A photograph of Mt. Ararat taken from the north became a part of the mystique which grew up around the notorious British double-agent and “Cambridge spy” Kim Philby. During the […]

Loving, and Maybe Exploiting, Armenia

Loving, and Maybe Exploiting, Armenia

Braden King’s ‘Here’ Raises Questions of Philosophy There are vistas in Braden King’s metaphysical road movie, “Here,” that are so beautiful you want to step through the screen and disappear […]

Artsakh Minister of Defense: “Our response to Azeri ceasefire violations is punishing”

Artsakh Minister of Defense: “Our response to Azeri ceasefire violations is punishing”

Fourteen journalists from Armenia recently visited frontline units of the Artsakh Defense Forces. This was due to an agreement reached between Hetq and the Artsakh Ministry of Defense. After our […]

Western Armenian Is Nearing Extinction

“We must know the white man language to survive in this world. But we must know our language to survive forever.” (Darryl Babe Wilson, a Native American). The recent well-justified […]

Repatriate Reaches Out to Help Son of Freedom Fighter

Repatriate Reaches Out to Help Son of Freedom Fighter

Honoring the freedom fighters who served our nation is not just about celebrating their victories and sacrifices; it is about empathizing with their current-day struggles and challenges. This past December, […]

Commentary: Armenian Genocide in Progress

Why is the Armenian Genocide relevant today, after 97 years? This question is asked often by non-Armenians and sometimes even by Armenians themselves. Therefore, we need a broader definition of […]

From The Turks To The ‘Titanic:’ One Armenian’s Fateful Escape

From The Turks To The ‘Titanic:’ One Armenian’s Fateful Escape

Neshan Krekorian was barely in his twenties when his father urged him to emigrate from western Armenia and start a new life far away across the Atlantic Ocean. Thousands of […]

Armenian genocide memorial to put Georgia between rock and hard place

The Armenian Diaspora in Tbilisi has asked City Hall to erect a memorial to their genocide at the hands of the Turks in the early 20th century. Georgian officials have […]

Flying the Flag of Facebook for Power to the People – and the Politicians

Flying the Flag of Facebook for Power to the People – and the Politicians

A new flag is flying proudly these days alongside the Armenian national flag at opposition rallies for Armenia’s May 6 parliamentary elections, and it is the flag of Facebook. The […]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister in Search of ‘Soft’ Armenians

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s “man on the run,” has added to his extremely busy schedule the new task of travelling around the globe trying to recruit ‘sensible’ Armenians. Davutoglu […]

Armenian Specialist at Library of Congress: “Who’ll replace me when I retire?”

Armenian Specialist at Library of Congress: “Who’ll replace me when I retire?”

Dr. Levon Avdoyan has been diligently working away at the U.S. Library of Congress since 1992. His current position is Armenian and Georgian area specialist in the Near East Section […]

U.S. Archaeologists Return to Shengavit Preserve

U.S. Archaeologists Return to Shengavit Preserve

The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) is launching a fundraising effort to help support the ongoing research into 4th–2ndmillennium B.C. history and culture at the Shengavit archaeological site in Yerevan. […]

Religious Minorities in Turkey: ‘An Endangered Species’?

Religious Minorities in Turkey: ‘An Endangered Species’?

U.S. Religious Freedom Report Serves Tough Warning The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its 2012 annual report recommended designating Turkey as a “country of particular concern […]

Children in Armenia Agree…….We Shall Overcome!

Much of the pleasure derived from being in a foreign country comes from the children we meet. Rosy cheeked and smiling, even in frigidly cold weather, Emma and Saran greet […]

BREAKING NEWS: Zarakolu Released from Prison Pending Trial

ISTANBUL, Turkey—Publisher Ragip Zarakolu was released from prison today pending trial along with 14 other suspects. He was taken into custody on Oct. 28, 2011, during a large-scale manhunt in […]

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