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Frequently Asked Questions on Armenian Demands from Turkey

The approaching centennial of the Armenian Genocide in 2015 raises some fundamental questions, particularly on Armenian territorial demands from Turkey. In the weeks and months ahead, this column will address […]

Supreme Court asked to review Armenian Genocide-era insurance case

Supreme Court asked to review Armenian Genocide-era insurance case

Washington – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) joined an amicus brief to uphold a California law that protects the property rights of Armenian Americans, who were denied life […]

Turkey’s Attempt to Repackage Armenian Issue Likely to Fall Short

Turkey’s Attempt to Repackage Armenian Issue Likely to Fall Short

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently spoke of “just memory” regarding the Armenian issue in a chat with journalists. He did not say that nothing happened in 1915, but he […]

Chris Bohjalian’s ‘The Sandcastle Girls’ relives the Armenian genocide

Chris Bohjalian’s ‘The Sandcastle Girls’ relives the Armenian genocide

The Armenian genocide during World War I is the subject of Chris Bohjalian’s 14th novel, “The Sandcastle Girls.” Inspired by his grandparents’ background, the author explores the suffering and atrocities […]

Turkey Warms to Armenia, Slowly

Turkey Warms to Armenia, Slowly

While we were visiting Paris for the Friends of Syria conference with [Turkish] Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, he spoke of Turkey’s quiet, three-pillar approach to opening up the Armenian issue. […]

Pardon, what law?: Armenians disappointed over Hollande’s behavior in genocide criminalization

Pardon, what law?: Armenians disappointed over Hollande’s behavior in genocide criminalization

Armenians are not so much disappointed by the fact that the French president, Francois Hollande, seems to be reneging on his pledge as the fact that the probable alliance between […]

French President Hollande vows new Armenia ‘genocide law’

French President Hollande vows new Armenia ‘genocide law’

French President Francois Hollande has said he plans a new law to punish denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide. A previous law approved by the French parliament […]

Musa Dagh: Theme of Conference on Genocide Studies in Czech Republic

“Mountains of Moses: Revolt, Resistance and Rescuing of the Victims of Mass Extermination in the 20th Century” was the theme of the First International Conference on Genocide Studies in the […]

Where Do We Go from Here? Notes from a ‘Tourist’ in Diyarbakir

The Turkish version of the following article appeared in the July 20, 2012 issue of Ozgur Haber, a daily newspaper published in Diyarbakir/Dikranagerd. I sit in my room, in Diyarbakir’s […]

Alchemy near the Chasm of Death: Visiting a Mass Grave of the Armenian Genocide

Alchemy near the Chasm of Death: Visiting a Mass Grave of the Armenian Genocide

“They brought the Armenians here. Thousands of them. They stripped them of their belongings and threw them into the chasm,” explains a Kurdish villager who had spotted us while driving […]

Israel Has One Good Reason for Recognizing the Genocide

Israel Has One Good Reason for Recognizing the Genocide

Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, held “an historic session” on June 12, during which “seven different political parties overwhelmingly endorsed recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” according to Dr. Israel Charny, the […]

Israeli minister calls to recognize Armenian genocide

(Reuters) – An Israeli cabinet minister said on Tuesday that the Jewish state ought to change its policy and recognize the 1915 mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as […]

International Community Places the Final Nail on the Coffin of Turkish Denialism

For nearly a century, Turkey has been aggressively spending millions of dollars in the international arena in order to push forward its denialist agenda on the Armenian Genocide. Besides monetary […]

Scribbles in a Hand

Scribbles in a Hand

“From the day we opened our eyes, a church stood here. They kept tearing down its walls and taking away the stones until almost nothing remained,” an old woman tells […]

All 3 Branches of US Government Recognize Armenian Genocide

While readers are generally aware that the executive and legislative branches of the US government have recognized the Armenian Genocide, it is not as widely known that the judiciary has […]

Ghosts and a Sole Survivor: A visit to a former Armenian district in Turkey

Reminding of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, abundant vegetation hangs like emerald bracelets in the stretching districts of Kayseri (Caesarea) in central Anatolia (modern Turkey). In such a district, Talas, […]

Ottoman Destruction of Three Christian Communities a Homogenization Process

(AINA) — AINA interviews Ara Sarafian, the founder of the Gomidas Institute (London), an organization promoting and disseminating research and scholarship on modern Armenian studies. In 2000 Sarafian edited and […]

Armenian Assassin’s Parole Pushed as Issue in D.A. Race

The case of Hampig Sassounian has been a cause celebre within the local Armenian community for nearly 30 years. In 1982, Sassounian and an accomplice assassinated the Turkish consul general, […]

Malatya: Post-Armenian life in modern Turkey’s once Armenian city

Armenian brothers Arman and Murad, who live in Turkey’s southeastern city of Malatya, open the doors of the 250-year-old Armenian Holy Trinity (Tashhoron) Church in the city’s Cavusoglu district and […]

How Should the Diaspora React to New Turkish Overtures?

I have been informed by reliable sources that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is continuing his efforts to initiate a personal “dialogue” with the diaspora on Armenian-Turkish issues. Earlier this […]

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