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Looters or Landlords?

Since Fatih Sultan Mohammed occupied Constantinople in 1453, the Ottoman rulers have been destroying and desecrating churches, castles, architectural monuments of Hittites, Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other nationalities who had […]

Come back, Diyarbakır mayor tells Armenians

Come back, Diyarbakır mayor tells Armenians

Diyarbakır’s BDP-member mayor issues a call for exiled Armenians to ‘return to their city’ following the 1915 events while condemning the massacres as ‘cruelty’ The mayor of Diyarbakir Metropolitan Municipality […]

500 in Istanbul Protest Release of Turkish-Armenian Soldier’s Killer

500 in Istanbul Protest Release of Turkish-Armenian Soldier’s Killer

According to Turkish press reports, some 500 people gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square yesterday to protest the release of a Turkish soldier who is on trial in the suspicious killing […]

The Armenian Genocide as a Case of Preventing Self-Determination

The Armenian Genocide as a Case of Preventing Self-Determination

The official attitude on the Armenian Genocide and the systematic practice of ethnic cleansing in Anatolia has reached a new stage with the recent statement by Vecdi Gonul, the former […]

BREAKING NEWS: House Rejects Pro-Turkey Trade Bill

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America on Monday welcomed the decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to defeat a watered-down version of a pro-Turkey trade measure, H.R. 2362, that […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

An old established Armenian business in Istanbul

An old established Armenian business in Istanbul

One of the oldest established Armenian businesses in Istanbul, BerKac has survived the political and economic turmoil in Turkey, yet it has remained steadfast serving its community that it was […]

Controversial text book about Armenians sparks stir in Turkey

The Ministry of Education has defended a school text book that includes slurs about Armenians as well as a number of Turkish writers, saying the book was “written with the […]

Congress May Cut off Aid to Turkey for Hosting Sudan’s Genocidal President

A Congressional committee adopted an amendment last month that would suspend U.S. foreign aid to any country hosting a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Members of Congress intend to […]

Keghi Interrupted: Treasuring Moments in Manure

Keghi Interrupted: Treasuring Moments in Manure

  I took each step with caution, placing one foot in front of the other with the precision of a tightrope dancer. I carefully traced the edge of the crumbling […]

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 […]

Sacrificing good sense on the Altar of Identity – Turkish Armenians at a Glance

The tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia rose once again early this month due to the deadly armed clashes along the border. The confrontation has intensified and the number of fatalities […]

Armenian Representation in Turkey?

“No Assimilation could be achieved merely by surrendering one’s past but ignoring the alien past. In a society on the whole hostile to the Jews… it is possible to assimilate […]

ZHAMANAKN E! – Why Azerbaijan restarted the attacks?

Ժամանակն է՝ Ադրբեջանը դադարեցնի Հայաստանի Հանրապետության տարածքի օկուպացիան և կյանքի կոչվի առկա իրավարարությունը  Տարիների ընթացքում Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի հակամարտության լուծման տարբեր ուղիներ են առա­ջարկվել: Վերջերս՝ 2012թ. հունիսի 5-ին, ամերիկացի չորս փորձագետի մասնակցությամբ Վաշինգտոնի […]

Borders and Business: Union looks at closed border impact on trade

Borders and Business: Union looks at closed border impact on trade

While various diplomatic maneuvers are used to regulate Armenian-Turkish relations politically, business relations between the two countries have long been non-officially established and keep developing with each year aimed at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Armenian cemetery damaged

Armenian cemetery damaged

An under-construction chapel in a historic Armenian cemetery in Malatya that houses the remains of journalist Hrant Dink’s family was demolished Feb. 3 by municipal teams, causing incredulity in the […]

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