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Formation of ACEMC AID LEBANON Community Organisations Relief Aid Committee

Formation of ACEMC AID LEBANON Community Organisations Relief Aid Committee

Armenian Community Emergency Management Committee Aid Lebanon Appeal 8th August 2020 The Armenian Community Council in unison with the Diocese of The Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland and […]

An Odar’s Pilgrimage to Historic Armenia

An Odar’s Pilgrimage to Historic Armenia

I’d heard about historic Armenia for years. I learned about it from the stories of friends whose grandparents were born there. I saw it in the paintings of Saryan. I […]

Akhtamar: A Photographic Journey

Akhtamar: A Photographic Journey

The Armenian Weekly features below a series of photographs from the Sourp Khatch (Holy Cross) Church on Akhtamar Island in Van, taken by the Weekly Editor during a recent trip […]

A Turk, a Kurd, and an Armenian Walk into a Church

A Turk, a Kurd, and an Armenian Walk into a Church

We park the car near Lake Van and start our long hike towards the side of a hill where the ruins of a medieval Armenian monastery await us. It is […]

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 […]

A Flower or an Oak Tree? A Response to Nanore Barsoumian

A Flower or an Oak Tree? A Response to Nanore Barsoumian

For the past few weeks, we have been reading the unbelievably emotional and informative revelations of Nanore Barsoumian, Weekly assistant editor, and Khatchig Mouradian, Weekly editor, in their travels in […]

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 […]

Home at Last: An AYFer Visits Historic Armenia

Home at Last: An AYFer Visits Historic Armenia

When I was asked to accompany my father on a trip to Turkey, I was struck with conflicting feelings: Should I visit a place that was responsible for the massacres […]

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 […]

Virtuous Victims? Imagining Armenians in the West

During the winter of 1902-03, small groups of Armenian refugees began arriving in Sweden, survivors of the 1890’s Abdülhamid massacres,1 and according to newspaper reports some even made it all […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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