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Open letter to Serzh Sargsyan

Demonstrators clash with police in Yerevan on April 16. Photo courtesy of Hetq: Narek Aleksanyan Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, As you are well aware, all of the Armenian nation has been following the peaceful protests in the last 5 days in our country. I'm ...

Armenian Turks and other Roots Stories

Armenian boys who were orphaned due to the Armenian Genocide were conscripted into the Turkish army by Kazim Karabekir to fight against Armenia during the Turkish-Armenian War of 1920. This photograph was taken during the American Military Mission ...

An Armenian Island on the Bosphorus

The small island on the Bosphorus strait off Kuruçeşme neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey, which is today known as Galatasaray Island By Raffi Bedrosyan  What makes Istanbul beautiful is the Bosphorus dividing the City between Europe and ...
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John Evans: Time for international community to welcome Artsakh into the community of nations

It is time for the international community to welcome the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh—Artsakh—into the community of nations, former US Ambassador to Armenia John Evans says in an article titled “Will Trump Ignore a Visit from the ...

Karabakh movement: 30 years after the first demonstration in Yerevan

30 years ago on February 20, the Karabakh liberation movement – a mass movement for the unification of Karabakh with Armenia – reached Yerevan, with massive demonstrations staged in what is now called the Freedom Square. The ...

Erdogan Admits that Turkey is… The ‘Continuation’ of the Ottoman Empire

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN For many decades Turkish officials have outright denied the occurrence of the Armenian Genocide. In recent years, however, some Turks have made the excuse that today’s Turkish Republic is not responsible for the Armenian ...

The Failed Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate

By: Raffi Bedrosian (A.W.)-The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan had suffered an incurable dementia disease, ...
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ARS Toronto Roubina Chapter Creates Opportunities For The Youth

A picture of the Outstanding gala attendees at Toronto Armenian Community Centre, November 26, 2017 By: Raffaella Keshishian As high school was coming to an end, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to pursue during my post-secondary education. My ...

New Biography Portrays Kirk Kerkorian, Not Trump, as ‘the Greatest Deal Maker’

By Harut Sassounian William Rempel, a veteran investigative reporter, just wrote a comprehensive biography of industrialist and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian published by Harper Collins. The book is titled, “The Gambler: How Penniless dropout ...

Historic Ordination: Tehran Diocese of the Armenian Church Ordains Deaconess

Twenty-four year old Ani-Kristi Manvelian was ordained on Sept. 25, 2017 (Photo: MEHR/Iman Hamikhah) By Hratch Tchilingirian The Primate of the Diocese of Tehran (under the jurisdiction of the Catholicosate of Cilicia) ordained a young woman ...