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A Brief Global History of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights

Alan Whitehorn Introduction It is a great honour to be invited here at Glendon College of York University. I have happy family memories of this campus where my wife and I were married almost 50 years ago. It was a joyous occasion at Glendon ...

A Rohingya Muslim Lawyer Honoured with Humanitarian Prize in Armenia

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative founders Afeyan, Vardanyan and Grigorian with Aurora Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung during a press conference at Ararat Valley, Armenia, June 9, 2018. Vicken Cheterian The announcement that Kyaw Hla Aung, a lawyer from ...

Armenia’s revolution and the Karabakh conflict: Thomas de Waal

(Panarmenian)- Armenia’s new prime minister has so far taken a tough stance on the unresolved NagornoKarabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. The moribund Karabakh peace process needs shaking up—but not too much, British journalist and ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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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, ...