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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 ...

Returning to the Roots: Stories of Hidden Armenians

Diyarbakir Armenians baptized at Etchmiadzin in Aug. 2014 (Photo: Gulisor Akkum/A. W.) By Raffi Bedrosyan (A.W)- Over the years, I have met many hidden Armenians from different regions of Turkey. Each one has a unique story that can become an ...

Armenian Genocide is Historical Fact Destroying Identity Structure of Turkish Society – Taner Akcam

The Turkish authorities are obliged to face their own history if they want to establish a democratic and human rights respecting system. Without facing the history public peace and democratic system are impossible to establish, Turkish historian ...

Armenia’s Parents Dream of Having Sons

(Opendemocracy).- Armenia still has one of the world’s highest rates of sex-selective abortions. Here are the mothers’ stories. This article originally appeared on Open Caucasus Media. We are grateful for their permission to republish it ...

TorontoHye: In The Long Run Of Time

By: Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill Since the latter part of the 18th century, the media have provided one of the most important channels of communication for Armenians dispersed in a global diaspora. TorontoHye, the local monthly, is following ...

How Armenia’s Winemaking Heritage Is Being Rejuvenated: The Spectator

Writer and ‘professional drinker’ Henry Jeffreys recently visited Armenia to rediscover the viticultural riches of the country. In an article published on The Spectator, the author details traditional Armenian ...

When Even the Dead Cannot Rest in Peace: Turkey’s Intolerance toward the ‘Other’

By Raffi Bedrosyan IMG.A scene from Hatun Tuğluk’s funeral (Photo: sozcu.com.tr) Just when one thinks the level of hatred and intolerance in Turkey toward minorities cannot get any worse, something shocking happens that surpasses even ...

The Untold Stories of Turkey: An Armenian Island on the Bosphorus

By Raffi Bedrosyan IMG. View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus, by Ivan Aivazovsky – Oil on canvas, 1856 (Photo: Sothebys) What makes Istanbul beautiful is the Bosphorus ,dividing the city between Europe and Asia. And what makes the ...