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Turkish Armenian Writer Sevan Nisanyan Escapes from Prison

ISTANBUL—Turkish-Armenian writer Sevan Nisanyan, who has been serving a 17-year prison term since 2014 has reportedly escaped from the correctional facility where he was being held and fled Turkey, according to Turkish media reports. Nisanyan ...

Henry Theriault Elected President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

Dr. Henry Theriaul addresses the IAGS conference in Brisbane, Australia BRISBANE, Australia—Professor Henry C. Theriault was elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) on Tuesday during the organization’s ...

Turkish Lawmakers could be Punished for Using the Term “Armenian Genocide”

(Arm Radio). Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) , a far-right political party that adheres to Turkish ultranationalism, have drafted new Rules of Procedure for the country’s ...

Syria’s Armenians are Fleeing to their Ancestral Homeland. The Economist

(The Economist).- Before Syria’s six-year-old civil war 90,000 ethnic Armenians lived in the country, two-thirds of them in Aleppo. No more than 30,000 Syrian Armenians are believed to remain in Syria. The source reminds that many Syrian-Armeni...

Charles Aznavour to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

in Oct. 2016, Aznavour was awarded an honorary Walk of Fame plaque for his contributions to the Arts and the global Armenian community. (Photo: AFP) HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Famed French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour has been selected to receive a ...

European Parliament Resolution Calls on Turkey to Protect Cultural Heritage and Have Good Neighborly Relations with Armenia

The European Parliament’s debating chamber (Photo: David Illif) BRUSSELS, Belgium (A.W.)—The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs ...

4 Armenians Elected to French Parliament

PARIS—Danielle Cazarian, Nadia Essayan, Guillaume Kasbarian, and Jacques Marilossian, all representing French President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party were elected to France’s National Assembly on Saturday. Macron’s ...

12 Turkish agents to be charged for DC melee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are set to announce charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation when Turkey's president visited Washington last month, a U.S. official said Wednesday. The DC police are ...

2 Men Reportedly Arrested Over D.C. Attack on Protesters

WASHINGTON (A. W.)— United States Marshals have arrested two Turkish men living in the U.S., for their role in beating peaceful protesters outside of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington on May 16, according to a report by The Daily ...

Over $33,000 Raised for ARS Stepanakert ‘Soseh’ Kindergarten

(Asbarez).- Members of the Armenian Relief Society and supporters gathered at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Harout and Vicky Marashlian on Sunday, June 4 for a fundraising luncheon and raised over $33,000 to benefit the ARS Stepanakert “Soseh” ...