Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (313 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Sassounian: Turkish Obsession with Armenian Territorial Demands

On the occasion of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, Turkish reporters insistently inquired about Armenia’s territorial claims from Turkey. In an interview published on April 25, 2015, in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, a reporter asked President Serge Sarkisian if Armenia had territorial demands [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 21 Comments

Akgun: Perhaps for the first time in our history, the state apologized to its citizens for the Dersim massacres in the 1930’s. Irrespective of motivations, Prime Minister Erdogan took the first step toward making Turkey a more livable place.

Sassounian: Erdogan Became Best Publicist for Armenian Genocide Centennial

A couple of years ago, when Armenians throughout the world began making plans for the Armenian Genocide Centennial, they had two major concerns: What kind of events to organize that would be most appropriate for this solemn occasion, and how to conceal their plans from the Turkish government so it [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 15 Comments

'Obama promised us recognition and delivered us empty words,” she says. “It bothers me and all other Armenians, too. He failed to live up to his promises.'

Sassounian: 10 Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The presidents of France, Russia, Poland and Belarus have already accepted Sarkisian’s invitation. The White House has yet to make a public [more...]

March 24, 2015 // 18 Comments

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