Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (348 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: Talat’s Personal Account of the Armenian Massacres

In last week’s column, I reported that Talat Pasha, the mastermind of the Armenian Genocide, had told British intelligence officer Aubrey Herbert in 1921 that he had written “a memorandum on the Armenian massacres.” I would like now to present brief excerpts from Talat’s lengthy account [more...]

February 10, 2016 // 0 Comments


Sassounian: Talat’s Last Interview Shortly before His Assassination

Aubrey Herbert, British diplomat, adventurer, intelligence officer, and member of parliament, conducted a rare interview with Talat Pasha in February 1921, just days before his assassination in Berlin by Soghomon Tehlirian. As all-powerful grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire, its despotic ruler and [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 10 Comments

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Sassounian: Portrait of a Turkish-American Genocide Denialist

While Armenian-Americans closely follow the sinister efforts of Turkey and its lobbying firms, they rarely pay attention to a handful of Turkish-Americans who are either on the payroll of the Turkish government or blindly carry out propagandistic activities out of a misguided sense of patriotism! [more...]

January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

A court session of the Turkish courts-martial of 1919–20. CUP's leaders, Enver, Djemal, Talaat, among others, were ultimately sentenced to death under charges of wartime profiteering, and massacres of both Armenians and Greeks

Turkey Was First Country to Recognize the Armenian Genocide…in 1918

The Armenian Genocide is rarely discussed in the Turkish Parliament; even rarer are statements calling for its recognition. On Jan. 14, two of the three recently elected Armenian members of the Turkish Parliament boldly dared to raise the issue of the Armenian Genocide in their parliamentary [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 18 Comments


Sassounian: The White House Should Answer 10 Key Questions on Artsakh

For many years, the Armenian-American community has been dissatisfied with U.S. policy on Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh). James Warlick Under the guise of neutrality, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group Co-Chair James Warlick and his predecessors have put the blame [more...]

January 12, 2016 // 4 Comments


Azerbaijan’s Parliament Introduces Outrageous Anti-American Resolution

Given the joyful spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to dedicate my article to a cheerful subject. However, when I saw the text of the bizarre resolution submitted to Azerbaijan’s Parliament on Christmas Eve, I knew that I could not pick a more disgustingly amusing topic. The proposed Azeri [more...]

December 29, 2015 // 9 Comments

Ambassador Baer (Photo: OSCE)

Obama Should Dismiss Baer for Favoring ISIS Ally Turkey

Ambassador Daniel B. Baer (Photo: OSCE) Even the most uninformed person on earth is aware by now that Turkey is a major accomplice of ISIS. There have been countless news reports in the global media documenting Turkish complicity. Amazingly, there is one American diplomat who seems to be clueless [more...]

December 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

Armenian Genocide

Billions Recognize Armenian Genocide

Last month, I reported in this column the results of the Zogby Analytics survey, which found that 35 percent of the American public was aware of the Armenian Genocide. I thought this was a low figure, having expected that a larger percentage of Americans would be cognizant of the Armenian [more...]

December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments


Erdogan Shot Himself in the Foot by Shooting Down Russian Jet

Leaders around the world have been pandering to Recep Tayyip Erdogan for years, trying to win him over to their side. They flattered the Turkish president so much that the lavish compliments went to his head. As the self-appointed Grand Sultan of the neo-Ottoman Empire, Erdogan started meddling in [more...]

December 2, 2015 // 18 Comments

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