Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (338 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.
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Columbia University Researchers Confirm Turkey’s Links to ISIS

A team of Columbia University researchers from the United States, Europe, and Turkey have confirmed that the Turkish government has provided to ISIS military cooperation, weapons, logistical support, financial assistance, and medical services. This detailed investigation was headed by David L. [more...]

November 24, 2015 // 10 Comments


Sassounian: Speaking at the Armenian Genocide Conference in Israel

Last week I spoke at the first conference on the Armenian Genocide in Israel, gave a lecture at the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem, and attended a meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. Rivlin was a staunch supporter of Armenian Genocide recognition while he was Chairman of the [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 5 Comments

Dennis Hastert

Sassounian: Hastert to Plead Guilty, US Covers up Turkish Blackmail

This week, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty to the charge of making secret payments to buy the silence of boys he had sexually abused when he was a high school wrestling coach. This plea deal with federal prosecutors would seal his court records, thus hiding from the [more...]

October 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

ECHR judges during the ruling

Sassounian: To Ban Genocide Denial, Court Incites Violence

In the case of Dogu Perincek vs. Switzerland, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sustained in a 10-7 vote the Turkish politician’s right to free expression, finding that Swiss courts had wrongly convicted him for denying the Armenian Genocide. More importantly for [more...]

October 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

Sarkisian speaks to Hurriyet correspondent Cansu Camlibel.

Sassounian: Who Should Demand Armenian Territories from Turkey?

I just became aware of an important interview President Serge Sarkisian had given to Turkish journalist Cansu Camlibel of Hurriyet newspaper on April 24, 2015, in Yerevan. The article was buried under the avalanche of media coverage over the commemorations of the Armenian Genocide Centennial. [more...]

October 16, 2015 // 11 Comments

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