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About Harut Sassounian (371 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.
Senator Tim Kaine (L) and Governor Mike Pence (R)

Which VP Candidate Has a Better Record on Armenian Genocide Recognition?

Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have selected their vice presidential candidates, Armenian Democrats are claiming that Senator Tim Kaine has the better record on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, while Republican Armenians are insisting that Governor Mike Pence is the clear-cut [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

Cem Özdemir (Photo: 	Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Cem Ozdemir: ‘Young Turks Are Traitors; Talat and Enver Criminals’

Cem Özdemir , co-chair of the Green Party, delivered a passionate speech in the German Parliament (Bundestag) on June 2 in support of the resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey, while acknowledging Germany’s complicity in this mass crime. Özdemir , born in Germany, is [more...]

July 13, 2016 // 7 Comments

Donald Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Early Warning Signs of Turkey’s Troubles with Trump

  The Republican and Democratic parties will be holding their conventions later this month to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, respectively, as their presidential nominees. For loyal party members, the choice is very clear: Vote for your party’s candidate. Yet, millions of other [more...]

July 8, 2016 // 7 Comments

Atesyan and Erdogan (Photo: hurhaber.com)

Acting Armenian Patriarch of Turkey: Shameful Tool of Turkish Propaganda

Archbishop Aram Atesyan, General Vicar of the Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, sent a highly controversial letter last week to President Recep Erdogan, criticizing the German Parliament’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The Acting Patriarch’s letter created a major controversy among [more...]

June 14, 2016 // 11 Comments

Robin Raphel (Photo:Mohsin Zaheer)

Sassounian: Another Seasoned U.S. Diplomat Hounded Out of Office

The headline of the May 17 opinion column by David Ignatius in The Washington Post—“When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs”—triggered unhappy recollections of the forced resignation of John Evans, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, for daring to speak about the Armenian Genocide, as [more...]

May 31, 2016 // 1 Comment

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