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About Harut Sassounian (398 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.

Turkey Spends $2.6 Million to Hire Two New Lobbying and PR Firms

Last week, I wrote about a dozen public relations and lobbying firms the Turkish government had already hired. In recent weeks, the Republic of Turkey added two new such firms: Ballard Partners and Burson-Marsteller. Ballard Partners and Burson-Marsteller were recently hired by Turkey Turkish [more...]

June 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Prime Minister’s Family Owns $140 Million in Foreign Assets

  Last week, we disclosed the improper enrichment of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by receiving a $25 million oil tanker as a gift from an Azerbaijani billionaire. This week, we expose the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, who turns out to be just as corrupt as his boss. [more...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Malta Bank Employee Reveals Documents Linking Aliyevs to Bank Accounts

Continuing the series of articles we published in the last two weeks about corruption in Azerbaijan, we wish now to reveal additional scandalous details about funds deposited in a Malta bank by family members of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev [more...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Aliyev Family Plunders Azerbaijan’s Oil Revenue

The government of Azerbaijan allocates its multi-billion dollar oil and gas revenue in four ways: Bribery; Theft by President Aliyev’s family and his cronies; Military purchases; Other budgetary matters. No wonder the majority of the people in Azerbaijan live in abject poverty, despite the [more...]

May 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Azerbaijan Accused of Giving Millions in Bribes to Council of Europe

  For years, the government of Azerbaijan has been showering politicians and dignitaries from around the world with expensive gifts, such as silk carpets, gold, silver, caviar, cash, and all-expense paid trips in exchange for their votes in favor of Azerbaijan and against Armenia and Artsakh. [more...]

May 2, 2017 // 6 Comments

Turkish Journalist Exposes Persecution of Jews in Turkey

  Israel National News published an extremely interesting article written by Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut on the discrimination and persecution that Turkish Jews have suffered since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Uzay Bulut is a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly [more...]

April 18, 2017 // 5 Comments

Trump’s Attack on Syria: Wrong for so Many Reasons

Many Americans and people around the world followed with great concern the off-the-cuff and zany ideas Donald Trump voiced during the presidential campaign and more ominously after becoming President. Donald J. Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore) It is one thing to disagree with him on a domestic policy [more...]

April 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

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