Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (361 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.
Erdogan (left) and Gülen. (Photo: Hayatin Kendisi Burada)

Erdogan vs. Gulen in Texas Courts: Battle of Two Turkish Powerhouses

A decade ago, two Turkish Islamist leaders—Recep Erdogan (now President) and prominent Sunni cleric Fethullah Gulen—were the best of friends. Their common enemy was the Turkish military. But as Erdogan solidified his dictatorial rule by castrating the generals, he turned against his old ally, [more...]

May 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from the incident (Photo: Youtube)

Erdogan’s Thugs in Parliament Beat up Armenian and Kurdish MPs

Kicking and punching are becoming a daily routine in the Turkish Parliament. Whenever Armenian or Kurdish Members of the Parliament criticize the government, they are viciously attacked by a gang of MPs from Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). A scene from the incident (Photo: [more...]

May 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Kirlikovali being interviewed by  the KABC cameraman (Photo: KABC/Youtube)

Turkish Denialist Helps Publicize Truth about the Armenian Genocide

Ergun Kirlikovali, a resident of Orange County, California, and former president of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, has carried out a life-long, Don Quixotic battle against recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Unfortunately for him, the more he denies the genocide, the more he helps [more...]

May 3, 2016 // 1 Comment


Sassounian: Armenians Should Ensure This Is the Last Azeri Attack

The world woke up last Saturday morning to the drumbeats of war from a large-scale assault by Azerbaijan on tiny Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic/NKR). This was not a surprise attack! For many years, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has had the nasty habit of launching military attacks on [more...]

April 5, 2016 // 13 Comments

Former Congressman Dan Burton (R) of Indiana (Photo:

How to Get Rich While in Congress and Even After Retirement!

Two weeks ago, I reported that former Congressman Dan Burton (R) of Indiana had resigned as chairman of the Washington-based Azerbaijan America Alliance because he had not been paid for a year. It is hard to feel sorry for a man who had eagerly gone to bed with the dictatorial regime of Azerbaijani [more...]

March 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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