Articles by Nanore Barsoumian

About Nanore Barsoumian (202 Articles)
Nanore Barsoumian is the editor of the Armenian Weekly. Her writings focus on human rights, politics, poverty, environmental and gender issues. She has reported from Armenia, Nagorno Karabagh, Javakhk, and Turkey. She earned her B.A. degree in Political Science and English from the University of Massachusetts (Boston). Email Nanore Barsoumian at, or follow her on Twitter (@NanoreB).
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Is the Path to Erdogan’s ‘Different Turkey’ Paved with Corpses?

“There will be a very different Turkey by 2023. … One nation, one flag, one homeland, and one state…” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke these words on Nov. 28—the day Tahir Elci, a prominent Kurdish rights advocate and head of Diyarbakir’s Bar Association, was gunned down in [more...]

November 30, 2015 // 9 Comments

'Every evening I wait in fear for my husband to come home from work and start a fight.'

60 Pairs of Shoes, 60 Victims of Domestic Violence

Special for the Armenian Weekly  A pair of modest, worn-out pumps accompanied 31-year-old Inesa’s words: “My husband always says that I’m an absurd and useless woman.” Five years after 20-year-old Zaruhi Petrosyan was beaten to death by her husband, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against [more...]

October 8, 2015 // 12 Comments


A New Awakening: An Interview with Nor Zartonk’s Sayat Tekir

An Armenian Struggle Against Rights Abuses in Turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—In late June, as the live-in demonstration to save Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, entered its 53rd day, Sayat Tekir, an Istanbul-based activist and member of the [more...]

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Garo Paylan (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian)

The Road Ahead: An Interview with Garo Paylan

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Three weeks after his election into Turkey’s Parliament on the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) list, Garo Paylan spoke to the Armenian Weekly about his path to parliament, and the challenges of being an Armenian in Turkey’s political scene. During the interview [more...]

July 1, 2015 // 9 Comments

Hundreds gathered for a commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Ankara (Photo: Mehmet Ozer)

Barsoumian Delivers Speech in Ankara on April 25 (Full Text)

There Is No Peace without Justice The following talk was given by Armenian Weekly Editor Nanore Barsoumian in Ankara on April 25. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups and political organizations from Turkey, including the Human Rights Association, Dur-De, and the leading [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 7 Comments


A Century through a Boy’s Eyes

Last week, I received an email from a friend, asking that the Armenian Weekly publish a notice about a woman in Armenia searching for her older brother. The woman is 109 years old. She lost her brother around 1920. A photo of a drawing of a young boy was attached to the message. When I saw those [more...]

April 1, 2015 // 8 Comments

A banner in the southwest province of Mugla reads, “We celebrate the 100th anniversary of our country being cleared of Armenians. We are proud of our glorious ancestors. –Young Atsizs.” (Atsizs refers to Nihal Atsiz, a leading ideologue of Turkish racism and a proponent of Turanism).

Banners Celebrating Genocide Displayed in Turkey

Anti-Armenian Protests Held in Istanbul ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Anti-Armenian banners celebrating the Armenian Genocide have begun to appear around Turkey and, on Feb. 22, two protests were held under the banner of “Demonstrations Condemning the Khojali Genocide and Armenian Terror,” in the Kadikoy [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 48 Comments

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The Punchline: Keskin Heads to Prison?

About a week before the Perincek versus Switzerland retrial was scheduled to begin at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Jan. 28, a Turkish court handed down a 10-month prison sentence to long-time human rights activist and lawyer Eren Keskin. A Turkish court handed down a ten-month [more...]

January 26, 2015 // 3 Comments

Terrorists reportedly bombed the Armenian Catholic Cathedral Our Lady of Pity on Feb. 9.

Armenian Catholic Cathedral in Aleppo Bombed Hours Before Mass

Bishop Mouradian Provides Details in Weekly Interview ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—Terrorists on Jan. 9 reportedly bombed the Armenian Catholic Cathedral Our Lady of Pity (also known as St. Rita), located next to the Armenian Catholic Archeparchy of Aleppo, leaving the church partly destroyed. No [more...]

January 10, 2015 // 10 Comments

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