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ANCA Cries Foul over Turkish Airlines Super Bowl Ads

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—American commercial broadcast television and radio network CBS’s Super Bowl 50 pregame broadcast on Feb. 7 was sponsored in part by Turkish Airlines. The company used its airtime to feature its media partnership with the upcoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” [more...]

February 8, 2016 // 8 Comments

Turkish ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı

Turkey Reinstates Ambassador to Holy See Following Vatican Statement

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—The Turkish ambassador to the Vatican, Mehmet Paçacı, returned to his post at the Holy See on Feb. 4, after a 10-month absence following the historic Mass held by Pope Francis in honor of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide on April 12, 2015. Turkish Ambassador to the [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 33 Comments

A bus belonging to the Sahagian Armenian School suffered extensive damages

Aleppo’s Nor Kyugh District Suffers in Missile Attack

 ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyugh district was attacked by missiles on Feb. 3, according to a report by Aleppo-based Perio News, which claimed the attack came from militant opposition groups. One of the missiles hit an area between the St. Gregory the Illuminator [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armen Rustamyan (Photo: PanArmenian Photo)

Rustamyan: ARF Ready to Risk Approval Rating for Armenia’s Betterment

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member and head of the party’s political affairs Armen Rustamyan said that risking the party’s approval rating by co-operating with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is a better price to pay than losing the country. [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 6 Comments

Watenpaugh reads from Bread From Stones

Keith David Watenpaugh Speaks at NAASR

BELMONT, Mass. (A.W.)—On Jan. 28, Prof. Keith David Watenpaugh of the University of California, Davis, gave a lecture about his latest book, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (Univ. of Calif. Press), at the National Association for Armenian Studies and [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 0 Comments


Markarian: We Must Be Able to Work Together

ARF Leader Says No Decision Made on Joining Coalition YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) supported Armenia’s new constitution and must now take part in its implementation to ensure internal stability and development in the country, said ARF Bureau representative Hrant [more...]

January 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical Church in Kessab, Syria

Two Missiles Hit Kessab

Report Says Missiles Came From Direction of Turkish Border KESSAB, Syria—The mostly Armenian-populated Syrian town of Kessab was hit by two BM-21″Grad” missiles at 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, according to a report by the Aleppo-based Kantsasar newspaper. One of the missiles, which [more...]

January 20, 2016 // 3 Comments

A scene of the destruction

Aleppo Armenian Church Damaged in Missile Attack

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—The Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church in Aleppo’s Munshieh district was severely damaged after militant groups launched a missile attack on several Aleppo neighborhoods, including Munshieh, Azizieh, and Saad Jabri on the morning of Jan. 17. According to the Aleppo-based [more...]

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Garo Paylan (Photo - feature

Paylan Calls for Removal of Religious Affiliation from Turkish IDs

Armenian MP Also Calls for Eradication of Secret Ethnicity Classification Codes Garo Paylan (Photo: ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Garo Paylan, an Armenian parliamentarian of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), on Jan. 13 proposed that the Turkish Parliament remove the religious [more...]

January 15, 2016 // 10 Comments

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