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A scene from the protest (Photo: 'Kamp Armen Yıkılmasın' Facebook page)

Istanbul Protesters Demand Camp Armen Return

ISTANBUL (A.W.) – The Nor Zartonk Armenian youth movement of Istanbul held a solidarity demonstration in Istanbul on May 22, calling on authorities to stop the demolition of Camp Armen and urging the return of the confiscated property to the Armenian community. Over a thousand demonstrators [more...]

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) started an action alert to urge Congress to support swift U.S. action against Turkey's destruction of Camp Armen.

ANCA Action Alert: Stop Demolition of Camp Armen

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) started an action alert calling on the public to urge Congress to support swift U.S. action against Turkey’s destruction of Camp Armen, the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, which provided [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 5 Comments

Aram I being welcomed by the Armenian Community of Philadelphia

Aram I Visits East Coast Armenian Communities

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia, is currently on a Pontifical visit to the Eastern United States. His Holiness’ visit, which officially began on May 7, will conclude on June 4, when he will open the Eastern Prelacy’s [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

Activists gather to block the demolition of Camp Armen

Nor Zartonk: Turkey’s Politics of Annihilation Continues

The following statement was issued by Nor Zartonk, a youth movement in Istanbul, on the recent demolition order targeting Camp Armen, the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided asylum for Armenian orphans until 1983. Demolition began on May 6, despite campaigns [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Eurovision - (Photo - Genealogy FB page)

Armenia Advances to Eurovision 2015 Final (Video)

VIENNA, Austria (A.W.)–Armenia, represented by the group “Genealogy,” has moved forward to the final stage of the Eurovision 2015 contest. Armenia was one of 16 countries taking part in the first semi-finals in Vienna on May 19. Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Serbia, Hungary, [more...]

May 19, 2015 // 7 Comments

Armen Rustamyan

Rustamyan: We Must Ensure Safety of Syrian Armenians

Bouchakjian: Fate of the Community Is Not a Matter of Concern for Syrian-Armenian Leaders Alone YEREVAN/BEIRUT (A.W.)—Armen Rustamyan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau and head of the party’s political affairs, said that the situation in Syria has [more...]

May 13, 2015 // 9 Comments

(L to R) Armenia's Presidential Chief of Staff Vigen Sargsyan Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, President Serzh Sarkisian, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (photo:

Aram I: Cheap Reconciliation Generates Injustice

Biden, Power Listen in as Aram I Calls for Justice WASHINGTON (A.W.)—During the prayer service on May 7 commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, titled “The Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide: A Prayer for Justice and Peace,” His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Holy See of [more...]

May 12, 2015 // 19 Comments

President Bako Sahakyan lays flowers at the Shushi Tank Memorial (Photo: NKR President's Office)

Artsakh Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of Shushi Liberation

SHUSHI, NKR (A.W.)—On the 23rd anniversary of the Liberation of Shushi and Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR) Army Day, a number of celebratory events were held in Shushi on May 8. Artsakh (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan visited Shushi, where he laid flowers at the Shushi Tank Memorial, the restored [more...]

May 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian

Nalbandian, Afeyan Hold Press Conference on Genocide Centennial

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian joined Noubar Afeyan, the chair of the National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial (NCAGC) and co-founder of “100 LIVES,” in a telephone press call on May 7.  The two discussed various issues [more...]

May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

A scene from the meeting

ARF Delegation Meets with President Sarkisian in DC

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—An Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) delegation headed by ARF Bureau member Khatchig Mouradian met with Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian on May 6. ARF Bureau member Khatchig Mouradian speaking during the May 6 meeting ARF Eastern Region Central Committee chair [more...]

May 6, 2015 // 37 Comments

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