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Armenian Orphan Rug is viewed inside the White House September, 1984, by activists looking to preserve its identity. From left, U. S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Dr. H. Martin Deranian, Worcester historian, and Set Momjian, former ambassador to the United Nations. The rug was woven by Armenian orphans and presented to President Calvin Coolidge Dec. 2, 1925.

White House to Display Orphan Rug at November Exhibit

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The White House announced it would display the Ghazir rug, also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, as part of an exhibit titled, “Thank You to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad,” that will be held at the White House [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 7 Comments


Armenia Joins Eurasian Economic Union Despite Hurdles, Objections

MINSK, Belarus (A.W.)—Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Oct. 10, joining Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in the union, more than a year after first announcing intentions to join. Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 17 Comments

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ARF Expresses Solidarity with Kobani Resistance

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) issued a statement on Oct. 8 condemning Turkey for blocking the road for assistance to the Kurdish resistance in Kobani against ISIS, while for three years it has allowed radical militants to cross the border unhindered. The statement [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 5 Comments


Kristof: Erdogan Said 1915 not Genocide ‘to My Face’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (A.W.)—Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof told Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio’s Forum program, that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told him in no uncertain terms that he did not believe what happened to the Armenians was [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 16 Comments

A scene from the discussion between Chomsky and Barsamian (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference at MIT a Success

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A distinguished line-up of speakers from Armenia, Turkey, Europe, and the United States examined Turkey, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and genocide reparations at the Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [more...]

October 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

Participants in one of the trips led by Aghjayan and Mouradian (May 2014) meet with the daughter of a genocide survivor and her family. (Photo by George Aghjayan)

ARF-ER to Organize Multiple Trips to Western Armenia

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region, through its “Armenian Genocide Justice” Centennial Committee, recently announced plans to organize a series of trips to Western Armenia led by scholars and activists Khatchig Mouradian and George Aghjayan. Both Mouradian and Aghjayan [more...]

October 1, 2014 // 9 Comments

The cover page of Unit 2 of the Middle School textbook on the history of the Turkish Revolution and Ataturk. (Photo: The Armenian Weekly)

Scholars, Activists Condemn Turkish Textbooks Vilifying Armenians

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkish scholars, artists, and writers harshly condemned primary and middle school textbooks that are replete with anti-Armenian rhetoric in Turkey, and demanded that the books be pulled from circulation. An image of page 23 of the Middle School textbook on the history of [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 18 Comments

Ankara poster competition to portray Armenians as genocidal, traitors

Ankara Poster Competition to Portray Armenians as Genocidal, Traitors

Winner to Be Announced on Dink Assassination Anniversary ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Ankara’s public Gazi University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan, has announced the launch of a poster competition that encourages participants to design artworks on the theme, “Everyone Sleeping: [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 46 Comments


Research Project to Explore Armenian Presence in China

BEIJING, China—The Gulbenkian Foundation announced this month that former Armenian Weekly Editor Khatchig Mouradian was awarded a fellowship to study the Armenian presence in China. The aim of the fellowship is to prepare the first phase of a longer term research project on the history of the [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

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