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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Jan. 15, in the presence of 16 soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes representing various Turkic people in history. (Photo: Official website of the President of Turkey)

Watertown High Students Respond to Turkish Consul Letter to Globe

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On March 26, students in Watertown High School’s Armenian-language class drafted a “Letter to the Editor” to the Boston Globe in response to another letter published by the paper on March 20. Authored by Omur Budak, the consul general of Turkey in Boston, the letter, [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

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Turkey Summons Vatican Envoy after Pope Says ‘Genocide’

Turkey has summoned the Vatican’s ambassador in Ankara after Pope Francis used the word “genocide” on April 12 to describe the atrocities committed against the Armenians a century ago in the Ottoman Empire, a senior official has told Reuters. Turkey has not yet made an official [more...]

April 12, 2015 // 26 Comments

Pope Francis held Solemn Mass for the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Pope Holds Centennial Mass, Condemns Genocide Denial (Video)

Pope Francis held Solemn Mass for the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide today, during which he remembered “the first genocide of the 20th century,” spoke about the consequences of forgetting and denial, and proclaimed the Armenian Saint Gregory of Narek a Doctor of the Church. Catholicoi [more...]

April 12, 2015 // 14 Comments

Kardashians Meet with Armenian Prime Minister

Kardashians Meet with Armenian Prime Minister

Pledge to Continue Struggle for Armenian Genocide Recognition Kardashians meet with Armenian Prime Minister (photo: gov.am) YEREVAN (A.W.)— On April 9, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, as well as two other family members, met with Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan. “They pledged to continue [more...]

April 9, 2015 // 41 Comments

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German Photojournalist Denied Entry into Turkey

DUSSELDORF, Germany (A.W.)—A German photojournalist planning to cover the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was denied entry last week into Turkey. Several reports surfaced on April 5 that Der Spiegel magazine’s Andy Spyra was barred from entering the country [more...]

April 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Cypriot Parliament passed a resolution today making the denial of the Armenian Genocide a crime. (Photo: Cyprus Mail)

Cyprus Criminalizes Denial of Armenian Genocide

NICOSIA, Cyprus (A.W.)—The Cypriot Parliament passed a resolution today making the denial of the Armenian Genocide a crime, reported Cyprus Mail. The Cypriot Parliament passed a resolution today making the denial of the Armenian Genocide a crime. (Photo: Cyprus Mail) “Today is a historic day. [more...]

April 2, 2015 // 22 Comments

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Agos Editor Sarkis Seropyan Passes Away

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—A founding member of the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos, Sarkis Seropyan, passed away on March 28 from heart failure after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. Seropyan’s funeral was held on March 31 at the Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church. He was buried at the Şişli [more...]

March 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Mouradian to Speak at Boston College on April 9

Lecture to Focus on Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses during the Genocide CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.—Khatchig Mouradian, the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at Rutgers University and former editor of the Armenian Weekly, will deliver a lecture entitled, “Don’t come, Doctor, There is no [more...]

March 31, 2015 // 2 Comments

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