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Demirbas Released from Jail Due to Deteriorating Health

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—Abdullah Demirbas, the former mayor of the Sur municipality in Diyarbakir, was released from jail earlier this week after his lawyers filed an appeal based on his deteriorating health, reported Turkey’s Bianet news service. Demirbas reportedly suffers from deep vein [more...]

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments


Mkrtchyan to Discuss Constitutional Reforms in Boston, Chicago, NY

Former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member and Armenian Education Minister Levon Mkrtchyan will visit the Armenian communities of the Eastern United States next week, when he will speak about the proposed constitutional reforms in Armenia. Levon Mkrtchyan Mkrtchyan will speak at [more...]

October 5, 2015 // 2 Comments


Armenia’s National Assembly Approves Proposed Constitutional Reforms

YEREVAN—Armenia’s National Assembly approved the proposed package of constitutional reforms earlier today, with a vote of 103 to 10. Three members of the National Assembly abstained. The proposed reforms call for a shift from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary form of government. [more...]

October 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

President of EAFJD Kaspar Karampetian

EAFJD Urges Minsk Group to Adopt Objective Stance

President of EAFJD Kaspar Karampetian Kaspar Karampetian, the president of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD), recently sent a letter to the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, in which he urged them to steer [more...]

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

HDP co-chairs Demirtaş (L) and Yüksekdağ (R) announce the party's election platform in Ankara (Photo: DHA)

HDP Election Platform Promises Armenian Genocide Recognition

Party’s Election Platform Comes amid Ongoing Violence and Arrests in Turkey The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will, if elected, recognize the Armenian Genocide, according to their elections platform released on Oct. 2.  HDP Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ [more...]

October 2, 2015 // 2 Comments

A delegation of representatives of the ARF and ANCA met with  President Serge Sarkisian on Sept. 30

ARF, ANCA Representatives Meet with Sarkisian in DC

WASHINGTON—A delegation of representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) met with Armenian President Serge Sarkisian on Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C. A delegation of representatives of the ARF and ANCA met with President [more...]

October 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

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Sarkisian Addresses UN General Assembly, Highlights Baku’s Aggression

NEW YORK, N.Y. (A.W.)—Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian addressed the 70th Session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, on Sept. 29. The president took the opportunity to thank various world leaders and governments for their efforts to [more...]

September 29, 2015 // 4 Comments

An Artsakh Defense Army soldier on the frontline

Artsakh Retaliates, Reports Azeri Casualties

Minsk Group: We Urge Azerbaijan to Accept Mechanism to Investigate Ceasefire Violations STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—The Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Ministry on Sept. 28 announced that its Defense Forces had responded to the aggressive actions of the Azerbaijani Army over the past week [more...]

September 28, 2015 // 17 Comments

President Sarkisian during his speech on Sept. 26

Sarkisian: We Will Chase Down Azeri Perpetrators

Armenian President Serge Sarkisian delivered the following remarks on the recent ceasefire violations and killings of Armenian civilians and soldiers by Azerbaijani artillery fire.  He vowed to “expose and chase down each individual guilty of such crimes, from the private soldier executing [more...]

September 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

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