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Balakian Reads with Kurdish Poet in Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey—On May 27, author Peter Balakian read poetry with Kurdish poet Tawa Nemir in Diyarbakir (Dikranagerd) to a packed audience at the chic vegan Gabo Café in the old city. According to various journalists who covered the event, no joint reading with an Armenian writer had happened [more...]

June 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Take Place in Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—An Armenian Genocide commemoration event will take place in Diyarbakir on April 24 at the Surp Giragos Armenian Church. The Surp Giragos Church in Diyarbakir/Dikranagerd (Photo by Gulisor Akkum, the Armenian Weekly) “Diyarbakir is the location where—100 years after [more...]

April 2, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Hidden Armenians of Western Armenia

The following was adapted from ‘Historic Armenia After 100 Years’ (Stone Garden Press, $39.95, Pub. Feb. 2015) by Matthew Karanian. Pre-order now for $35 postpaid in the U.S. from Stone Garden Productions, PO Box 7758, Northridge, CA 91327, or pay with credit card by requesting an invoice from [more...]

February 2, 2015 // 6 Comments

Kharpert: The Golden Plain of the Armenian Plateau

The following excerpt has been adapted from Historic Armenia After 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia (Stone Garden Press, $39.95, Pub. Feb. 2015) by Matthew Karanian. The fortress of Kharpert is perched atop an empty hillside. This hillside had been the Armenian Quarter [more...]

January 6, 2015 // 7 Comments