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Istanbul Patriarchate’s General Vicar Ateshian Resigns

  ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)— On May 24, Aram Ateshian, the General Vicar of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul, officially resigned, reported Istanbul-based Agos news. Aram Ateshian For the past couple of months, the Armenians of Turkey have made efforts towards holding Patriarchal [more...]

May 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

Camp Armen to be Rebuilt into a Social and Cultural Facility

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)— Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, which was returned to the Gedikpasha Armenian Protestant Church Foundation on Oct. 27, 2015, will be rebuilt as a social and cultural facility, reported Istanbul based Hurriyet Daily [more...]

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkey Removes Assyrian Sculpture, Continues Crackdown on Christians

Turkish authorities have removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has yet been provided by the Turkish Government. The removed sculpture (Photo: AINA) The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a lamassu, was [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ankara Police Attack Participants of Hrant Dink Rally

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Ankara police attacked participants of a memorial rally dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination on Jan. 19, Istanbul-based Agos reported. A scene from the Ankara rally (Photo: Agos) A commemorative rally was organized in the capital’s Yuksel [more...]

January 19, 2017 // 4 Comments

7th Annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration Held in Istanbul

Special for the Armenian Weekly ISTANBUL, Turkey—On an overcast evening amid the threat of rain, the 7th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide took place in Istanbul. These commemorations, which first began in 2010 in Taksim Square and grew in size every year, reached their zenith with [more...]

April 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

Turkey Summons German Ambassador over Genocide Teaching Guide

On Feb. 19, the German ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry to give a statement on a new German textbook centered on the Armenian Genocide. On Feb. 19, the German ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry to give a statement on a new German [more...]

April 9, 2016 // 5 Comments

Famed Armenian Poet Zareh Khrakhouni Passes Away in Istanbul

‘Poetry is primarily an intellectual art that speaks directly to the idea.’ —Zareh Khrakhouni Zareh Khrakhouni ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Famed Armenian poet Zareh Khrakhouni passed away in Istanbul on Nov. 27 at the age of 89. Khrakhouni (born Arto Jumbishian) was born in Istanbul on Oct. 26, [more...]

November 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

Turkey’s Shame: The Case of Fatma and Azad Tokmak

Special for the Armenian Weekly The following quote contains what reportedly happened to Fatma Tokmak, a Kurdish woman from Sirnak in Turkey’s Kurdistan, when she was arrested in 1996: “They blindfolded me when they put me in the police car. I was holding Azad in my arms. The police officers [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 2 Comments