Garo Paylan Appeals to Constitutional Court Over Suspension

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Armenian member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) appealed to the Constitutional Court on Jan. 16 for interrupting his speech and his suspension from Parliament for mentioning the Armenian Genocide, Istanbul-based Agos newspaper [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

Twenty-Year-Old Armenian Serviceman Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Andranik Musikyan (b. 1997) was killed by Azerbaijani fire on the southern direction of the Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh) Line of Contact (LoC) on Jan. 18. The NKR Ministry of Defense released a statement announcing Musikyan’s death and extending [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lavrov Opposes Lapshin’s Extradition

Lavrov: ‘Russia Is Opposed to the Criminalization of Visits by Journalists or Other People to This Territory or Other Territories in Different Regions’ Sergey Lavrov MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that Russia opposes and will act to prevent the [more...]

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Gagik Tsarukyan Officially Announces Return to Armenian Politics

  YEREVAN (A.W.)—Businessman and founder of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Gagik Tsarukyan announced on Jan. 17 that he will be returning to politics and participating in Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections. The announcement came a little more than a month after PAP chair and [more...]

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

ANCA Welcomes MCC Dialogue with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), following a recent discussion with Congressman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), welcomed his support, as Chairman of the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee, for a new, education-oriented Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant for [more...]

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Garo Paylan Suspended from Turkish Parliament for Referring to Genocide

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Armenian member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was temporarily banned from parliamentary sessions after referring to the Armenian Genocide during deliberations on proposed changes to the country’s constitution on Jan. 13. Paylan [more...]

January 14, 2017 // 8 Comments

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