The children of Camp Armen with Hrant Guzelian, the founder of the camp standing on the right

Camp Armen to Be Returned to Armenians?

ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Fatih Ulusoy, the current owner of Camp Armen, said on May 23 that he would sign the transfer of the property over to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Foundation. Camp Armen is the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided asylum for Armenian [more...]

May 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

A scene from the protest (Photo: 'Kamp Armen Yıkılmasın' Facebook page)

Istanbul Protesters Demand Camp Armen Return

ISTANBUL (A.W.)–The Nor Zartonk Armenian youth movement of Istanbul held a solidarity demonstration in Istanbul on May 22 that called on authorities to stop the demolition of Camp Armen and urged the return of the confiscated property to the Armenian community. Over 1,000 demonstrators [more...]

May 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) started an action alert to urge Congress to support swift U.S. action against Turkey's destruction of Camp Armen.

ANCA Action Alert: Stop Demolition of Camp Armen

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has issued an action alert calling on the public to urge Congress to support swift U.S. action against Turkey’s destruction of Camp Armen, the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 5 Comments

Aram I being welcomed by the Armenian Community of Philadelphia

Aram I Visits East Coast Armenian Communities

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia, is currently on a Pontifical visit to the Eastern United States. His Holiness’ visit, which officially began on May 7, will conclude on June 4, when he will open the Eastern Prelacy’s [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

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Armenia Advances to Eurovision 2015 Final (Video)

VIENNA, Austria (A.W.)–Armenia, represented by the group “Genealogy,” has moved forward to the final stage of the Eurovision 2015 contest. Armenia was one of 16 countries taking part in the first semi-finals in Vienna on May 19. Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Serbia, Hungary, [more...]

May 19, 2015 // 9 Comments

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ANC Europe Endorses HDP in Turkey Parliamentary Elections

BRUSSELS—The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD/ANC Europe) has called on Turkish citizens living in Europe to vote for the leading pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (Halkların Demokratik Partisi, HDP) in the June 7 parliamentary elections in Turkey. [more...]

May 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pavillion curator Adelina Cuberyan von Furstenberg accepts the award on behalf of Armenia (photo:

Armenia Wins Venice Biennale 2015 Golden Lion Award

VENICE (A.W.)—Armenia’s national pavilion won the Venice Biennale 2015 Golden Lion award for Best National Participation on May 9. The pavilion, entitled “Armenity,” is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide and curated by renowned international curator Adelina Cuberyan von [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 4 Comments

Armen Rustamyan

Rustamyan: We Must Ensure Safety of Syrian Armenians

Bouchakjian: Fate of the Community Is Not a Matter of Concern for Syrian-Armenian Leaders Alone YEREVAN/BEIRUT (A.W.)—Armen Rustamyan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau and head of the party’s political affairs, said that the situation in Syria has [more...]

May 13, 2015 // 9 Comments

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