Attorney Amal Clooney (L) criticized Turkey’s track record on violations of freedom of expression, calling it 'disgraceful.'

ECHR Holds Hearing on Genocide Denial (Detailed Report)

STRASBOURG (A.W.)—The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held a Grand Chamber hearing on Jan. 28, in the case of Dogu Perincek v. Switzerland. The case stems from a Swiss court verdict that in 2007 fined Perincek, a Turkish ultra-nationalist activist and chairman of Turkey’s Workers’ [more...]

January 28, 2015 // 11 Comments

Armenians celebrate Diarentarach at the St. Etchmiadzin Church in Mosul in February 2014. (Photo: Iraqi Armenians Facebook page)

Armenian Church Torched, as Fighting over Mosul Intensifies

Dr. Henry Astarjian Provides Analysis in Armenian Weekly Interview Militants of the Islamic State (IS) have burned down an Armenian church in Mosul, northern Iraq, reported Erbil-based BasNews. IS insurgents have been continuously destroying churches, shrines, and homes since taking control of the [more...]

January 27, 2015 // 3 Comments

The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) concluded on Jan. 24.

Declaration of 32nd ARF World Congress

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) convened its 32nd World Congress in Dilijan, Armenia, from Jan. 16 and 24. Delegates from all ARF-D organizational regions and party members with consultative status participated. The 32nd World Congress of the ARF concluded on Jan. 24. [more...]

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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ACO Releases Statement on Armenian Genocide

The Action Chrétienne en Orient (ACO) Fellowship released the following statement calling on its member churches to devote one Sunday in 2015 to the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The Action Chrétienne en Orient was originally created to provide assistance to the victims of the genocide [more...]

January 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) concluded on Jan. 24.

32nd ARF World Congress Concludes, Elects New Bureau

YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) delegates, leaders, and observers came to Yerevan from around the world on Jan. 16-24 for the 32nd ARF World Congress, the party’s highest decision-making assembly. The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation concluded on [more...]

January 24, 2015 // 9 Comments

Gultan Kışanak, Diyarbakir metropolitan mayor, delivering her remarks. (Photo by Gulisor Akkum)

Dink’s Assassination Anniversary Commemorated in Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—The eighth anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination was commemorated in Diyarbakir’s Cegerxweyn Cultural Center this week. Gultan Kışanak, Diyarbakir metropolitan mayor, attended the commemoration, which was organized by the city’s Armenian community and a local [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

UCLA Student Council members read the resolution before the vote.

UCLA Student Body Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

WESTWOOD, Calif.—The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student body government on Tuesday night unanimously voted to divest $72.6 million-worth of University of California bonds and investments in the Republic of Turkey for its crimes in—and continued denial of—the Armenian [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

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