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Activists Turn Their Backs to Denialist Speakers at University of Toronto

TORONTO, Canada—On Feb. 27, Armenian youth held a silent protest at a lecture, entitled “WWI 100th Anniversary: Human Suffering in Eastern Anatolia,” that featured genocide deniers Justin McCarthy and Bruce Fein. Organized by the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations, the lecture was [more...]

February 27, 2015 // 48 Comments

South Dakota is the 43rd state to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

South Dakota House Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Becomes 43rd State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide PIERRE, S.D. (Asbarez)—The South Dakota House of Representatives on Thurs., Feb. 26 passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, becoming the 43rd U.S. state to do so. South Dakota is the 43rd state to recognize the Armenian [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

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Congresswoman Chu Commemorates Anti-Armenian Massacres

Condemns Baku, Sumgait, Kirovabad Massacres, Defends Artsakh’s Right to Freedom WASHINGTON— U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to commemorate the Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad massacres, condemn ongoing Azerbaijani [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

House Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) questions Secretary Kerry during the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on President Obama's FY 2016 foreign aid request.

Sherman Calls on Kerry to ‘Show Courage,’ Recognize Armenian Genocide

Rep. Cicilline joined by key Committee members in submitting questions on Armenian Genocide, U.S.-Armenia relationship and range of Armenian American Foreign Aid Concerns House Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) questions Secretary Kerry during the House Foreign Affairs [more...]

February 26, 2015 // 7 Comments

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Around 1,000 ARF Members to Visit Artsakh on Feb. 27

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Around 1,000 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) will travel from Armenia to Artsakh (Karabagh) on Feb. 27, to express their solidarity with Artsakh and to commemorate the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms of 1988. During their visit, ARF members are [more...]

February 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

Police hang Turkish flags at the entrance of Starbucks locations across Adana

Police Hang Turkish Flags on Starbucks Storefronts in Adana

Special for the Armenian Weekly Adana Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Huseyin Sozlu instructed the municipality’s police to hang Turkish flags at the entrance of Starbucks locations across Adana on Feb. 22, in response to apologies issued by Starbucks and California-based designer Timothy Rose [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 31 Comments

A banner in the southwest province of Mugla reads, “We celebrate the 100th anniversary of our country being cleared of Armenians. We are proud of our glorious ancestors. –Young Atsizs.” (Atsizs refers to Nihal Atsiz, a leading ideologue of Turkish racism and a proponent of Turanism).

Banners Celebrating Genocide Displayed in Turkey

Anti-Armenian Protests Held in Istanbul ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Anti-Armenian banners celebrating the Armenian Genocide have begun to appear around Turkey and, on Feb. 22, two protests were held under the banner of “Demonstrations Condemning the Khojali Genocide and Armenian Terror,” in the Kadikoy [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 46 Comments

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Pope Francis Declares St. Gregory of Narek Doctor of the Church

VATICAN CITY (A.W.)—Pope Francis has declared celebrated 10th century Armenian mystic and poet, St. Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church. The Vatican said Monday that the Pope had agreed to bestow the honor on St. Gregory after the decision made by the Vatican’s office in charge [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Turkey Denies Report on Cancellation of Gallipoli Commemoration Events

Sources close to the Turkish government have denied the Sunday’s Zaman report that claimed the Gallipoli commemoration events have been canceled, according to Daily Sabah. “Sources from both the Presidency and Prime Ministry have refuted the claims that the commemorations have been canceled, [more...]

February 22, 2015 // 9 Comments

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