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The interior of the Surp Giragos Armenian Apostolic Church (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian)

Turkish Ministry: Diyarbakir’s Churches Will Not Be Closed Down

Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning: Expropriated Churches Will Be Restored to Their Original Condition   DIYARBAKIR (A.W.)—Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning said in a statement, that the churches in Diyarbakir’s Sur district will be restored to their original [more...]

August 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sarkis Kouyumjian

Syrian-Armenian Sarkis Kouyumjian Killed in Aleppo

At Least Eight Syrian-Armenians Have Died Due to Violence in the Last Three Months ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—Sarkis Kouyumjian—a Syrian-Armenian who had suffered major head trauma during an attack on Aleppo’s Nor Kyugh district on Aug. 7—died on Aug. 12. Kouyumjian, who was being treated at the [more...]

August 12, 2016 // 3 Comments

The ANCA is expanding the Armenian American community's efforts against the flawed 'Madrid Principles' to include targeted calls upon the White House.

ANCA Launches White House Action Campaign for #NKPeace

Calls to Reject Reckless “Madrid Principles” Calls for a New, More Balanced and Sustainable Approach Which Respects Nagorno-Karabagh’s Right to Self-Determination WASHINGTON—Building on the momentum of last week’s grassroots campaign to members of the U.S. Senate and House, the Armenian [more...]

August 12, 2016 // 5 Comments

Gulen (L) and Kanter (R)

NBA Star Disowned by Family for Supporting Fethullah Gulen

OKLAHOMA, Okla. (A.W.)—The family of Turkish professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Oklahoma City Thunder Enes Kanter has publicly disowned him, after he pledged his allegiance to exiled Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric and founder of the Gülen movement [more...]

August 11, 2016 // 3 Comments

Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, who is on a working visit in Russia, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 10.  (Photo: kremlin.ru)

Sarkisian, Putin Meet in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, who is on a working visit in Russia, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 10. Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, who is on a working visit in Russia, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 10. (Photo: kremlin.ru) [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Sarkisian chairs a meeting of the NSC in Yerevan, in July. (Photo: president.am)

President Sarkisian Dismisses National Security Council Staff

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian issued an order on Aug. 10, dissolving the administrative staff of the country’s National Security Council (NSC). The NSC, which is made up by Armenia’s Prime Minister, Speaker of the Parliament, Justice Minister, and top Defense and [more...]

August 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Putin and Aliyev in Balu (Photo: kremlin.ru)

Putin, Aliyev Meet in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Baku on Aug. 8 to take part in the first trilateral meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan, Iran, and Russia. Putin and Aliyev in Baku (Photo: kremlin.ru) On the same day, Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held a [more...]

August 8, 2016 // 24 Comments

Armenian authorities have arbitrarily detained dozens of people linked to the ongoing, largely peaceful, protests and beaten many of them, HRW said on Aug. 5. (Photo: Photolure)

HRW: Arbitrary Detentions, Brutal Beatings in Yerevan

Authorities Rounded Up, Detained Protest Leaders in Wake of Police Station Occupation YEREVAN (HRW)—Armenian authorities have arbitrarily detained dozens of people linked to the ongoing, largely peaceful, protests and beaten many of them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Aug. 5. The authorities [more...]

August 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

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