ANCA urges President Obama to challenge Turkey's support for ISIS.

ANCA Urges Obama to Challenge Turkey’s Support for ISIS

Hachikian: “Mr. President, we need not lie for Turkey; nor are we obliged to passively accept its transparently false denials.” WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) joined growing calls for U.S. leadership in challenging Turkey’s manipulation of the Syria [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

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ARF Expresses Solidarity with Kobani Resistance

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) issued a statement on Oct. 8 condemning Turkey for blocking the road for assistance to the Kurdish resistance in Kobani against ISIS, while for three years it has allowed radical militants to cross the border unhindered. The statement [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 5 Comments


Kristof: Erdogan Said 1915 not Genocide ‘to My Face’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (A.W.)—Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof told Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio’s Forum program, that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told him in no uncertain terms that he did not believe what happened to the Armenians was [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 16 Comments

A building destroyed by bombing in Aleppo on Oct. 2

Attack on Aleppo’s Nor Kiugh Intensifies

ALEPPO, Syria (Asbarez)–Bombing of the predominantly Armenian neighborhood of Nor Kiugh intensified on Oct. 4, with local residents reporting that new types of explosives were being used that cause widespread destruction, with flames spreading through several buildings. A building destroyed by [more...]

October 4, 2014 // 5 Comments

A scene from the discussion between Chomsky and Barsamian (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference at MIT a Success

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A distinguished line-up of speakers from Armenia, Turkey, Europe, and the United States examined Turkey, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and genocide reparations at the Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [more...]

October 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Participants in one of the trips led by Aghjayan and Mouradian (May 2014) meet with the daughter of a genocide survivor and her family. (Photo by George Aghjayan)

ARF-ER to Organize Multiple Trips to Western Armenia

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region, through its “Armenian Genocide Justice” Centennial Committee, recently announced plans to organize a series of trips to Western Armenia led by scholars and activists Khatchig Mouradian and George Aghjayan. Both Mouradian and Aghjayan [more...]

October 1, 2014 // 10 Comments

(From L to R) IL 10th District Congressional Candidate Bob Dold (R) at a community gathering with ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian and ANC-IL activist Claude Ohanesian.

ANCA Endorses Robert Dold in Key Illinois Congressional Race

Former Congressional Armenian Caucus Vice-Chair Brings Strong Track Record of Support for Genocide Affirmation, Return of Churches, and Artsakh Self-Determination WASHINGTON—With the 2014 Congressional elections less than 40 days away, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has [more...]

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover page of Unit 2 of the Middle School textbook on the history of the Turkish Revolution and Ataturk. (Photo: The Armenian Weekly)

Scholars, Activists Condemn Turkish Textbooks Vilifying Armenians

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkish scholars, artists, and writers harshly condemned primary and middle school textbooks that are replete with anti-Armenian rhetoric in Turkey, and demanded that the books be pulled from circulation. An image of page 23 of the Middle School textbook on the history of [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 18 Comments

Ankara poster competition to portray Armenians as genocidal, traitors

Ankara Poster Competition to Portray Armenians as Genocidal, Traitors

Winner to Be Announced on Dink Assassination Anniversary ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Ankara’s public Gazi University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan, has announced the launch of a poster competition that encourages participants to design artworks on the theme, “Everyone Sleeping: [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 46 Comments

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Speier Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Church

WASHINGTON–Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) today released the following statement in response to the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria by the Islamic State, or ISIL. Congresswoman Jackie Speier “ISIL’s actions can only be [more...]

September 25, 2014 // 3 Comments

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