A collage of images from the Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Centennial Observance

Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Senators and Representative Participate in Solemn Remembrance WASHINGTON— Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for President Barack [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 3 Comments


Armenian Genocide Commemorations to Be Held in Ankara

18 Groups in Turkey Co-sponsor Event Featuring Multiple Voices from Diaspora ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—A series of Armenian Genocide commemorations will be held in Ankara on April 24-25 featuring writers, artists, and human rights activists from the Armenian Diaspora and Turkey. A series of Armenian [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 0 Comments


Helsinki Commission to Hold Hearing on Armenian Genocide Denial

Watch the Webcast Live WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, will hold an unprecedented Congressional hearing on the costs and consequences of Armenian Genocide denial. The hearing, titled, “A Century of Denial: The Armenian [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 4 Comments

The Austrian Parliament adopted a declaration recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Austria Adopts Genocide Declaration, Urges Turkey to Confront Past

BRUSSELS, Belgium—The Austrian Parliament adopted a declaration recognizing the Armenian Genocide and acknowledging the responsibility of the Austro-Hungarian Empire—an ally of the Ottoman Empire during World War I—and called on Turkey to reconcile with the dark pages of its past. The [more...]

April 23, 2015 // 1 Comment


Obama Not to Recognize Armenian Genocide

White House Briefs Armenian-American Leaders about President’s Decision to Exclude ‘Armenian Genocide’ from his April 24 Centennial Statement WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes confirmed to [more...]

April 21, 2015 // 85 Comments


Austria Recognizes Armenian Genocide

VIENNA (A.W.)—The Austrian Parliament drafted a statement on April 21 condemning the Armenian Genocide and calling on Turkey to face its past. According to sources, all six factions of parliament came together and agreed on the statement, which will be presented to the public on April 22. The [more...]

April 21, 2015 // 22 Comments

Senators Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)

Senators Introduce Centennial Resolution, Cite Pope’s Sermon

Senators Menendez, Kirk, Boxer, and Gardner Seek Improved Armenian-Turkish Relations Based on Ankara’s ‘Full-Acknowledgment’ of this Crime WASHINGTON—On the heels of Pope Francis’ historic statement reaffirming the Armenian Genocide and the European Parliament’s overwhelming [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

For Davutoglu, fighting genocide denial "is the mentality of the Middle Ages. The adoption of this mindset in France is the greatest danger to Europe.”

Turkey PM Offers Condolences, Denies Genocide

Hamparian: ‘Prime Minister Davutoglu’s fake apology today grants no recognition, accepts no responsibility, expresses no regret, and offers no reparations.’ ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu extended condolences on April 20 to descendants of “Ottoman [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 17 Comments

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Germany ‘Stands Behind’ Resolution on Armenian Genocide

BERLIN (AP)—Germany’s Parliament is set to use the term genocide in a resolution marking the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, and the government said today that it “stands behind” the motion drawn up by the ruling parties. A draft of the non-binding motion [more...]

April 20, 2015 // 12 Comments

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