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An activist holding poet Daniel Varoujan’s photo at one of the commemoration events in Istanbul. (Photo: Khatchig Mouradian)

Choosing ‘Co-Resistance’ Rather than ‘Turkish-Armenian Dialogue’

Competing Narratives of Suffering The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance A global non-governmental and governmental regime has arisen to promote “dialogue,” “reconciliation,” and various “peace processes” among peoples in conflict. I have no abstract objection [more...]

May 22, 2015 // 6 Comments

Vice President Joe Biden sandwiched between Armenia President Serge Sarkisian and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power

VP Joe Biden Keeps Low Profile in DC

  WASHINGTON—It wasn’t bad enough that President Barack Obama again declined to properly acknowledge the Armenian Genocide in this Centennial year. Bad enough, too, that he skirted the ceremonies in D.C. this month and failed to acknowledge the visiting President of Armenia Serge [more...]

May 22, 2015 // 6 Comments

The Pro-Kurdish HDP has Armenians on its list of candidates, including Murad Mihçi, Filor Uluk Benli, and Garapet (Garo) Paylan.

All Eyes on Turkey: Parliamentary Elections on June 7

Turkish-Armenian Candidates on Ballots Special for the Armenian Weekly On Sun., June 7 the people of Turkey’s 85 electoral districts will head to the polls to elect the members of their 25th National Grand Assembly of Turkey (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, TBMM).   ‘New Constitution’  [more...]

May 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

Activists gather to block the demolition of Camp Armen

Nor Zartonk: Turkey’s Politics of Annihilation Continues

The following statement was issued by Nor Zartonk, a youth movement in Istanbul, on the recent demolition order targeting Camp Armen, the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided asylum for Armenian orphans until 1983. Demolition began on May 6, despite campaigns [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

A scene from the Armenian Genocide commemoration event at the Haydarpasha train station (photo: George Aghjayan)

Seferian: More than One April 24, 2015, in Istanbul

Special for the Armenian Weekly It was the evening of April 24, 2015, and I was sitting on the street in Istanbul, right near where Istiklal Avenue starts off from Taksim Square. The area had been closed off especially for us—a part of town usually bustling (bursting, really) with people. Those [more...]

May 18, 2015 // 4 Comments

Hundreds gathered for a commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in Ankara (Photo: Mehmet Ozer)

Barsoumian Delivers Speech in Ankara on April 25 (Full Text)

There Is No Peace without Justice The following talk was given by Armenian Weekly Editor Nanore Barsoumian in Ankara on April 25. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups and political organizations from Turkey, including the Human Rights Association, Dur-De, and the leading [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 7 Comments

Seda Byurat speaking at the Armenian Genocide commemoration event in Ankara (Photo: Mehmet Ozer)

Byurat: My Grandfather’s Legacy

The following talk was given by Seda Byurat in Ankara on April 25. Byurat is the great-great-granddaughter of prominent Armenian writer Smbat Byurat, who was arrested and killed in 1915. Byurat currently is a student at UC San Diego. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Barsamian: A Century Is a Long Time. It Is and It Isn’t.

The following talk was given by Alternative Radio founder and director David Barsamian in Ankara on April 25. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups and political organizations from Turkey, including the Human Rights Association, Dur-De, and the leading pro-Kurdish political [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Makasdjian: Giving Voice to a Lifetime of Unanswered Questions

The following talk was given by co-founder and board member of the Genocide Education Project Roxanne Makasdjian in Ankara on April 25. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups and political organizations from Turkey, including the Human Rights Association, Dur-De, and the [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

George Aghjayan speaking at the Armenian Genocide commemoration event in Ankara (Photo: Mehmet Ozer)

Aghjayan: Descendants of the Remnants of the Sword

The following talk was given by scholar and activist George Aghjayan in Ankara on April 25. The commemoration was co-sponsored by 18 human rights groups and political organizations from Turkey, including the Human Rights Association, Dur-De, and the leading pro-Kurdish political party HDP. The [more...]

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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