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The Punchline: Keskin Heads to Prison?

About a week before the Perincek versus Switzerland retrial was scheduled to begin at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Jan. 28, a Turkish court handed down a 10-month prison sentence to long-time human rights activist and lawyer Eren Keskin. A Turkish court handed down a ten-month [more...]

January 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

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A Document that Cries Out

Special for the Armenian Weekly My maternal grandparents were from Dikranagerd (or Tigranakert, now Diyarbakir), where my mother Mari and uncle Mgrditch were also born. My recollection of my grandmother Gadar growing up in Cairo was that of a kind, gentle soul, a very sad person who spoke little, [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 4 Comments

I only saw one man lying bullet-ridden, face down, on the sidewalk.

Letter: Hrant Dink (1954-1915)

Dear Editor, The title is not a misprint. Hrant Dink was murdered in 1915. Hrant Dink was murdered because of 1915, because he brought out the truth about 1915. Hrant Dink The same criminals who planned and implemented 1915 also murdered Hrant Dink. The criminals in 1915 did not only murder people [more...]

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eric Nazarian stands in front of posters for the conference, ‘1915, Hrant and Justice,’ in Ankara.

A Wish for Aladdin and the Future of Atonement

The following is the text of the speech given by Eric Nazarian in Ankara, Turkey, on Jan. 17, 2015, for the conference, ‘1915, Hrant and Justice.’ Henry Theriault, chair of the Philosophy Department at Worcester State College, also participated in the conference. Thank you for being here today [more...]

January 19, 2015 // 12 Comments

Children walk in the churchyard of Soorp Echmiadzin, a sixth century church in the region of Van in historic Western Armenia. Photo © 2014 Matthew Karanian, Reprinted with Permission.

Searching for Historic Armenia after 100 Years

…And Finding that There’s Enough to Fill a Book Special for the Armenian Weekly The last boat had just departed Aghtamar Island and I was on board, heading back to the mainland near Van, when a young Kurdish man sat next to me. He was wearing a sweatshirt from an American college and after [more...]

January 13, 2015 // 15 Comments

Aram Hamparian

Hamparian: Particularly Vicious

As we pivot toward reparations and make progress within Turkey itself, we will—as Armenians—be lectured without end about our responsibility to meet Turkey half-way on the Armenian Genocide, to accept the patently false and immoral premise that the truth lies somewhere between two [more...]

January 12, 2015 // 8 Comments

There was and there was not

Letter: Conformists or Individuals?

Dear Editor, I just finished reading Meline Toumani’s book entitled, There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility In Turkey, Armenia and Beyond. I feel obligated and qualified to express my views on the content of this controversial book because I am an American of Armenian [more...]

January 7, 2015 // 32 Comments

The Armenian Youth Center of Akhalkalak

Javakhk Armenians Eagerly Await Their Piece of the Georgian Dream

The Georgian Dream Party (GDP) dramatically came to power in 2012 on the back of a popular message. The GDP claimed that Mikhail Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM) had become authoritarian and lost touch with the people. The message was strong: The government will deliver for the people [more...]

January 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) leader Vahan Hovannesian

Remembering Vahan Hovannesian

The passing of Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Unger Vahan Hovannesian has reverberated through the veins of the party—from the Bureau to the Gomidehs. There was Hovannesian the man, with his stories and humor. There was Hovannesian the politician, “seasoned” and [more...]

January 5, 2015 // 3 Comments

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