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For the first time in its 91-year history, the Republic of Turkey held direct presidential elections, won by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly)

Turkey’s Post-Post-Modern Coup and U.S. Foreign Policy

Special for the Armenian Weekly Turkey is no stranger to changes in regime. The administration in Ankara has seen fundamental, abrupt shifts a number of times since the Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923. Following the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1938, the military perceived itself as the [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 4 Comments

An endangered viper near Mount Amoulsar

Letter: Amoulsar, A Mining Disaster in Armenia

The following is an open letter by the Save Teghut Civic Initiative, a coalition of groups and individuals concerned about Armenia’s environment, urging Armenians worldwide to refrain from supporting the Amoulsar mining project, which aims to extract gold from Mount Amoulsar in the Vayots Dzor [more...]

November 7, 2014 // 30 Comments

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Bedrosyan: Three Fugitives and a Great Crime

Nov. 2, 1918 was a turning point in Turkish, German, and Armenian history. Three days after the Marine Minister of Ottoman-Turkey signed the Mudros Ceasefire Treaty aboard the British warship Agamemnon, accepting defeat in the First World War, a German submarine picked up three people from three [more...]

November 3, 2014 // 8 Comments

Karen Petrosyan was quickly apprehended, labeled a “saboteur,” and pronounced dead under Azerbaijani custody the following day.

Protecting Humanitarian Norms, Avoiding Escalation

Special for the Armenian Weekly On Mon., Oct. 27, the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Paris for another set of negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. On July 11, footage appeared on Armenian TV of one of the captives, Dilgam Askerov, being dragged by masked Special Forces [more...]

October 28, 2014 // 9 Comments

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No Friends but the Mountains: ISIS and the Kurdish Struggle

Special for the Armenian Weekly On June 6, ISIS forces captured the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Islamist forces, outnumbered 15 to 1, overran the city, forcing Iraqi national army soldiers to abandon their weapons and flee. The militants killed soldiers and civilians, raided banks, and released fellow [more...]

October 22, 2014 // 13 Comments

An image of the Armenian Orphan Rug, 11'7" x 18'5", and comprised of 4,404,206 individual knots. It took the Armenian girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of the Near East Relief Society 10 months to weave.

Khachatourian: Orphan Rug Display and Genocide Recognition by White House

White House tells Asbarez Turkey should acknowledge its past After Rep. Adam Schiff reported Wednesday that the White House will be exhibiting the Armenian Orphan Rug in November, a senior Obama Administration official told Asbarez in an email that the “President and other senior Administration [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Kurt: Bardakçı’s Chest as a Cognovit

Special for the Armenian Weekly In Kanunların Ruhu: Emval-i Metruke Kanunlarında Soykırımın İzini Sürmek (The Spirit of the Laws: Pursuing the Trace of Genocide on the Abandoned Property Laws), Taner Akçam and I exposed the ways in which the moveable and unmovable properties of the [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 2 Comments

Save the ‘Tamada’!

Sahagian: Save the ‘Tamada’!

We in the diaspora are losing one of the most pleasurable elements of our culture: toast-mastering, or tamadayutyun in Armenian. This is ever more apparent when we gather for feasts and our glasses cling together for a mere “Genats.” We have lost the words that define Armenian gatherings, and [more...]

October 10, 2014 // 2 Comments

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