Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace (Photo: Official Website of the Turkish President)

Turkey’s Tactics of ‘Oriental Slyness’

Turkey has announced that the annual commemoration of the Gallipoli Dardanelles battles of World War I, which was traditionally held on March 18, will be held on April 24 this year. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited more than 120 world leaders, including President Serge Sarkisian of [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 31 Comments

Former coalition partners, oligarch Gagik Tsarukyan and President Serge Sarkisian, have gone from allies to adversaries over recent weeks.

The Cup Runneth Over: A New Era of Oligarchic Competition

Special for the Armenian Weekly Civic activist Artak Khachatryan was kidnapped by three masked men in front of a shopping center in Yerevan, on Sat., Feb. 7. Hours later, he was found unconscious on the side of a street near his home. Prosperous Armenia member Artak Khachatryan lies in a hospital [more...]

February 14, 2015 // 16 Comments

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Not Another ‘Je Suis’ Article

Special for the Armenian Weekly The attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last month prompted millions of French citizens and people from around the world to celebrate the slain journalists as martyrs of freedom of speech. We have seen similar waves of reactions in Turkey, Armenia, [more...]

February 12, 2015 // 12 Comments

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Letter: Why Would NH Endorse a Foreign Dictator?

Below is an open letter by New Hampshire resident Aram Jeknavorian addressed to his state’s legislature, regarding an anti-Armenian bill, H.R.6, which may be brought before the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Feb. 11. *** Dear New Hampshire State Representative, As a proud citizen of [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Jan. 15, in the presence of 16 soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes representing various Turkic people in history. (Photo: Official website of the President of Turkey)

Astarjian: A Quadruple Historic Bypass

Special for the Armenian Weekly Major occurrences have studded the globe and civilizations— events, some good (such as the three monotheistic religions, though some argue to the contrary), and some evil (like the Great Flood which engulfed land, sparing the peaks, thus creating the Mediterranean [more...]

February 2, 2015 // 8 Comments

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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 // 3 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 // 6 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

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