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Letter: Beware of Righteousness

A Response to ‘Election 2016: Righteousness and Left-Leaning Progressivism’ Dear Editor: To quote Republican Governor Ronald Reagan in his presidential debate against Democratic President Jimmy Carter in 1980: “There you go again!” Once again Raffi Wartanian has offered a leftist polemic [more...]

March 18, 2016 // 3 Comments

Letter: Why Armenians Should Lean Right in 2016

A Response to ‘Why Armenians Should Lean Left in 2016’ Dear Editor: So dismayed and dumbfounded was I with Raffi Wartanian’s article, “Why Armenians Should Lean Left in 2016” (The Armenian Weekly, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, page 3) that I felt compelled to respond. Indeed, I was asked by [more...]

February 23, 2016 // 52 Comments

Letter: ‘Rainbow Armenia’

Dear Editor, For the first time, an LGBT Forum was held in Armenia. Yes, you read it right. An LGBT Forum. In Armenia. It was symbolically called “Rainbow.” Just a couple of years ago, organizing such a forum and then publicizing it seemed to be impossible. For me personally, participating in [more...]

October 30, 2015 // 16 Comments

Letter: Yes, They Are Telling Us Something

Dear Editor: On Sept. 18, Garen Yegparian published an article in Asbarez, which also appeared in the Armenian Weekly on Sept. 24. The title of the article was “Are They Trying to Telling Us Something?” The basic tenet of the article is that: – Azerbaijan is violating the ceasefire on a [more...]

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Letter: Happy September 21

Dear Editor: It is a Saturday afternoon in 1969 in Toronto. I am driving to the Community Center on Dupont Street for the AYF Juniors’ weekly meeting. I am the Varitch unger. Upon arrival I discover that I forgot my notes for the day’s topic at home. I come up with the following question to [more...]

September 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Mayor Abdullah Demirbaş Arrested in Diyarbakir

Dear Editor: On Aug. 9, Abdullah Demirbaş, the former mayor of the Sur municipality in Diyarbakir, was arrested by Turkish authorities in Diyarbakir. A long list of charges were filed against him, reported the local BIA News Center. Abdullah Demirbaş Demirbaş, a longtime advocate for Armenian [more...]

September 1, 2015 // 4 Comments

Turkey: A Flip and a Flop with Benefits!

Dear Editor, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not pass up an opportunity to bomb the Kurds on his way to attack ISIS strongholds in Syria. The United States has been waiting for months for Turkey to allow the use of Incirlik Air Base so that it can carry out air strikes against ISIS. [more...]

July 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Letter: ‘Discovering Zabelle’ Fuses Two Families

Dear Editor, Last week, you published my essay, “Discovering Zabelle,” beneath which I received a number of comments. One, in particular, written by Sheila Abdalian, caught my eye. Zabelle Abdalian, 1886-1962 “I am Sheila Abdalian, the daughter of Vahe Vahian (Sarkis Hagop Abdalian). I’m [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Watertown High Students Respond to Turkish Consul Letter to Globe

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On March 26, students in Watertown High School’s Armenian-language class drafted a “Letter to the Editor” to the Boston Globe in response to another letter published by the paper on March 20. Authored by Omur Budak, the consul general of Turkey in Boston, the letter, [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 5 Comments

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