Akcam addressing the 2015 International Hrant Dink Award ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 15

Akcam: Lemkin and the Question of Armenian and Kurdish Reforms

The following article is adapted from a keynote address delivered by Clark University Professor Taner Akçam, Endowed Chair of Armenian Genocide Studies, at the 2015 International Hrant Dink Award ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 15. Akcam addressing the 2015 International Hrant Dink Award [more...]

October 1, 2015 // 4 Comments

Ilham Aliyev (Photo:

It Is Time to Confront Aliyev’s Aggression

By Nora Hovsepian, Esq., and Steve Mesrobian Ilham Aliyev (Photo: Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev fears accountability. He wants to keep killing Armenians, inciting hatred, and playing to the most hateful anti-Armenian elements of his own population. At home, he wants to continue [more...]

October 1, 2015 // 6 Comments

President Serge Sarkisian (Photo: Official website of the President of Armenia)

Sarkisian Issues Congratulatory Message on Independence Day

On the occasion of the Republic of Armenia’s 24th independence anniversary, President Serge Sarkisian held a reception at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan. During the reception, Sarkisian delivered a congratulatory message to the Armenian people. His message read as [more...]

September 23, 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

Women's Resource Center participating in a demonstration for increased equality, Yerevan, 2013. (Photo by Svetlana Antonyan)

Matosian: Be the Change You Want to See in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly As descendants of Armenian Genocide survivors, many of us in the diaspora have built our identities and ideologies around the issue of demanding justice, truth, and reparations for this crime. As the Centennial approached, Armenians worldwide put forth the important [more...]

September 18, 2015 // 3 Comments


Soccer: The Road to Euro 2016 Runs through Yerevan

When the Euro 2016 qualification draw took place at the Palais des Congrès Acropolis in Nice, France, on Sun., Feb 23, 2014, one thing was abundantly clear: Armenia’s path to the finals would be difficult, but achieving qualification was an attainable goal. If the team could continue their [more...]

September 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

he 130-year-old Afrikian clubhouse, which once served as a milieu for cultural and political visionaries, recently fell victim to Millennium Construction’s bulldozers to make space for a new hotel project.

Reclaiming the Right to the City in ‘Elite’ Yerevan

Special for the Armenian Weekly ‘The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.’ –David Harvey The 130-year-old Afrikian clubhouse, which once served as a milieu for cultural and political [more...]

September 16, 2015 // 5 Comments

Abdullah Demirbaş (Photo:

Online Petition Calls for Release of Kurdish Politician Abdullah Demirbaş

Abdullah Demirbaş, the former mayor of the Sur municipality in Diyarbakir, was arrested by Turkish authorities in August. The charges filed against him haven’t yet been made public; according to sources, not even his lawyers have been privy to that information. The 49-year-old politician has [more...]

September 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

Sept. 2 marked the 24th anniversary of Nagorno-Karabagh's (Artsakh) independence

Artsakh at 24: A Reality Check

Sept. 2 marked the 24th anniversary of Nagorno-Karabagh’s (Artsakh) independence. This is a good time to take a reality check with respect to the situation in Artsakh. Since the ceasefire brokered by Russia in 1994, which brought the devastating war launched by the Azeris against the Artsakh [more...]

September 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

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