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OSCE Media Freedom Representative Calls for Justice for Hrant Dink

VIENNA, Austria (OSCE)—Turkish authorities must intensify their efforts to find the masterminds behind the killing of prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, Dunja Mijatović, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, said on [more...]

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Garo Paylan: ‘I Call It Genocide; You Can Call It Whatever You Want’

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Armenian member of Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was temporarily banned from parliamentary sessions after referring to the Armenian Genocide during deliberations on proposed changes to the country’s constitution on Jan. 13. Paylan [more...]

January 17, 2017 // 23 Comments

Far from the Mountaintop

Three years ago, I worked at a polling station at a local election. A lady pulled up to our table in her wheelchair and wanted to vote. She went on at length to describe how, for years, she and her husband had come together to vote and had always gotten something to eat afterwards. After voting, [more...]

January 16, 2017 // 5 Comments

Some Clarifications About Havresc

By Baruyr Hagopian Baruyr Hagopian is the former chair of the Diocesan Assembly of the Armenian Church of Iraq. This article originally appeared in Horizon Weekly (in Armenian) on Jan. 9, and was translated by the Armenian Weekly. *** After reading several articles, I learned that a filmmaker named [more...]

January 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

Mensoian: Aliyev’s ‘Catch-22’ Dilemma

Special for the Armenian Weekly On the one hand, Armenians both inside and outside Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) have been hard at work rebuilding and strengthening the country. Its soldiers—some of whom have made the supreme sacrifice—protect the fledgling state against continuing Azerbaijani [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 13 Comments

AYF-YOARF Eastern U.S.: The Year Ahead and Years to Come

Sireli ungerner, hamagirner, AYF-YOARF Eastern United States We would like to wish our fellow ungers and community members a happy, successful, and prosperous New Year and a Merry Christmas. With 2017 well on its way, the Armenian Youth Federation-Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary [more...]

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

This New Year, I Thank You for Saving Us

From Persecution in Baku to Opportunity in the United States Special for the Armenian Weekly  “I thank God every day for saving us.” My father speaks these words occasionally whenever we discuss anything remotely related to our arrival to United States on Jan. 31, 1992.  Not an [more...]

January 3, 2017 // 9 Comments

A Tribute to Unger Tigran Sarkuni

By Ned (Nishan) Apigian Tigran, It seems like yesterday when the entire kazm (body) of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern United States Central Committee attended your wedding in Los Angeles. Where has all the time gone? *** I met Tigran some 20 years before we were elected to the [more...]

January 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

If Only This New Year: ‘Yernek Teh Ays Nor Tarin’ (Editorial)

‘If only this New Year, Armenia would be free…”(Photo: Araz B. Photography) New Year (Nor Tari) By: Raphael Patkanian If only this New Year Would bring an end to our sorrows, Evil would fade and good Would live in our hearts. If only this New Year Armenia would be free And fields [more...]

December 31, 2016 // 8 Comments

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