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A History of the Armenian Constitution

Walking around in Armenia and engaging in political conversation with any person of any class, gender, age, and background, one gets the sense that trust in the government is at an ultimate low today. Continuing the conversation and trying to get to the root of the problem, one then comes across [more...]

April 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Artsakh: One Year After the April War

  Special for the Armenian Weekly One year ago, Azerbaijan launched a full-scale military offensive against the Artsakh Republic along the Line of Contact (LoC). Failure by the command structure to heed the available intelligence credits the Azerbaijani forces with a surprise attack that not [more...]

March 31, 2017 // 9 Comments

From Eliza to Zehra: A ‘Hidden Armenian’ Superstar in Turkey

Special for the Armenian Weekly On March 26, 1913, an Armenian girl named Eliza was born in Arapgir, a town in Elazig (Kharpert), which is now part of Malatya province in eastern Turkey. Eliza was incredibly talented. She sang Turkish folk songs of all regions of Anatolia and became the first [more...]

March 30, 2017 // 6 Comments

Hamparian: I Will Not Tolerate Denial… Will you?

When someone knows the facts, and willingly rejects them, it’s not ignorance, it’s outright denial. If ignorance ignites hatred towards each other, then denial is the tool by which that hate is justified. The Promise will be in theaters on April 21 The Turkish Government has spent a fortune on [more...]

March 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

ARS Issues Statement on First Anniversary of 2016 April War

‘The ARS Remains on the Parapets, Ready for Any Sacrifice, Determined to Face Any Challenge Until Final Victory.’ The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Inc. released the following statement on March 28. The ARS was founded in 1910 *** We are already confronting another April, full of uncertainty [more...]

March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elections in Armenia: 8 Reasons to Vote for the ARF on April 2

  Special for the Armenian Weekly In this “BuzzFeed-age” we are all living in, perhaps a list-form article may be an appropriate change in pace from my previous, more exhaustive pieces covering the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. In my latest article on the missing ideological [more...]

March 29, 2017 // 3 Comments

Tchilingirian: Patriarchal Election Déjà Vu in Turkey

  Government Meddling in the Election is Inevitable, but not Decisive By Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian The election process of a new Armenian Patriarch in Turkey faces the customary state-imposed restrictions, administrative hurdles and arbitrary treatment of the Armenian community. In recent [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

Trust the ARF, Vote on April 2

On March 24, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Eastern United States Central Committee Released the Following Statement Ahead of Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections For over 125 years, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) has advocated for the fundamental rights of the Armenian nation. [more...]

March 24, 2017 // 3 Comments

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