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

Urgent Call from Women in Turkey: Help Us Prevent Massacre

The following statement was issued by the Women’s Freedom Assembly in Turkey on Aug. 18. Urgent Call from Women in Turkey: Help Us Prevent Massacre! Last week, Silopi, a city close to the Iraqi and Syrian borders with Turkey, was placed under siege by the Turkish military. Many civilians were [more...]

August 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

ABA Issues Statement on Recent Events at Camp Armen

The Armenian Bar Association issued the following statement regarding the Aug. 13 attack of activists at Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp in Istanbul, on the 100th day of their live-in demonstration.   With grave concern, the Armenian Bar Association has learned that members of the [more...]

August 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

ABA Condemns Police Response to ‘Electric Yerevan’ Protests

Calls for Diasporan, International Vigilance The Armenian Bar Association (ABA) issued the following statement condemning the use of force by Armenian authorities on June 23, when the Electric Yerevan protesters were met with water cannons and beatings and arrests at the hands of the police. It [more...]

June 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

ARF Demands Release of Protesters

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Press Office on June 23 issued the following statement regarding the recent assault on and arrest of protesters for demanding the reversal of the decision to increase electricity tariffs in Armenia. Over the past few days, representatives of Armenian [more...]

June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

MA Rabbis Call on Turkey, U.S., and Israel to Recognize Genocide

The following statement was issued by the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis on the occasion of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The Massachusetts Board of Rabbis reaches out in solidarity and sorrow to Armenians everywhere on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We acknowledge the [more...]

June 10, 2015 // 3 Comments

Nor Zartonk: Turkey’s Politics of Annihilation Continues

The following statement was issued by Nor Zartonk, a youth movement in Istanbul, on the recent demolition order targeting Camp Armen, the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided asylum for Armenian orphans until 1983. Demolition began on May 6, despite campaigns [more...]

May 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

Turkey Rights Groups Issue Statement on April 24

Human rights organizations in Turkey, under the umbrella group “100th Year – Stop Denialism,” issued the following statement on April 24: Precisely 100 years ago today, the first arrests that came to symbolize the Armenian Genocide began in Istanbul. The Assyrians and Greeks too were victims [more...]

April 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

AGCCA Issues Statement on Obama’s April 24 Address

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America (AGCCA) issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s April 24 address. We are deeply disappointed President Obama has chosen to break his promise and stand apart from the global community on speaking the truth about [more...]

April 25, 2015 // 4 Comments

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