Special Reports

Destruction at Tadem: The Purge of the Armenians

Special for the Armenian Weekly Yet another plague has recently shaken Turkey: the purges of academics from Turkish universities. According to the BIA news network, 4,811 academics from 112 universities have been discharged by five statutory decrees declared during the state of emergency. Fifteen [more...]

February 22, 2017 // 7 Comments

How Istanbul’s Kuleli Military High School Became an Armenian Orphanage

The consequences of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt have been top news items in the Turkish media for months. And one of the topics widely discussed is what will become of the Kuleli Military High School in Istanbul, which was closed down by decree of the Turkish government on July 31. Armenian [more...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Soccer: Economics May Be Killing the Romance in Modern Day Soccer

  Special for the Armenian Weekly  Trevor Francis, a former England International soccer player made headlines in February 1979 by becoming the first ₤1 million player. The English media went to town with coverage of his transfer to Nottingham Forest for a then record fee. The previous [more...]

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Javakhk: Historical Overview, Current Issues

  Special for the Armenian Weekly Javakhk (called Samstekh-Javakheti by Georgians)—a historically Armenian region in the southern part of the Republic of Georgia—remains a forgotten fabric in our modern day pursuit to help our homeland develop and prosper. The Akhalkalak Fortress (Photo: [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

HRW Highlights Human Rights Abuses in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey

NEW YORK (A.W.)—Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently published its 2017 World Report—the organization’s annual review of human rights abuses around the globe—in which it highlighted several human rights abuses that took place in Armenia in 2016, including authorities’ use of excessive and [more...]

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Report: 165 Armenian Servicemen Died in 2016

  YEREVAN (A.W.) – A total of 165 Armenian servicemen—147 full-time soldiers and 18 volunteers—were killed in 2016, according to a new report released by Armenia-based NKR Servicemen in Shushi (Photo: Araz Chiloyan) April of 2016 marked the first time the Armenian Armed Forces [more...]

January 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Turkey: Historic Urfa Church Given to Islamic School Foundation

Yet another example of intolerance has taken place in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa (Urfa)—the historic Assyrian Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the city is now being used as a municipality-owned cultural center and the foundation of the Islamic school of Harran University. The [more...]

December 23, 2016 // 3 Comments

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