Special Reports

ARS YCP 2017: Armenian Youth Build Bridges at Columbia University

ARS of Eastern USA Youth Connect Program Takes Place on March 4 NEW YORK (A.W.)—On March 4, nearly 100 college-aged Armenian youth from across the U.S. and Canada braced subzero temperatures together at Columbia University for a full day of discussion, resource-sharing, and networking. The [more...]

March 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elections in Armenia: The Missing Ideological Battle

Setting Apart the Change Makers from the Pretenders Special for the Armenian Weekly We are less than one month out from the all-important National Assembly elections in Armenia, and with nine political parties and blocs confirmed as participants, the battle lines have been drawn. However as we take [more...]

March 10, 2017 // 11 Comments

Turkey: Historic Armenian Church in Kayseri to be Turned into a Library

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet recently reported that the historic Surp Asdvadzadzin (Mother Mary/Meryem Ana) Armenian church in the city of Kayseri will be turned into a library and “book café.” According to the report, the project has a budget of six-million Turkish liras. The exterior [more...]

March 6, 2017 // 3 Comments

Soccer: Armenia’s World Cup Qualifying Campaign Resumes in March

  Special for the Armenian Weekly For an international soccer fan, the winter break of any qualifying campaign can seem like an eternity. For the teams and players, a four and a half month hiatus from international action can serve as an unwelcome disruption to a team in form, or a purgatorial [more...]

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elections in Armenia Explained: New Rules, New Voting, New Powers

  Special for the Armenian Weekly On April 2, Armenia will go to the polls to elect a new National Assembly (Parliament). A man casting his ballot in the 2012 Armenian Parliamentary elections (Photo: Photolure) These elections will be the first conducted since the adoption of a new [more...]

February 28, 2017 // 3 Comments

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 // 8 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

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