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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 Razm.info. 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

Despite the Calmness, Villagers Remain Alert in Nerkin Karmiraghbyur

  Special for the Armenian Weekly NERKIN KARMIRAGHBYUR, Armenia (A.W.)—The border village of Nerkin Karmiraghbyur in the province of Tavush is approximately 200 kilometers from Yerevan and about 500-600 meters away from Azerbaijani military posts. It shares a nine-kilometer border with [more...]

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Meet Davit; the Ever-Smiling, Double Amputee Veteran of the Four-Day War

Special for the Armenian Weekly VOSKEVAN, Armenia (A.W.)—As I write this, Armenian settlements in Armenia’s northeast region of Tavush—specifically those along the road leading to the village of Voskevan—are being monitored and targeted by Azerbaijani forces. Davit Grigoryan and his [more...]

December 13, 2016 // 5 Comments

Jews in Turkey: A History of Persecution

Jews in Istanbul Threatened, This Time by Public Advertisements Special for the Armenian Weekly A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic Jihad kills 22 people at the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul in 1986. “One day you wake up and see that the neighborhoods of Kurtulus and Ferikoy have been [more...]

December 13, 2016 // 5 Comments

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