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Baydzar and Sarkis (photo by Nanore Barsoumian)

A Photographic Tribute to Baydzar, One of Diyarbakir’s Last Armenians

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—One of Diyarbakir’s last Armenians, 87-year-old Baydzar Eken, passed away at a local hospital on June 23. A month earlier, on May 23, the Armenian Weekly editors, joined by a small group of Armenian writers, filmmakers, and authors from across the U.S., visited with [more...]

June 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

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Public Spending on Health, Education, and Infrastructure in Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly Public spending programs have the potential to level the playing field by broadening access to basic services for disadvantaged groups. The extent to which these programs succeed depends on the distribution of benefits across income groups. A fiscal program can be [more...]

June 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

A snapshot of the ‘Balanko.’ © 2014 SYRIANTUBE.NET

45 Days in Hell: Syrian Armenians Kidnapped and Tortured by FSA

We were held captive for 45 days. You cannot even begin to imagine the terror we endured during those hellish days.’ –Carlo Hatsarkorzian   Special for the Armenian Weekly In October 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report titled “You Can Still See Their Blood” that [more...]

June 17, 2014 // 10 Comments

Emergency passport picture of the Smiths

Portrait of Bravery: The Life and Times of Dr. Floyd Smith

The Armenian Weekly April 2014 magazine Born on Dec. 1, 1885 in the small farming town of Rowley, Iowa, the fascinating life of Dr. Floyd Olin Smith had a most humble beginning. In the twilight of his life, he wrote, “my parents, Arthur and Jane Smith, were of pioneer stock, who had migrated from [more...]

April 28, 2014 // 9 Comments

Djemal Pasha in his car

An Encounter with Djemal Pasha

Special for the Armenian Weekly By Missak Vassilian Translated by Jennifer Manoukian The following is the account of a 16-year-old Armenian boy’s unexpected encounter with Djemal Pasha, a member of the the Ittihadist triumvirate of WWI, in December 1917. It was given to me by his son, Asbed [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 32 Comments

St. Stepanos nun-deaconesses

Women Deacons in the Armenian Apostolic Church Revisited

For more on the subject of Armenian women deacons and monastics in the Armenian Apostolic Church, see Shepherds of the Nation and A Nearly Forgotten History: Women Deacons in the Armenian Apostolic Church in the April 21, 2012 and July 6, 2013 issues of The Armenian Weekly. The legacy of sublime [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 7 Comments

Armenians gather as Lenin’s statue is toppled in Republic (once, Lenin) square.

US-Armenia: Evolution of Bilateral Relations

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus The U.S. was quick in acknowledging the independence of the Soviet breakaway countries, and was one of the first to acknowledge the Republic of Armenia on Dec. 25, 1991. Not long after that, on Jan. 7, 1992, the two [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

Lusine Cherkezyan speaks about changing climate conditions affecting Hovk, a village in Armenia’s northeastern province of Tavush.

The Urgency of Adaptation: Combating Climate Change in Armenia

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Yokohama, Japan, on March 25-29 to discuss its latest and most comprehensive report on climate change. Made up of leading scientists and experts in the world, the assessment body is the premiere authority on the impact of [more...]

March 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

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