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Turkey: Racist Attacks Against Armenians Go Unpunished

Racist attacks against the bilingual Armenian weekly newspaper, Agos, as well as against Armenian schools, are increasingly widespread in Turkey. On April 24 of last year—the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide—a black wreath was hung on the front door of the office of the newspaper Agos [more...]

December 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

One Step at a Time: Injured Armenian Soldier Adjusts to New Life

Nineteen-Year-Old Arman Avetisyan: ‘The Most Valuable Loss I Experienced in April Was the Loss of My Friends’ Special for the Armenian Weekly YEREVAN (A.W.)—Nineteen-year-old Arman Avetisyan was injured in the southeastern part of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) during this past April’s [more...]

November 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

Alevis in Turkey: A History of Persecution

Special for the Armenian Weekly Warning: This article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing   Alevi Community Leader Attacked in Istanbul  Baki Duzgun, the President of the Alevi-Bektasi Federation, and some of his friends were attacked by a group local Muslims in the Sisli [more...]

November 21, 2016 // 12 Comments

Karakashian: In Search of Gorky’s Grave

On a clear autumn day, my cousins and I proceeded north toward Sherman, Conn.  The 75-minutes’ drive was pleasant on the scenic country roads.  In Sherman, we couldn’t find any souvenirs of Arshile Gorky.  Gorky was not commercialized here. Our intention was to find his grave and learn of [more...]

November 18, 2016 // 5 Comments

Coding in the Armenian Classroom: A Quiet Revolution

Special for the Armenian Weekly  Boundaries? Let’s Break Them Today’s world is completely submerged into digital experiences with the trendy newsmaker—artificial intelligence shaping our tomorrow. Controlling home appliances with a simple voice command or making investments in [more...]

November 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

From The Homeland Jordan to Much Yearned for Motherland Armenia

By Madeleine Mezagopian The Armenians commemorating the Armenian Genocide Centennial in 2015 followed with Jordanians celebrating the Great Arab Revolt Centennial in 2016. This was not a mere coincidence, given the historical developments that strongly bind the two events. As a Jordanian scholar of [more...]

November 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

Meneshian: Armenia Today

Text and Photos By Knarik O. Meneshian August 2016 After 13 years, my husband and I finally returned to Armenia at the end of April 2016 for a two-month visit – this time not as volunteer teachers, but as tourists. Our first impression of the capital was that of amazement and delight. Zvartnots [more...]

September 27, 2016 // 9 Comments

The Faces of Armenia’s Future: Celebrating 25 Years of Independence

The following photos were taken on Sept. 21, at the 25th anniversary celebrations of Armenia’s re-independence at Yerevan’s Republic Square. I decided to focus on the future of Armenia—the children. Sept. 21 is not only the 25th anniversary of the second independence of the Republic of [more...]

September 21, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Bird’s Nest: From a Genocide Memorial Site to a Beach Resort

Special for the Armenian Weekly More than a year ago, the Bird’s Nest (Trchnots Pooyn) Orphanage Board of Trustees announced in a radio interview to Voice of Van that plans to move the graves of the orphans’ cemetery have been indefinitely suspended. In her interview, Seta Khedeshian, chair of [more...]

August 25, 2016 // 4 Comments

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