Special Reports

Magaravank-May 2015

Two Pilgrimages in Cyprus

The Monastery of St. Magar, or Magaravank as it is better known to Armenians, is situated high in the Kyrenia Range of North (Turkish-occupied) Cyprus. The annual pilgrimage to the monastery was suspended in 1974 when the island was invaded by Turkey, and the north of the island cut off from the [more...]

July 1, 2015 // 2 Comments


Visiting Armenian Venice

Special for the Armenian Weekly  Dolma. I was not expecting that. Nearly 80 percent of the restaurants listed in Trip Advisor in Venice are categorized as Italian. After gobbling pizza and pasta ad infinitum, the last thing I was expecting to see being advertised at the restaurant adjacent to my [more...]

June 19, 2015 // 9 Comments

Ani and Garabet Balıkçı hold a photograph of their son Sevag (Photo: Elsa Landard)

Remembering Sevag Balıkçı on April 24 in Istanbul

Special for the Armenian Weekly ISTANBUL (A.W.)—On April 24, 2015, Armenians from all over the world converged in Istanbul to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. In the sea of people, Sevag Balıkçı’s portrait loomed overhead. Who was this young Armenian soldier killed during [more...]

June 15, 2015 // 4 Comments


Transportation Modes in Armenia

Being a landlocked country, Armenia has an economy that depends on transport and cross-border access. Armenia has a few railway lines and an extensive road network. While the rate of car ownership has been growing steadily in recent years, it is still relatively low. Public transport plays a [more...]

June 8, 2015 // 4 Comments


Determined Triumph

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance   The voice of a sighing heart, its sobs and mournful cries, I offer up to you, O seer of Secrets, Placing the fruits of my wavering mind As a savory sacrifice on the fire of my grieving soul To be delivered to you in the censer [more...]

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

komitas feature

Komitas: A Genocide Survivor or Victim?

Special for the Armenian Weekly Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian) (1869-1935) Soghomon was born to Kevork and Takoohi Soghomonian, a young Armenian Turkish-speaking couple, in Kutahya, Ottoman Turkey. Takoohi composed music, which the couple sang. Soghomon was less than a year old when 17-year-old [more...]

May 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

The sky above the Armenian Cemetery of Diyarbakir (Photo: Scout Tufankjian)

Theriault: 2015 and Beyond

The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2015: A Century of Resistance This paper is an expansion of remarks given by the author at McGill University and the University of Toronto on March 18 and 20, 2015, respectively. There is an oft-repeated false truism about genocide, that denial is the final stage [more...]

May 15, 2015 // 3 Comments

Members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, holding the Ethiopian flag in 1910. (Photo courtesy of Alain Marcerou)

Remembering the Armenians of Ethiopia

Special for the Armenian Weekly At the beginning of March, a Requiem was offered for my parents and for the Sevadjian clan, and it transported me back 40 years to when I had last been to a service in the magnificent church of my childhood: the St. George Armenian Apostolic Church in Addis Ababa, [more...]

May 6, 2015 // 42 Comments


The Berlin Connection

Gorki Theater’s Monumental Role Special for the Armenian Weekly BERLIN—In commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the road between Yerevan and Istanbul passes through Berlin. Every Armenian knows Komitas Vartabed, the great musicologist and composer who founded modern classical [more...]

April 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

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