Special Reports

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 // 4 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

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

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