Special Reports

Tarlabaşı Boulevard around 1986 (Photo: Kadir Can)

In Search of the ARF’s 1908 Istanbul Headquarters

The Armenian Weekly Magazine Dec. 2015: The ARF at 125 Special for the Armenian Weekly By Varak Ketsemanian & Daniel Ohanian Of the plethora of contexts from which the history of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) is inextricable, that of the late 19th-/early 20th -century Ottoman [more...]

February 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

Armenian soldiers patrol near the border with Azerbaijan in 2012. (Photo: AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Armenian-Azerbaijani Attrition War Escalates

Special for the Armenian Weekly In 2015, the on-again, off-again fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continued a trend towards escalation that was already significant in 2014. In the last 12 months, the Armenian forces have seen a more-than-50-percent increase in conflict-related [more...]

January 14, 2016 // 7 Comments

President Sarkisian attends the opening of the Armenian National Engineering Laboratories (ANEL) in 2013

Computer-Related Education in Armenia

During the last 10 years, the computer-related field in Armenia, excluding internet service providers, has grown at a compound annual rate of 22 percent. At the end of 2015, the number of computer services-related companies was approximately 450. About 13 percent of these companies operate in the [more...]

January 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

Eldar Mahmudov

Overhaul of Azerbaijan’s National Security Ministry and Its Significance

Special for the Armenian Weekly Eldar Mahmudov The last two months have seen an unprecedented crackdown on one of the pillars of the Aliyev regime in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of National Security (MNS). Since the Oct. 17 dismissal of Minister Eldar Mahmudov, some 250 of his subordinates, including [more...]

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

From J. Alston Campbell's book, In The Shadow Of The Crescent

From Destruction to Resurrection

Groong (Crane)! Groong, what word do you have of home? Le Le Yaman (Alas)! Le Le Yaman, our home, your home! Oh, Groong, send word! Send word! Our homes are no more, our fields destroyed, our artwork and tombstones shattered, our books and churches burned. Our rivers flow red, and the now-barren [more...]

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The interior of Surp Toros Church (Photo: Aris Nalci)

On the Road to Exile: 100 Years Later in Kayseri

Special for the Armenian Weekly Kayseri While moving forward by rail to the Kayseri provincial borders, we take a two-day break to briefly explore the greatest Armenian Kingdom that ever existed, located at the foothills of Mt. Parsegh (known today as Ali). Kayseri had a robust Armenian presence up [more...]

December 10, 2015 // 15 Comments

A photograph of the Bilecik musical band

On the Road to Exile: 100 Years Later in Bilecik

Special for the Armenian Weekly  The springs are flowing, but there is no one left to drink from them in Bilecik… My soul listens to the death of sunset. Your torture kneels down in a faraway land. My soul takes in the wounds of the sunset and the soil… And feels how tears come down as rain… [more...]

October 22, 2015 // 8 Comments


The Eurasian Economic Union and Armenia

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an economic union of states that was established in May 2014 by the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and came into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Armenia joined on Jan. 2, 2015, and Kyrgyzstan joined on Aug. 6, 2015. In 1994, the president of Kazakhstan [more...]

October 20, 2015 // 9 Comments


The Armenians of Kiev

Kilikia beer and lahmajoun. In Kiev? When I thought of my upcoming visit to Kiev, I thought of bristling revolution in Maidan Square and the tragedy of MH 370. I didn’t realize I would be whiling away my afternoons chatting away with Armenians, slurping Armenian coffee, and snacking on hummus [more...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jinan and her husband Walid (Photo: ParisMatch)

Former ISIS Slave Speaks to the Weekly

Teenage Yazidi Girl Speaks to the Armenian Weekly about Life as ISIS Slave Special for the Armenian Weekly PARIS, France (A.W.)—Jinan is an 18-year-old Yazidi woman. She is married to Walid, 22. For two weeks now, her name has been known in France as the girl who decided to testify against the [more...]

September 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

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