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Global Competitiveness and Armenia

A comprehensive global competitiveness study has been conducted by the World Economic Forum utilizing various indicators to rank 144 countries in different areas, including “Health and Primary Education,” “Technological Readiness,” and “Innovation.” This report is a short summary of the [more...]

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Aghjayan (in blue) with his aunt and an Armenian Genocide survivor in Sakrat in 1996.

Aghjayan: A New Source for Armenian Roots

I wish to thank Vural Genç, Cihangir Gündoğdu, George Leylegian, Khatchig Mouradian, and the staff at the Ottoman archives (Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi). Each was instrumental in assisting me in gathering and transcribing the data. In addition, I wish to thank Margaret Papazian for her [more...]

August 4, 2015 // 10 Comments

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

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