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Fifty-Five Scholars and Writers Urge Erdogan to Release Osman Kavala

HAMILTON, N.Y. (A.W.)—Fifty-five scholars and writers have appealed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release prominent Turkish businessman and civil society activist Osman Kavala, who was charged on Nov. 1 with conspiracy to overthrow the government. Osman Kavala (Photo: Agos) [more...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Armenia, EU Sign Landmark Agreement in Brussels

BRUSSELS (A.W.)—The Republic of Armenia and the European Union signed a landmark deal on Friday, more than four years after an Armenia–EU Association Agreement was called off by Armenia in Sept. 2013. A scene from the signing ceremony in Brussels (Photo: Press service of the President of [more...]

November 24, 2017 // 3 Comments

Local Journalists Dig Deeper into GMO Policy in Armenia

(Photo: AHPC) A lengthy report was  published in the independent online weekly magazine EVN Report in response to recent criticism of an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia, which featured representatives from American agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto. The goal of the Nov. 1 [more...]

November 22, 2017 // 11 Comments

Villagers in Armavir Demand School Repairs

Residents of Jrarbi village in Armenia’s Armavir province blocked a road that passes through their community as a demonstration to protest poor conditions of the community’s local elementary school. The school serves 260 students, but it lacks a proper heating system, it has broken windows and [more...]

November 21, 2017 // 4 Comments

Eastern Partnership Declaration in Deadlock over Karabagh Wording

BRUSSELS—Yerevan and Baku are unable to come to terms on the wording of the final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit, to be held in Brussels next week. (L to R) Ilham Aliyev and Serge Sarkisian during a 2017 meeting (Photo: Press service President of the Republic of Armenia) According [more...]

November 16, 2017 // 2 Comments

Armenia’s Parliament Adopts Military Draft Law Amid Student Protests

YEREVAN—The Armenian Parliament passed its final reading of a bill that restricts the right of students to military draft deferments. A scene from a student protest outside Armenia’s National Assembly on Nov. 15 (Photo: Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure) According to RFE/RL’s Armenian [more...]

November 15, 2017 // 4 Comments

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