Report: Nişanyan House Hotel Complex to Be Demolished

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkish authorities have decided to demolish the Nişanyan House hotel complex owned by Turkish-Armenian intellectual, travel writer, entrepreneur, and researcher Sevan Nişanyan, according to a report by Turkey’s Gazete Vatan news outlet. One of the buildings cited in [more...]

August 3, 2017 // 3 Comments

Istanbul Patriarchate’s General Vicar Ateshian Resigns

  ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)— On May 24, Aram Ateshian, the General Vicar of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul, officially resigned, reported Istanbul-based Agos news. Aram Ateshian For the past couple of months, the Armenians of Turkey have made efforts towards holding Patriarchal [more...]

May 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

Camp Armen to be Rebuilt into a Social and Cultural Facility

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)— Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, which was returned to the Gedikpasha Armenian Protestant Church Foundation on Oct. 27, 2015, will be rebuilt as a social and cultural facility, reported Istanbul based Hurriyet Daily [more...]

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkey Removes Assyrian Sculpture, Continues Crackdown on Christians

Turkish authorities have removed an Assyrian sculpture from a public square in front of the local council building in Diyarbakir. No explanation has yet been provided by the Turkish Government. The removed sculpture (Photo: AINA) The sculpture, an Assyrian winged bull known as a lamassu, was [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ankara Police Attack Participants of Hrant Dink Rally

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Ankara police attacked participants of a memorial rally dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination on Jan. 19, Istanbul-based Agos reported. A scene from the Ankara rally (Photo: Agos) A commemorative rally was organized in the capital’s Yuksel [more...]

January 19, 2017 // 4 Comments

7th Annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration Held in Istanbul

Special for the Armenian Weekly ISTANBUL, Turkey—On an overcast evening amid the threat of rain, the 7th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide took place in Istanbul. These commemorations, which first began in 2010 in Taksim Square and grew in size every year, reached their zenith with [more...]

April 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

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