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Famed Armenian Poet Zareh Khrakhouni Passes Away in Istanbul

‘Poetry is primarily an intellectual art that speaks directly to the idea.’ —Zareh Khrakhouni Zareh Khrakhouni ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Famed Armenian poet Zareh Khrakhouni passed away in Istanbul on Nov. 27 at the age of 89. Khrakhouni (born Arto Jumbishian) was born in Istanbul on Oct. 26, [more...]

November 30, 2015 // 2 Comments

Turkey’s Shame: The Case of Fatma and Azad Tokmak

Special for the Armenian Weekly The following quote contains what reportedly happened to Fatma Tokmak, a Kurdish woman from Sirnak in Turkey’s Kurdistan, when she was arrested in 1996: “They blindfolded me when they put me in the police car. I was holding Azad in my arms. The police officers [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

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