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25 Years on: Reclaiming Our True Independence

Twenty-five years ago, Armenia declared itself independent from Soviet rule, with over 99 percent of eligible voters saying “yes” to statehood. After 70 long years, Armenia was once again a free and independent nation. ‘Because the fact remains that this is a two-way street; Armenia needs [more...]

September 21, 2016 // 7 Comments

Making Sense of Senselessness: The Lessons of Lisbon

“We know what we are doing. We know also what we shall do in the future.” It is with these words that five young Armenian men, Sarkis, Setrak, Vatche, Ara, and Simon, stormed the Turkish Embassy in Portugal’s capital Lisbon, and effectively changed the course of the Armenian Cause forever. [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 11 Comments

We Are Consistent …

… in Our Struggle for the Present and Future Wellbeing of Our People During his address on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), Bureau Chairman Hrant Markarian stressed: “Through our work, we have tried—in every way possible—to bring our [more...]

April 21, 2016 // 1 Comment

In Defense of Turkey’s Imprisoned Armenian Maverick

Armenian intellectual and entrepreneur Sevan Nisanyan, 60, could spend the next 25 years in a Turkish prison as punishment for a long list of charges relating to construction violations stacked against him. As a journalist and a critic of government policies, Nisanyan has been too loud and too bold [more...]

February 29, 2016 // 13 Comments

Is the Path to Erdogan’s ‘Different Turkey’ Paved with Corpses?

“There will be a very different Turkey by 2023. … One nation, one flag, one homeland, and one state…” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke these words on Nov. 28—the day Tahir Elci, a prominent Kurdish rights advocate and head of Diyarbakir’s Bar Association, was gunned down in [more...]

November 30, 2015 // 15 Comments

A Century through a Boy’s Eyes

Last week, I received an email from a friend, asking that the Armenian Weekly publish a notice about a woman in Armenia searching for her older brother. The woman is 109 years old. She lost her brother around 1920. A photo of a drawing of a young boy was attached to the message. When I saw those [more...]

April 1, 2015 // 9 Comments

The Punchline: Keskin Heads to Prison?

About a week before the Perincek versus Switzerland retrial was scheduled to begin at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Jan. 28, a Turkish court handed down a 10-month prison sentence to long-time human rights activist and lawyer Eren Keskin. A Turkish court handed down a ten-month [more...]

January 26, 2015 // 3 Comments

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