Mayor Abdullah Demirbaş Arrested in Diyarbakir

Dear Editor: On Aug. 9, Abdullah Demirbaş, the former mayor of the Sur municipality in Diyarbakir, was arrested by Turkish authorities in Diyarbakir. A long list of charges were filed against him, reported the local BIA News Center. Abdullah Demirbaş Demirbaş, a longtime advocate for Armenian [more...]

September 1, 2015 // 4 Comments

Turkey: A Flip and a Flop with Benefits!

Dear Editor, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not pass up an opportunity to bomb the Kurds on his way to attack ISIS strongholds in Syria. The United States has been waiting for months for Turkey to allow the use of Incirlik Air Base so that it can carry out air strikes against ISIS. [more...]

July 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Letter: ‘Discovering Zabelle’ Fuses Two Families

Dear Editor, Last week, you published my essay, “Discovering Zabelle,” beneath which I received a number of comments. One, in particular, written by Sheila Abdalian, caught my eye. Zabelle Abdalian, 1886-1962 “I am Sheila Abdalian, the daughter of Vahe Vahian (Sarkis Hagop Abdalian). I’m [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Watertown High Students Respond to Turkish Consul Letter to Globe

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On March 26, students in Watertown High School’s Armenian-language class drafted a “Letter to the Editor” to the Boston Globe in response to another letter published by the paper on March 20. Authored by Omur Budak, the consul general of Turkey in Boston, the letter, [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 5 Comments

Letter: A Blizzard in Perspective

Dear Editor, Here I sit looking out my second-floor window in Watertown, Mass., as yet another blizzard-load of snow dumps itself during this record-breaking February. The silent gusts of wind blow snow parallel to the ground, creating drifts several feet high on top of several feet of previously [more...]

March 7, 2015 // 5 Comments

Letter: Why Would NH Endorse a Foreign Dictator?

Below is an open letter by New Hampshire resident Aram Jeknavorian addressed to his state’s legislature, regarding an anti-Armenian bill, H.R.6, which may be brought before the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Feb. 11. *** Dear New Hampshire State Representative, As a proud citizen of [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 6 Comments

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