Articles by Weekly Staff

Easter in Aleppo

Easter in Syria

“Easter is supposed to be tomorrow, but it doesn’t feel like Easter. Before even thinking what shoes to wear, they lost their feet. They lost their little hands that used to color the Easter eggs every year before the bloody mortars came knocking at their school gate. Why? Just because [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 0 Comments


ANCA Statement on Obama’s Failure to Recognize Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON, DC—Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s April 24th “Armenian Remembrance Day” message, which once against stops short of properly characterizing the crime as [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 7 Comments

'Obama promised us recognition and delivered us empty words,” she says. “It bothers me and all other Armenians, too. He failed to live up to his promises.'

Obama Once again Fails to Recognize Genocide

 Below is President Barack Obama’s April 24 statement, which the Armenian Weekly received from the White House Press Office. Reacting to the statement, ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian said, “It’s a sad spectacle to see our President, who came into office having promised to [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 46 Comments


Turkey Rights Group Calls for End to Genocide Denial

The Armenian Weekly has received the following statement by the Human Rights Association of Turkey, calling for an end to Genocide denial. Below is the full text: *** TOWARDS THE CENTENNARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: THAT’S ENOUGH, STOP DENIALISM! On the eve of World War I, around 2 million [more...]

April 23, 2014 // 12 Comments

Aram Hamparian

ANCA: Erdogan Statement is Denial Repackaged

Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) executive director Aram Hamparian said the following about Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s statement on the “events of 1915”: “Increasingly isolated internationally, Ankara is repackaging its genocide denials.” “Prime Minister Erdogan, [more...]

April 23, 2014 // 8 Comments

Prime Minister Erdogan (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly)

Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement today “on the events of 1915,” a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Prime Minister Erdogan (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly) The statement comes in a period of [more...]

April 23, 2014 // 37 Comments

A scene from the event (photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Hairenik, Weekly Celebrate Anniversaries in New Jersey

ALPINE, N.J.—Mr. and Mrs. Vahe and Shaké Nahapetian hosted a banquet celebrating the 115th anniversary of Hairenik and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly. A scene from the event (photo by Zohrab Tazian) Novelist Chris Bohjalian was the keynote speaker of the evening. (Photo by Zohrab [more...]

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Dikran Kaligian, Ara Papian, George Aghjayan, and Aram Hamparian (Photo by Mikael Garabedian)

Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On April 3, a panel discussion titled “Western Armenia: Our Lands, Our Rights” took place at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. The event, which was hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh and the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

Rep. Cicilline

Rep. Cicilline Condemns Kessab Attacks

WASHINGTON—Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) condemned the “brutal assault” on Kessab that harks back to “the early days of the Armenian Genocide under Ottoman rule nearly 100 years ago,” in a statement received by the Armenian Weekly. Rep. Cicilline “I will work with my [more...]

April 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Badarak in Latakia on Sunday

Two Thousand Kessab Armenians Find Safety in Latakia (Update)

International and Local organizations providing support LATAKIA, Syria (A.W.)—A delegation of priest from the Catholicosate of Cilicia who had visited Latakia to assess the needs of Kessab Armenians and express solidarity returned to Antelias after the Sunday Badarak. Badarak in Latakia on [more...]

March 23, 2014 // 37 Comments

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