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Participants in one of the trips led by Aghjayan and Mouradian (May 2014) meet with the daughter of a genocide survivor and her family. (Photo by George Aghjayan)

ARF-ER to Organize Multiple Trips to Western Armenia

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region, through its “Armenian Genocide Justice” Centennial Committee, recently announced plans to organize a series of trips to Western Armenia led by scholars and activists Khatchig Mouradian and George Aghjayan. Both Mouradian and Aghjayan [more...]

October 1, 2014 // 2 Comments

The cover page of Unit 2 of the Middle School textbook on the history of the Turkish Revolution and Ataturk. (Photo: The Armenian Weekly)

Scholars, Activists Condemn Turkish Textbooks Vilifying Armenians

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkish scholars, artists, and writers harshly condemned primary and middle school textbooks that are replete with anti-Armenian rhetoric in Turkey, and demanded that the books be pulled from circulation. An image of page 23 of the Middle School textbook on the history of [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 15 Comments

Ankara poster competition to portray Armenians as genocidal, traitors

Ankara Poster Competition to Portray Armenians as Genocidal, Traitors

Winner to Be Announced on Dink Assassination Anniversary ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Ankara’s public Gazi University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan, has announced the launch of a poster competition that encourages participants to design artworks on the theme, “Everyone Sleeping: [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 37 Comments

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Research Project to Explore Armenian Presence in China

BEIJING, China—The Gulbenkian Foundation announced this month that former Armenian Weekly Editor Khatchig Mouradian was awarded a fellowship to study the Armenian presence in China. The aim of the fellowship is to prepare the first phase of a longer term research project on the history of the [more...]

September 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

The first photos of Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor blown up by ISIS emerged on Sept. 24.

US Strongly Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Church by ISIS

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The U.S. Embassy in Armenia issued a statement condemning the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, avoiding the term “genocide” that appears in the name of the church. The first photos of Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor blown up by ISIS [more...]

September 24, 2014 // 8 Comments

Commemorating the genocide at the Memorial Church in Der Zor. (Photo by Studio Ashnag)

ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

DER ZOR, Syria (A.W.)—The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria—considered the Auschwitz of the Armenian Genocide—news agencies in the Middle East reported. The first photos of Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor blown up [more...]

September 21, 2014 // 94 Comments

A scene from the diaspora conference

Catholicosate of Cilicia to Sue Turkey over Historic Headquarters in Sis

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church said the Holy See was preparing to initiate legal claims against Turkey to regain ownership of the historic headquarters of the Catholicosate of Sis. A scene from the diaspora conference (Photo by [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 8 Comments

President Sarkisian and Pope Francis

Pope Francis Receives Sarkisian

VATICAN CITY (A.W.)—Pope Francis received Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, along with an Armenian delegation, on Sept. 19, reported the Office of the President. The two discussed bilateral relations, noting that they are based on similar Christian values and ideologies. They also discussed [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Wrestling Championship in Tashkent .

Arsen Julfalakyan Wins World Wrestling Championship (Video, Stats)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (A.W.)—Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Wrestling Championship here in Tashkent after defeating Neven Zugaj (Croatia) in the final on Sept. 12. Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

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