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

Clear Channel has classified the billboard as a political awareness message—"one of two sides of an issue"—and removed the billboard located at Lechmere Station.

Clear Channel Removes Armenian Genocide Commemorative Billboard

By Rosario Teixeira BOSTON, Mass.—About one week before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Peace of Art, Inc. was notified by Clear Channel that the Armenian Genocide commemorative billboard, which had been on display at Lechmere Station in Cambridge, Mass., had to be removed. It [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 0 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 Easter Mass led by Der Kevork Çınaryan.  (Photo by Guisor Akkum, The Armenian Weekly)

Hundreds Attend Easter Sunday Mass in Diyarbakir Church

Daughter of Sassoun Armenian Woman Baptized at Sourp Giragos DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—Hundreds turned out for Easter Sunday Mass at the Sourp Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbakir today. Among the attendees were newly-elected Diyarbakir Metropolitan co-mayor Fırat Anlı and former mayor of the [more...]

April 20, 2014 // 11 Comments

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ARF Will Not Take Part in New Government

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) will not take part in the government of Hovig Abrahamian. This decision was announced in a statement issued by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, ahead of its biennial regional meeting, known as the Supreme Convention, which is scheduled to [more...]

April 18, 2014 // 4 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

Hayrapet Arakelyan

Armenian Night at the Pops to Feature Saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan

BOSTON, Mass.—On Fri., June 13, the Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 63rd annual Armenian Night at the Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The evening will feature the young saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan from Germany. He will join Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops [more...]

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

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