Bitlis co-mayors Nevin Daşdemir Dağkıran and Hüseyin Olan

Bitlis Town Council Names ‘William Saroyan Street’

BITLIS, Turkey—The Bitlis town council recently approved the renaming of five streets in this historic town in south-eastern Turkey. Among the names is “William Saroyan Street,” after the great Armenian-American writer whose ancestors came from Bitlis before 1915. Saroyan was born in Fresno, [more...]

August 19, 2014 // 5 Comments

Pope Francis

Pope Francis to Hold Mass for Armenian Genocide Centennial

BUENOS AIRES—Pope Francis will hold Mass for the Armenian Genocide Centennial in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, on April 12, 2015. The Announcement was made by the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires Mario Poli during a mass in the Armenian Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Narek on [more...]

August 18, 2014 // 4 Comments

Magnolia Science Academy 6 in Palms is one of the schools cited for financial mismanagement.

Gulen-Linked Schools in Calif. to be Investigated by State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Asbarez)—The Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Aug. 14 approved a statewide audit of the Magnolia Science Academies of California, which runs 12 tax payer-funded charter schools in the state that have ties to the Gulen Institute, affiliated to the Turkish cleric Fethulah [more...]

August 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rep. Ed Royce

Chairman Royce Condemns Baku’s Karabagh Cease Fire Violations

WASHINGTON—Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Aug. 14 issued the following statement on the escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabagh region: Rep. Ed Royce “Azerbaijan’s violation of the ceasefire agreement along the border with [more...]

August 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Famed French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour

Aznavour Appeals for the Persecuted in the Middle East

PARIS (A.W.)—The famed French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour urged the French government to receive minorities escaping Iraq and Syria, and place them in abandoned villages. Famed French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour In a column published by the French newspaper Le Figaro on Aug.13, Aznavour [more...]

August 14, 2014 // 1 Comment


Congressional Pressure Grows to Stop Aliyev’s Aggression

ANCA Presses State Department to Avert War by Challenging Azerbaijan’s Military Escalation WASHINGTON, DC –The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), amid growing Congressional opposition to Baku’s escalating aggression, is calling directly upon the Obama Administration for [more...]

August 13, 2014 // 6 Comments


Between Sultan and Ataturk: Erdogan Wins Turkey’s Presidential Race

ANKARA (A.W.)—On Aug. 10, the Republic of Turkey held direct presidential elections for the first time in its 91-year history, won by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Previously, incumbent Abdullah Gul and his ten predecessors had all been elected by Turkey’s Grand National Assembly. The [more...]

August 11, 2014 // 7 Comments

President Putin, center, mediates talks between Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents on Aug. 10 in Sochi

Putin, Sarkisian and Aliyev Meet on Karabagh

Leaders say conflict should be resolved peacefully SOCHI (Asbarez)–Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan met at the Russian president’s summer residence on Aug. 10 and pledged that the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict must be resolved peacefully. President Putin, center, mediates talks between [more...]

August 11, 2014 // 8 Comments

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