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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 // 5 Comments

(From L to R) IL 10th District Congressional Candidate Bob Dold (R) at a community gathering with ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian and ANC-IL activist Claude Ohanesian.

ANCA Endorses Robert Dold in Key Illinois Congressional Race

Former Congressional Armenian Caucus Vice-Chair Brings Strong Track Record of Support for Genocide Affirmation, Return of Churches, and Artsakh Self-Determination WASHINGTON—With the 2014 Congressional elections less than 40 days away, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has [more...]

October 1, 2014 // 0 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 // 40 Comments

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Speier Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Church

WASHINGTON–Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) today released the following statement in response to the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, Syria by the Islamic State, or ISIL. Congresswoman Jackie Speier “ISIL’s actions can only be [more...]

September 25, 2014 // 3 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

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