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Cover of the Armenian Weekly March 2014 magazine on Armenia's foreign policy

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus Some circumstances never change. Wedged between two empires for much of its long history, Armenia continues to navigate through the waves created by two gargantuan vessels—this time, Russia and the West. Cover of the [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

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Amb. Power: Most UN Security Council Members Concerned About Kessab

WASHINGTON, DC – Most United Nations Security Council members have “raised the issue” of the recent takeover of the historically Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, and urged the world body “to do more to meet the needs of these people,” U.S. Ambassador to the United [more...]

April 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

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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

The St. Tovmas Armenian church near Van. (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian)

Bill Calling for Report on Turkey’s Stolen Churches Introduced

ANCA Welcomes Launch of Bipartisan Religious Freedom Legislation WASHINGTON—House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) has been joined by the panel’s Ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), in introducing bipartisan religious freedom legislation (H.R.4347) that would [more...]

March 31, 2014 // 16 Comments

Kışanak voting (Photo: Özgür Ayaydın,  Anadolu News Agency)

Erdogan’s AKP Clear Winner, While Pro-Kurdish BDP Surges in Southeast

Special for the Armenian Weekly DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) has emerged as a clear winner in the local elections held in Turkey, as the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) solidified its influence over the [more...]

March 31, 2014 // 7 Comments

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State Department ‘Deeply Troubled by Kessab Attacks

Fails To Condemn Turkey’s Role In Anti-Armenian Incursion WASHINGTON—The State Department today announced that it was “deeply troubled” by the recent violence in the historically Armenian populated city of Kessab, Syria, but failed to condemn Turkey’s role in facilitating [more...]

March 29, 2014 // 12 Comments

Chairman Menendez, Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs, Members of Congress Condemn Kessab Attacks.

Members of Congress Condemn Kessab Attacks

WASHINGTON—Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was joined by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Armenian Genocide Resolution Lead Sponsors David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and [more...]

March 29, 2014 // 17 Comments

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ARF Eastern US Central Committee Issues Statement on Kessab

The ARF Eastern US Central Committee has issued the following announcement pledging its solidarity with the people of Kessab, which has been under siege since Friday when rebel gunmen entered Syria from Turkey and began attacking the population. The ARF has strongly condemned the attack and is [more...]

March 28, 2014 // 6 Comments

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