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 // 9 Comments

Diyarbakir Armenians baptized at Etchmiadzin (Photo by Gulisor Akkum/The Armenian Weekly)

Poetic Justice: Diyarbakir Armenians Baptized at Etchmiadzin

Special for the Armenian Weekly The homecoming trip of the (no more) hidden Armenians from Diyarbakir to Armenia finally began this week, after months of planning, preparation, resolving issues, and seemingly endless three-way long distance discussions from Diyarbakir to Yerevan and Toronto. [more...]

August 8, 2014 // 19 Comments

The Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) conference returns to the Boston area this year with the theme, “The Road to Justice.”

APP Conference Participants Announced

Plenary will feature Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) conference returns to the Boston area this year with the theme, “The Road to Justice.” With discussions on Turkish politics, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and reparations, [more...]

August 7, 2014 // 2 Comments

The students, most of whom have Armenian roots, in Armenia. (Photo by Gulisor Akkum, The Armenian Weekly correspondent in Diyarbakir)

Homecoming: Diyarbakir Armenian Language Students Arrive in Armenia

One sunny August morning a bus left Diyarbakir, Turkey, with 50 passengers, and traveled to Yerevan, Armenia via Georgia. At the same time, a man flew from Canada to Yerevan to meet this busload of passengers and lead them on a two- week tour of Armenia. Organizations such as the Gulbenkian [more...]

August 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

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