Galya (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian)

Baydzar and Galya: Legacies of Defiance from Diyarbakir to Stepanakert

Special for the Armenian Weekly Baydzar (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian) Two remarkable women passed away in June—one in Diyarbakir, the other in Karabagh. One symbolized resilience in the face of continued anti-Armenian policies of Ankara, the other defiance against the policies of Baku. Baydzar [more...]

July 23, 2014 // 5 Comments

After being systematically brainwashed by the state with ever-changing official versions of history, people in Turkey have now finally started to learn the true historic facts, reasons, and consequences of 1915, not just the Turkish version versus Armenian version.

In the Shadow of 1915: Reflections on Hrant’s Assassination

The Armenian Weekly April 2014 Magazine Seven years have passed since Hrant Dink’s assassination and those who planned his murder remain free. While the search for justice continues with a second round of trials, there seems to be insufficient political will to uncover the truth. With these new [more...]

July 21, 2014 // 4 Comments


Letter: Money vs. Votes

Dear Editor: Please permit me to use your pages to inform your readers of a very important matter. The Republican-controlled legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania voted into law a Genocide Education measure that specifically ignores the Armenian Genocide. The law, sadly, goes into effect [more...]

July 17, 2014 // 5 Comments


Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

The annihilation of the non-Turk/non-Muslim peoples from Anatolia started on April 24, 1915, with the arrest of 250 Armenian intellectuals in Istanbul. Within a few months, 1.5 million Armenians had been wiped out from their historic homeland of 4,000 years in what is now eastern Turkey, as well as [more...]

July 2, 2014 // 14 Comments


Letter: Parajanov Rolling in His Grave

Dear Editor, In May, the Russian American Foundation (RAF) launched the 12th Annual Russian Heritage month in New York. Among the special events is an exhibition of renowned Armenian artist and filmmaker Sergey Parajanov opening on June 16. Parajanov lived throughout the better part of the [more...]

June 27, 2014 // 7 Comments

Constitutional Court Chair Gagik Haroutyunyan reads the verdict on Armenia’s pension reform.

Democracy vs. Autocracy: The Legal Battlefront

Special for the Armenian Weekly On April 2, something unexpected happened in Armenia: The Constitutional Court came down with a verdict overturning a government-backed law. In a 64-page ruling read by Court Chair Gagik Haroutyunyan, the administration’s mandatory privatized pension system was [more...]

June 25, 2014 // 4 Comments


Three Apples: dOIN’ tIME iN dAW’HA

Once there was and there was not …   1. [[[ dIS aPPEAR fROM hERE ]]] It’s Tuesday, and he’s on an Airbus, 32,972 feet above land, waiting for a computer network to ping him and beg him to return. Flight SU 106 is racing to Los Angeles from Moscow, where he has had a layover on his [more...]

June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Our small group talking with a woman about “Mustafa’s Khan”—a church that was converted to an inn in the 1800s.

Churches, Resolutions, and Justice: Contemplations in Western Armenia

Special for the Armenian Weekly It was day one on my eighth journey to Western Armenia. My wife, Joyce, and I were sitting in a tea-house in the town of Shadakh (Çatak) with a diverse group that included a Kurdish reporter, a budding human rights attorney, and Dilan, a PhD candidate serving ably [more...]

June 24, 2014 // 3 Comments

Ottoman artillery in Gallipoli (Photo: Turkish General Staff)

The Gallipoli/Dardanelles Campaign and the Armenian Genocide

‘In most of the writings about Gallipoli, civilian deportations and casualties are rarely mentioned. Even more disappointing is the failure to make the important link that the Gallipoli/Dardanelles campaigns had to one of the key phases of the Armenian Genocide—a genocide that would lead to the [more...]

June 18, 2014 // 18 Comments

The family gravestone

Confessions of an Angry Armenian

Special for the Armenian Weekly There it was again… The destruction, the desecration, the humiliation at the treatment of our sacred sites. And for what? A search for mythical gold? Gold that is not there and never was. The remains of the church or chapel On the beautiful shores of Lake Van, my [more...]

June 12, 2014 // 17 Comments

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