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Harut Sassounian

Rabbi Shmuley and Centennial Committee Depict Obama as ‘Liar’ in NY Times Ad

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes, unexpected developments. One such occasion was the full page ad placed in the New York Times on April 18 by well-known and controversial Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Founder, The World Values Network) and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, Eastern U.S.

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Mahçup, Amot, Embarassment

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Etyen Mahçupyan’s “Compensation and territory” published May 12, 2015 in the Turkish Daily Sabah is a mass of drivel that constitutes an affront to human decency and intellect. Please, feel free to read it in its entirety. I will just address the most flagrant fallacies. You might remember that Mahçupyan is an

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An Unforgettable March

BY CATHERINE YESAYAN On April 24, I was one of the 160,000 people (number was confirmed by Los Angeles City officials and traffic engineers) that marched for justice to protest the Turkish government’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide. It was a thrilling experience to take part in the six mile walk, and see how

Harut Sassounian

Rabbi Shmuley and Centennial Committee Depict Obama as ‘Liar’ in NY Times Ad

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes, unexpected developments. One such occasion was the full page ad placed in the New York Times on April 18 by well-known and controversial Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Founder, The World Values Network) and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, Eastern U.S.

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The Architect in a Box

There was nothing but sand here. Now, a picture-perfect 21st century metropolis stands tall with pride.

Sports

Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing for Borussia Dortmund

Mkhitaryan Named ‘Player of the Week’ in German League’s Final Week

DORTMUND, Germany—The sparkling form of Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan didn’t go unnoticed by the bundesliga.com users on a dramatic final day in Germany’s top flight last weekend. The Armenian Footballer of the Year capped an engrossing individual performance with a delightful goal – a wonderfully executed lob over Hoffenheim goalkeeper Koen Casteels – in an

National

The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

House Resolution Calls on Turkey to Restore Media Freedom

WASHINGTON—A non-binding resolution, H.RES. 279, backed by 30 members of the US House of Representatives, is urging Turkey to immediately “lift restrictions on freedom of expression” and respect universal human rights. The proposed resolution, sponsored by Rep. Alan Grayson, was introduced in the House last week. Congressional sources said it would be debated in the

International

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Davutoglu’s Unannounced Entry to Syria Angers Damascus

  ESME, Syria—Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu briefly crossed into Syrian territory on Sunday unannounced to visit the tomb of an Ottoman figure, Euronews reports. Davutoglu then vowed that Turkey’s flag would fly there forever. The Syrian government condemned what it described as Davutoglu’s “infiltration” without its permission The tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of

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