Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Turkey Encouraging Domestic Protests Against Open Borders, Says Hovannesian

The Turkish government is encouraging domestic demonstrations against the opening of its border with Armenia to influence Western opinion in favor of preconditions Ankara and Baku have placed on Yerevan, a leader of the Armenian Revolution Federation said Friday, Yerkir reported.

Sarkisian Rules Out Unrest After Municipal Election

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian said on Friday that the upcoming municipal elections in Yerevan will not be followed by violent unrest and dismissed opposition pledges to use them for toppling his administration. Speaking about the upcoming municipal elections in Yerevan, Sarkisian ruled out any possibility that poll will be followed by violent unrest and dismissed

Turkish Delegation to Stress Support for Azerbaijan

BAKU (Combined Sources)–Deputies from Turkey’s Parliament will visit Azerbaijan next week to allay concerns that Turkey has not changed its policy on the Karabakh conflict, Turkey’s World Bulletin news service reported Friday. The deputies will be traveling to Baku as part of a delegation headed by the chairman of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship group, Mustafa

Turkey’s New Armenian Radio in Wrong Dialect

ISTANBUL (Hetq)–Whether by accident or politically inspired, the newly launched, state-run Armenian radio station in Turkey is broadcasting in the Eastern Armenian dialect, spoken by the Armenians of the Republic of Armenia and quite incomprehensible to Armenians living in Turkey. Officials now say that they are investigating the matter. But some speculate the station’s intended

George Bournoutian To Give Final Presentation in Three Lecture Series

FRESNO–Dr. George Bournoutian, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will present a talk on “The Armenian Church in South Asia: 1600-1800,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. This is the final presentation in a series of lectures on “The Armenian Church Under Foreign Rule,” during the Spring 2009

Armenian Student Organizations, Armenian Studies Programs Announce Commemorative Events for Genocide

FRESNO–The Armenian Students Organization and Armenian Studies Program are planning a week of activities to commemorate the 94th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 the award winning movie “Screamers” will be shown in the East Engineering Building, Room 191 on the Fresno State campus. Admission is free to the