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Nalbandian Praises Obama’s Statement As ‘Step Forward’ For Yerevan

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Official Yerevan on Monday praised U.S. President Barack Obama’s April 24 statement, despite the President’s betrayal of a campaign pledge to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide in his annual address to the Armenian-American community. In a written statement on Friday, Obama used the Armenian phrase Mets Yeghern, or Great Catastrophe, to mark the

Turkey Criticizes Obama for Not Marking ‘Suffering of Turks’ on April 24

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkey has criticized US President Barack Obama for his statement to the Armenian-American community on the 94th anniversary of the Genocide, claiming it was an unbalanced view of history and ignored the suffering of Turks. “We consider some expressions in [Obama’s] statement and the perception of history it contains concerning the events of

Next Armenian-Azeri Summit Set For May 7

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to meet again on May 7 to try to speed up the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, international mediators said on Monday, ending yet another round of regional shuttle diplomacy. The U.S., Russian and French co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group spoke to journalists after

After Being Detained, Turkish Journalist Makes Outrageous Claims

ISTANBUL–Five Turkish journalists were briefly detained on Monday by Armenian border patrol after they attempted to film the Turkish-Armenian border without permission from Armenian authorities. After their return to Turkey, however, some filed stories claiming that Armenian authorities had made statements recognizing the current Turkish-Armenian border, a claim that has not been confirmed by government

Obama Fails to Honor Pledge, ANCA Expresses ‘Sharp Disappointment’

WASHINGTON–Despite repeated statements properly characterizing the Armenian Genocide during his Senate career and a clear pledge stating that “As President, I will recognize the Armenian Genocide,” President Barack Obama on Friday issued an April 24th statement evading the proper characterization of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). “I join with

Pasadena ANC Joins With Diverse Groups To Mark Past And Current Genocides

PASADENA, CA–Over two hundred Armenian, Jewish, Congolese and Darfur activists joined together on April 21, 2009 for a panel discussion to mark acts of man’s inhumanity against man. The event, which was held at the Pasadena Jewish Temple, was co-sponsored by the Armenian National Committee, Pasadena Chapter, and included the participation of experts on the

Georgian Protests Get Reinforcement From Provinces

Georgian Protests Get Reinforcement From Provinces TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters from Georgia’s provinces have come to the capital to join the protesters aiming to force President Mikhail Saakashvili to step down. A convoy of some 600 cars, minibuses and buses loaded with opposition backers from western Georgia poured into Tbilisi on

Turkey’s Gul Invited to Nabucco Summit with EU leaders

ANKARA (Today’s Zaman)–President Abdullah Gul has been invited to a summit of European Union leaders and the key energy-supplying countries of the Caucasus to discuss the troubled Nabucco pipeline project, which is planned to transport natural gas from the Caspian Basin to Europe. The EU’s Czech presidency has extended the invitation to Gul for the

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