Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

South Australia’s Lower House Passes Genocide Resolution

ADELAIDE–South Australia’s Lower House on Wednesday followed the Upper House by passing a motion officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia from the Parliament House.   South Australia’s Legislative Assembly passed the motion officially joining “members of the Armenian-Australian, Pontian Greek-Australian and Assyrian-Australian communities in honoring the memory of the

Speculations Emerge on Possible Turkish Envoy to Armenia

          ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s Ambassador to Georgia, Ertan Tezgor, may likely be appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia, reported the website on Wednesday. But the final decision, as to who is appointed to represent Turkey in Armenia will come after Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian’s visit to Turkey in

Gul Says Turkey-Armenia Accord Would Benefit Azerbaijan

Gul Says Turkey-Armenia Accord Would Benefit Azerbaijan ISTANBUL (Hurriyet)–A possible accord to normalize ties between Ankara and Yerevan would benefit Azerbaijan, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said late Wednesday. The Turkish president told a joint press conference with his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus in Prague that the reconciliation efforts are not against Azerbaijan. The initiatives were

Erdogan Repeats Karabakh Precondition

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–In a nationally televised address Thursday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was not possible for Turkey to be involved in any effort that might harm Azerbaijan or its government. Erdogan said that efforts to normalize relations with Armenian were aimed at establishing peace, confidence and stability in the region, however

Western Prelacy to Present Book Chronicling Life of a Repatriate

LA CRESCENTA–The Western Prelacy will host a presentation of the recently-published book “Resurrection with Cane and Shoe” by Prof. Harut Barsamian at the Prelacy’s “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the “Harut Barsamian Disabled Armenian Students Scholarship Fund” which the author

ARF Members Will Retain their Chairmanships

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation announced Thursday that its members Armen Rustamian and Arthur Aghabekian will retain the chairmanship of key commissions in Armenia’s National Assembly, despite the party’s decision to pull out of Armenia’s ruling coalition earlier this week. In making the announcement, the ARF Parliamentary Bloc chairman Vahan Hovanessian said “A powerful