Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

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

Turkey’s National Security Council Stresses Historical Commission with Armenia

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–Turkey’s powerful National Security Council (MGK) issued a statement on Wednesday calling for an “objective and scientific” evaluation of Armenian and Turkish history. The announcement, issued after a meeting of the MGK, comes as a further sign that Ankara still demands Yerevan agree to a historical commission on the Genocide before relations can be

House Speaker Pelosi Discusses Genocide Recognition at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, CA–Representatives from the Armenian National Committee–Western Region (ANC-WR) Board, staff, supporters and former interns attended an event at the UCLA School of Law featuring US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  The event, hosted by the Williams Institute, the Department of Women Studies and the Center for the Study of Women, took place on Thursday,