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Members of Congress, ANCA Discuss Kessab Crisis During Capitol Hill Press Conference

Members of Congress, ANCA Discuss Kessab Crisis During Capitol Hill Press Conference

With the U.S. Capitol looming large in the background, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) led a Congressional press conference on Tuesday condemning the forced depopulation of the historically Armenian city of Kessab, Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists aided and abetted by neighboring Turkey, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

April 8th, 2014

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Did Turkey Supply Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels?

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Monday that the US intelligence community did not share its fears of Turkey’s role in the alleged chemical attack when making the case for launching a strike on Syria.

April 8th, 2014

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Armenian Officials Criticize Turkey over Kessab Attack

Armenian Officials Criticize Turkey over Kessab Attack

Turkey has angrily rejected Armenia’s claims that it is harboring Al-Qaeda-linked militants that captured an Armenian-populated town in northwestern Syria and caused its residents to flee their homes two weeks ago.

April 8th, 2014

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UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the warring parties in Syria and their supporters to “do everything” to protect civilians in the Middle East country, where armed conflict entered its fourth year in March.

April 8th, 2014

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PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a written declaration on Tuesday, introduced by members of the Armenian delegation, condemning the violence against the Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, which resulted in the displacement of thousands of people and the destruction of property.

April 8th, 2014

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Kurdish Leaders Condemn Attack on Kessab

Kurdish Leaders Condemn Attack on Kessab

The Kurdistan People`s Congress (KONGRA-GEL), in a statement released on Monday, strongly condemned the terror attacks against the Armenian community in Kessab, Syria, and declared full support to the Armenian people.

April 8th, 2014

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Armenian Youth Federation to Host Town Hall Meeting on Kessab

Armenian Youth Federation to Host Town Hall Meeting on Kessab

The Armenian Youth Federation will be hosting an informational town hall meeting Wednesday, April 9, in order to inform the public about the recent occurrences in Kessab, Syria.

April 7th, 2014

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ANCA to Join Schiff, Sherman at Washington Press Conference on Kessab

ANCA to Join Schiff, Sherman at Washington Press Conference on Kessab

On Tuesday, April 8, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) will join Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), and other Members of Congress at a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Building to discuss recent attacks on Armenians and other Christians in Kessab, Syria.

April 7th, 2014

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HyeAID3 Concert to Raise Funds for Kessab

HyeAID3 Concert to Raise Funds for Kessab

Over the past two years, the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) Executive Committee has been faithful to its mission, with calls to action, press releases, fundraisers and two major concerts, HyeAID and HyeAID2, combining efforts with those of artists and volunteers.

April 4th, 2014

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CSTO Leaders Call for End to Kessab Crisis

CSTO Leaders Call for End to Kessab Crisis

The Foreign Ministers of the constituent countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) met in Moscow on Thursday, where they adopted a statement voicing concern for the situation in the Armenian-populated town of Kessab, Syria, and its surrounding region.

April 4th, 2014

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Hundreds Protest at Turkish Consulate of Toronto

Hundreds Protest at Turkish Consulate of Toronto

The Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) organized a demonstration at the Consulate of Turkey in Toronto on Thursday, April 3. Hundreds of Armenian-Canadians from across southern Ontario held a demonstration voicing their concern over Turkey’s role in the destruction of the northwestern Syrian town of Kessab, whose predominantly civilian Armenian population was forced to evacuate to avoid slaughter earlier this weekend.

April 4th, 2014

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First Kessab Refugees Arrive in Armenia

First Kessab Refugees Arrive in Armenia

The first two residents of Kessab have taken refuge in Armenia and many others are said to be willing to do the same nearly two weeks after the historically Armenian-populated town in Syria was seized by Islamist rebels.

April 3rd, 2014

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Kessab Armenians in L.A. Take Action to #SaveKessab

Kessab Armenians in L.A. Take Action to #SaveKessab

The Kessab Educational Association (KEA) of Los Angeles has issued a plea to the United Nations to close the Syrian-Turkish border and protect the town of Kessab, which came under attack in the morning hours of March 21 after Syrian rebels aided by Turkey attacked the peaceful town on the northwestern border of Syria. Approximately 2,000 Kessab Armenians fled.

April 3rd, 2014

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Over 1,000 Sydney Armenians Protest to #SaveKessab

Over 1,000 Sydney Armenians Protest to #SaveKessab

Sydney Armenians gathered in what was one of the world’s largest #SaveKessab protests, organized by the Armenian Youth Federation of Australia (AYF Australia). Over 1,000 activists, mostly youth, demanded that Turkey be held responsible for allowing access to Syrian rebels, who invaded the Armenian-populated town of Kessab in Syria last month.

April 3rd, 2014

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