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Arrogant Erdogan, Bonehead Boehner, Same-old Sarkisian

Arrogant Erdogan, Bonehead Boehner, Same-old Sarkisian

So, you’re chatting, over dinner with the most powerful guy on the planet and you get pissed at him, and stick your finger in his face, right? That’s what anyone would do, right?

April 18th, 2014

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Erdogan Waves Finger at Obama During Heated White House Talk

Erdogan Waves Finger at Obama During Heated White House Talk

Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist Seymour Hersh, in a sensational article “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” published in the London Review of Books, discloses that the Turkish government had secretly orchestrated the August 21, 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria, killing hundreds of civilians.

April 15th, 2014

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No Breaks After 100

No Breaks After 100

It’s April, THAT time of the year again. As if we needed one, the Kessab fiasco is running full steam as a reminder of the Genocide. It even helped Erdoghan’s party pull off a come-back win in Turkey’s local elections.

April 11th, 2014

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About Town – A Day in NYC

About Town – A Day in NYC

After I attended the lecture by Hazel Antaramian at St. Vartan Cathedral I took a taxi to Greenwich Village, NYC to attend the Closing Ceremony of Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

April 11th, 2014

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Why Turks Were Capable of Exterminating Armenians, But Not Jews

Why Turks Were Capable of Exterminating Armenians, But Not Jews

Endless comparisons are made between the Armenian Genocide and the Jewish Holocaust. However, there is yet another comparison that is rarely made: the Turkish ability to carry out the Armenian Genocide and inability to eliminate the Jewish settlers from Palestine during the same period. Such a comparison has not been made because hardly anyone has studied the Turkish deportation plans of Jews during World War I in relationship to the Armenian Genocide.

April 8th, 2014

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Reality Check—Talking to Turkey

Reality Check—Talking to Turkey

A friend posted an article on Facebook that included one of the leaked audio recordings (with an English translation appearing on the screen) of Turkish ministerial level discussions of, not to mince words, invading Syria.

April 2nd, 2014

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Text of Swiss Appeal to European Court on Armenian Genocide Disclosed

Text of Swiss Appeal to European Court on Armenian Genocide Disclosed

Two weeks ago — on the last day of the three-month deadline — the Swiss government decided to file an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the Perincek vs. Switzerland lawsuit.

April 1st, 2014

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What a Week!

What a Week!

Well, maybe it’s more than a week’s worth of craziness, but it’s still heartening, maddening, and plain old time-energy-attention consuming, all in one.

March 28th, 2014

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Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Finding Beauty and Vision in Armenia

Last year I accomplished a dream. I took a small group of non-Armenians to my homeland, and introduced them to our enchanting Armenia, the land of Noah. We traveled to the four corners of Armenia and enjoyed the raw beauty of our motherland. My friend Yaffa, who is from Israel, wholly fell in love with Armenia.

March 28th, 2014

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What Should Armenians Learn From Prime Minister Erdogan?

What Should Armenians Learn From Prime Minister Erdogan?

The purpose of this column is to draw lessons from the recent attacks on the Armenian town of Kessab in Syria.

March 25th, 2014

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A Harbinger?

A Harbinger?

Did you see the LATimes’ Sunday March 16 hard-copy edition? The front page of the main section of the newspaper was half covered (vertically) with what I understand is called an “ad wrap” which then fully covered the back of the paper, too.

March 21st, 2014

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Turkey’s Hypocritical Threat against Syria over Ancient Grave

Turkey’s Hypocritical Threat against Syria over Ancient Grave

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s threat to retaliate against anyone in Syria who dares to damage the tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, is the latest manifestation of the Turkish government’s utter hypocrisy.

March 18th, 2014

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Civic Musings

Civic Musings

We are buffeted by social, political, and economic winds that impact not just what we do, but even what we are inclined, or have an interest in, doing.

March 14th, 2014

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Shifting Inter-Relationships Between Armenia and Diaspora

Shifting Inter-Relationships Between Armenia and Diaspora

The Diaspora Ministry of the Republic of Armenia invited a small group of scholars and analysts to Yerevan last December to discuss the Diaspora’s changing role in relation to the homeland. The participants in the “Changing Diaspora in an Ever-changing World” roundtable had come from Argentina, Armenia, Germany, Lebanon, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States.

March 11th, 2014

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