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Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

Los Angeles Cancels $845,000 Contract with Turkey’s Lobbyist Gephardt Group

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
I wrote a column last August warning that the Armenian-American community and all people of good will would boycott the products and services of Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Google, Los Angeles Airport, National Football League, Port of Oakland, and United Airlines, unless these companies cancelled their contracts with [...]

February 24th, 2015

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Who is Responsible for Turning Erdogan into a Fanatical Tyrant?

Who is Responsible for Turning Erdogan into a Fanatical Tyrant?

When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, its founder, Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared like a devout Muslim seeking to eliminate corruption and improve the standard of living of Turkish citizens.

February 17th, 2015

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Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Prof. Auron Blasts Israel’s President for Calling Armenian Genocide a ‘Massacre’

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin generated a major controversy after his January 28 speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.

February 10th, 2015

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Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

Pan-Armenian Declaration Reveals Plans for Legal Claims Against Turkey

The Presidents of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh along with leaders of major Diasporan organizations issued an unprecedented joint declaration last week, announcing the preparation of a comprehensive dossier of “legal claims” from Turkey to restore “individual, communal and pan-Armenian rights and legitimate interests.”

February 3rd, 2015

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Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

Armenia’s Jewish Community Leader Lashes out at Pro-Azeri Propagandists

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Rimma Varzhapetyan-Feller, President of the Jewish Community of Armenia, recently wrote a scathing article titled, “World Jewry cannot become a tool in the hands of anti-Armenian propagators.” She criticized all those who engage in such propaganda for writing “ordered and one-sided articles…in pursuit of profits.”
Such writers attempt to exploit Israeli political circles and [...]

January 29th, 2015

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Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Zuart Sudjian Sues Turkey to Reclaim Her Family Lands — Diyarbakir Airport

Armenians are in the process of organizing thousands of events all over the world to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

January 20th, 2015

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Greece Blocks Talat Pasha Committee’s Genocide Denialist Stunt in Athens

Greece Blocks Talat Pasha Committee’s Genocide Denialist Stunt in Athens

Dogu Perincek, leader of the Turkish Workers’ Party, failed last week to repeat in Greece the denialist show he orchestrated in Switzerland 10 years ago.

January 14th, 2015

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Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN
Here is a surprising news item being disclosed for the first time in this column—Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, wife of prominent actor and human rights activist George Clooney, will be one of the attorneys representing Armenia next month at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Mrs. Clooney is a highly regarded attorney specializing in [...]

December 22nd, 2014

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Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

Azeri-Israeli Propagandist Throws Stones at Armenia from Glass House

The JNS.org website (Jewish and Israel news) posted a venomous, anti-Armenian article by Arye Gut with a bombastic headline: “Anti-Semitism in Armenia: A Clear and Present Danger.”

December 16th, 2014

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Sweeping Reforms Needed to Resolve Critical Pan-Armenian Issues

Sweeping Reforms Needed to Resolve Critical Pan-Armenian Issues

I delve this week into a thorny subject that has distressed much of the Armenian world: the uproar generated by the highly critical and harshly-worded letter posted on the internet by the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian addressed to His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.

December 9th, 2014

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Turkish Parliament Will Hide the Truth Should it Block the Genocide Resolution

Turkish Parliament Will Hide the Truth Should it Block the Genocide Resolution

Last week, a Turkish Parliamentarian submitted a proposal to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, seeking condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, a series of atrocities, and other acts of state terrorism.

December 2nd, 2014

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Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

In recent years, a growing number of Turkish intellectuals, scholars, journalists and human rights activists have taken bold positions on the Armenian Genocide, in opposition to their government’s denials.

November 25th, 2014

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Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Countries Selling Weapons to Azerbaijan Are Just as Guilty for Attacks on Artsakh

Azerbaijan’s armed forces committed a criminal act on November 12, shooting down an unarmed Armenian helicopter inside Artsakh’s borders and killing three military officers.

November 18th, 2014

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Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Republican Congressional Majority Casts Dark Shadow on Armenian Interests

Nearly all congressional candidates nationwide who supported Armenian-American issues were victorious during the November 4 elections.

November 12th, 2014

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