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Canadian Turks Should Condemn, Not Condone, Genocide Denial

Canadian Turks Should Condemn, Not Condone, Genocide Denial

Canadian Turks launched a petition last month seeking the removal of all references to the Armenian Genocide from the 11th grade curriculum of Toronto high schools.

January 7th, 2014

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Switzerland Must Appeal European Court’s Verdict on the Armenian Genocide

Switzerland Must Appeal European Court’s Verdict on the Armenian Genocide

The European Court of Human Rights issued last week a critical Armenian Genocide-related ruling in the case of Dogu Perincek vs. Switzerland.

December 24th, 2013

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Davutoglu’s Charm Offensive During Visit to Armenia

Davutoglu’s Charm Offensive During Visit to Armenia

The wily Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu used every diplomatic trick to take maximum advantage of his presence in Yerevan during the Black Sea Economic Cooperation conference (BSEC) last week.

December 17th, 2013

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Turkey Joins UN Cultural Committee: Wolf in Charge of Guarding Sheep

Turkey Joins UN Cultural Committee: Wolf in Charge of Guarding Sheep

Earlier this year, I wrote a column describing the Turkish government’s bullying tactics to reclaim antique objects from European and American museums. It is ironic that Turkey, one of the greatest looters and pilferers of other nations’ cultural heritage, would so aggressively demand the return of these antiquities.

December 10th, 2013

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WikiLeaks Discloses Confidential U.S. Report on Armenian-Americans

WikiLeaks Discloses Confidential U.S. Report on Armenian-Americans

It is always interesting to see how the Armenian community is viewed by outsiders. That perspective becomes more fascinating when the assessment is made by a U.S. diplomat in an internal report.

December 3rd, 2013

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A Proud Moment for Armenians: Courthouse Named after Gov. Deukmejian

A Proud Moment for Armenians: Courthouse Named after Gov. Deukmejian

Two prominent Armenian-Americans were recently honored with exceptional accolades, making Armenians proud of their accomplishments.

November 26th, 2013

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Playing Partisan Politics with Artsakh Damages Armenian Interests

Playing Partisan Politics with Artsakh Damages Armenian Interests

Since every Armenian around the world passionately upholds the interests of Artsakh (Karabagh), many wonder why the Government of Armenia has not officially recognized its independence from Azerbaijan.

November 19th, 2013

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Armenia Should Renounce Turkish Protocols Long Before Genocide Centennial

Armenia Should Renounce Turkish Protocols Long Before Genocide Centennial

Expecting a public relations nightmare during the Armenian Genocide Centennial, Turkish officials are anxious to prevent further damage to their country’s already tarnished reputation.

November 12th, 2013

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Land of the Rising Sun: Fertile Ground for Armenians

Land of the Rising Sun: Fertile Ground for Armenians

I visited the amazing land of Japan for the first time last month. The minute I set foot on Tokyo’s Narita Airport, it felt like entering a surreal country – almost too good to be true!

November 5th, 2013

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Turkey Returned Some Church Effects After the Genocide: We Demand the Rest

Turkey Returned Some Church Effects After the Genocide: We Demand the Rest

This is the amazing tale of the Turkish government handing over to Istanbul’s Armenian Patriarchate in the 1920’s some of the church effects looted during the Genocide.

October 29th, 2013

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Serge Samoniantz Honored for 35 Years of Service to Journalism

Serge Samoniantz Honored for 35 Years of Service to Journalism

This column is devoted to Serge Samoniantz, former English editor of Asbarez newspaper for 10 years, and current editor of The California Courier for the last 25 years.

October 22nd, 2013

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Justice Dept. Records Reveal: Azerbaijan Pays Millions to U.S. Firms

Justice Dept. Records Reveal: Azerbaijan Pays Millions to U.S. Firms

Awash in billions of petrodollars, but lacking a moral compass, Azerbaijan has been busy handing out loads of money to anyone who is willing to heed its propaganda.

October 15th, 2013

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European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey

European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey

While there is frequent talk about the pursuit of Armenian claims against Turkey in the International Court of Justice (World Court), the possibility of taking legal action in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is rarely mentioned, despite its distinct advantages.

October 7th, 2013

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Commentary on Recent Armenian, Azeri and Turkish Developments

Commentary on Recent Armenian, Azeri and Turkish Developments

Here are some thoughts regarding recent noteworthy news items:
Prominent Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos, during his appearance on CNN last week, chided the United States for its double standard on the Armenian Genocide.

October 1st, 2013

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