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Turkish Vice Prime Minister Ridiculed for Telling Women Not to Laugh in Public

Turkish Vice Prime Minister Ridiculed for Telling Women Not to Laugh in Public

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc is the latest government official to put his foot in his mouth.

August 5th, 2014

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Comeuppance

Comeuppance

It’s interesting how news with disparate topics, time, and place is sometimes ironically related.

August 1st, 2014

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Australia Must Dismiss Foreign Minister for Denying the Armenian Genocide

Australia Must Dismiss Foreign Minister for Denying the Armenian Genocide

The Turkish Sabah newspaper published last week the following disturbing news: “Australian FM: Armenian Case not Genocide.”

July 29th, 2014

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My Enemy’s Enemy’s Enemy’s…

My Enemy’s Enemy’s Enemy’s…

You’re of course familiar with the aphorism “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

July 25th, 2014

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Now That the Lawsuits Are Settled, Let’s Build the Genocide Memorial

Now That the Lawsuits Are Settled, Let’s Build the Genocide Memorial

On July 15, a Federal Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s 2011 decision, ordering the return to the Cafesjian Family Foundation (CFF) the properties intended for the construction of an Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in Washington, D.C.

July 22nd, 2014

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Farfetched Proposal

Farfetched Proposal

We, Armenians, should be developing better, broader, and deeper relations with the Kurds (especially of Turkey).

July 18th, 2014

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Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Summer 2014: Blog Reviews Focus on Armenian Writers

Just posted: a review of Paul R. Ignatius’ book, “5 x 3,” on my blog SunroomDesk.com. This is the third book published by Ignatius, an Armenian-American and Glendale native who served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Johnson administration.

July 18th, 2014

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Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Turkish Counter-Efforts Help Publicize Genocide Centennial

Armenians in the US and around the world were needlessly alarmed by a recent article in the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, titled: “Turkish Americans prepare ‘master plan’ for 2015.”

July 15th, 2014

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Diplomatic Duet

Diplomatic Duet

Do you remember biased Bryza? The “American” diplomat whose allegiances to Azerbaijan and Turkey at least appeared to be stronger than to his own country?

July 11th, 2014

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Smirks II

Smirks II

This week, let’s go for some schadenfreude shall we? It’s getting close to five years since this kind of “fun” was so broadly available that I could write a piece, and this time, all the raw material is provided by Turks.

July 3rd, 2014

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‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

‘Joan Quinn Captured’ Celebrates a Culture Queen

Amid the breathtaking setting of Brand Park in Glendale, with towering sycamore trees and the freshly landscaped grounds, the beauty of nature and art collided on Saturday, June 28 when the exhibition “Joan Quinn Captured” opened at the Brand Library & Art Galleries.

July 3rd, 2014

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Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Turkey’s Declining Support in Congress after Blunders at Home and Abroad

Due to Prime Minister Erdogan’s widespread human rights abuses of his own citizens and foreign policy blunders vis-a-vis Armenia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Syria, Turkey has lost much of the support it once enjoyed in the United States, and indeed, around the world.

July 1st, 2014

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Two Years Later

Two Years Later

Last week, the Western U.S. Region of the ARF completed its biennial convention with the election of a new Central Committee (CC), as I wrote two years ago as well.

June 27th, 2014

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Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian Travels: Artists for Peace, Trip to Armenia with Hollywood Film Partners

Ken Davitian, a prolific Hollywood actor with roles in many popular TV shows and award-winning films, is in Belgium the last week of June to complete an Artists for Peace video, then heads to Armenia to explore film projects.

June 26th, 2014

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