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Citing Pope’s Sermon, Senators Introduce Genocide Centennial Resolution

Citing Pope’s Sermon, Senators Introduce Genocide Centennial Resolution

On the heels of Pope Francis’ historic statement reaffirming the Armenian Genocide and the European Parliament’s overwhelming condemnation of that crime last week, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Barbara Boxer (D-IL), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced legislation today seeking durable Armenian-Turkish relations based on Turkey’s “full acknowledgment” of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

April 20th, 2015

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Time for President Obama to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Time for President Obama to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who is the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, submitted the op-ed piece below exclusively to Asbarez urging President Obama to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

April 20th, 2015

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Turkey Failed to Stifle Genocide Centennial, Says ARF Director

Turkey Failed to Stifle Genocide Centennial, Says ARF Director

“The tsunami of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide Turkey was so afraid of is already a fact,” the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Political Affairs Director, Giro Manoyan, told reporters in Yerevan on Monday.

April 20th, 2015

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Davutoglu’s Fake Apology Offers No Recognition

Davutoglu’s Fake Apology Offers No Recognition

The Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian commented on a recent statement by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, in which the premier attempted to nullify the issue of the Armenian Genocide while offering no real recognition of the attempts by the Ottoman Empire to wipe out the Armenian people.

April 20th, 2015

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Georgian Leaders to Abstain from Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

Georgian Leaders to Abstain from Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, will not visit Armenia to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Russia’s Interfax reports.

April 20th, 2015

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Delegates from 60 Countries to Attend Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

Delegates from 60 Countries to Attend Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

A conference set to begin in Yerevan on April 22 will bring together over 600 official participants from around the world, said Vigen Sargsyan, the Armenian President’s Chief of Staff.

April 20th, 2015

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Turkey Rights Groups Demand Apology, Compensation, and Restitution for Genocide

Turkey Rights Groups Demand Apology, Compensation, and Restitution for Genocide

Human rights organizations in Turkey, under the umbrella group “100th Year – Stop Denialism,” have issued the following statement:

April 20th, 2015

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Turkish Embassy in Mexico Censors Film Festival on Armenian Genocide

Turkish Embassy in Mexico Censors Film Festival on Armenian Genocide

The Turkish Embassy in Mexico managed to suspend a film festival at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City through strong pressures on various state and government authorities.

April 20th, 2015

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Germany Defies Turkey, Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Germany Defies Turkey, Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The German government backed away on Monday from a steadfast refusal to use the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces 100 years ago after rebellious members of parliament forced its hand.

April 20th, 2015

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Former CEO of Hitachi to Publish Book on Armenian Innovation

Former CEO of Hitachi to Publish Book on Armenian Innovation

The former CEO of Japan’s Hitachi Company, Tsugio Makimoto, is set to publish a book titled “Armenia As An Innovative Country,” the Director of Viasphere International, Tony Moroyan, reported to a news conference Monday.

April 20th, 2015

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Jailed Turkish-Armenian Journalist’s Sentence Increased

Jailed Turkish-Armenian Journalist’s Sentence Increased

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has given jailed Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nishanian an additional 4 years and 7 months, raising his current prison sentence to 11 years and 1 month.

April 20th, 2015

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Ted Cruz Calls For Armenian Genocide Recognition

Ted Cruz Calls For Armenian Genocide Recognition

Republican Presidential candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

April 18th, 2015

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AYF Calls on Germany to Condemn Armenian Genocide

AYF Calls on Germany to Condemn Armenian Genocide

Members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) held a demonstration today in front of the German Consulate in Los Angeles calling on the government of Germany to follow the lead of the European Parliament in adopting a resolution commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and urging the Turkish government to come to terms with its violent past.

April 17th, 2015

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Assemblyman Achadjian Announces Bid for Congress

Assemblyman Achadjian Announces Bid for Congress

On Friday, California State Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian officially announced his bid for Congress.

April 17th, 2015

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