The Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul has decided to appeal to the Turkish authorities for permission to hold elections for a new patriarch.
The German Foreign Ministry has cancelled a long-planned concert by the Dresden Symphony Orchestra in Istanbul that was to commemorate the Armenian Genocide after protests by Ankara, orchestra director Markus Rindt said on October 26.
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, who visited Baku, Stepanakert and Armenia respectively from October 23-25, released a statement on Wednesday regarding their visit to the region.
Turkey has effectively written a “blank check” to security services to torture people detained after a failed military coup attempt, a U.S.-based rights group said on Tuesday, citing accusations of beatings, sleep deprivation and sexual abuse.
The Armenian Cultural Association of Argentina reopened the Daghlian Library, a specialized library on Armenian topics that has over 4,700 titles in different languages.
The Dresden Symphony Orchestra of Germany will present “Aghet,” a project composed in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Berlin on November 13.
Human Rights Watch released a report entitled “Harassed, Imprisoned, Exiled: Azerbaijan’s Continuing Crackdown on Government Critics, Lawyers, and Civil Society” on October 20.
Turkish jets bombed U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State, as Ankara and Washington’s competing priorities in the multisided Syria conflict strain ties between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.
Smarting over exclusion from an Iraqi-led offensive against Islamic State in Mosul and Kurdish militia gains in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday Turkey “will not wait until the blade is against our bone” but could act alone in rooting out enemies.
Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria, the country’s legislative authority, Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, told Sputnik she considered Crimea an integral part of Russia.