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ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.

July 29th, 2014

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Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

John Bass, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Turkey, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday denied the Armenian Genocide and stumbled on characterizing the widely documented abuses and freedom violations by official Ankara.

July 16th, 2014

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Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

The remains of the a 17-year-old Karvachar resident, Smat Tsakanian, believed to have been abducted from his home by Azerbaijani commandos earlier this month was found in Nor Erkedj, reported Armlur.am.

July 15th, 2014

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Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will deliver an opening statement at a subcommittee hearing, entitled “The Future of Turkish Democracy.”

July 15th, 2014

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Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

-President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, the White House announced.

July 10th, 2014

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#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

With just days to Thursday’s vote by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act (H.R. 4347), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has set Tuesday, June 24th as a day for Congressional calls and social media activism in support of this bipartisan religious freedom measure.

June 23rd, 2014

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Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, by a bipartisan vote of 25 to 5, on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) foreign aid legislative package that, once again, reaffirmed U.S. support for the longstanding U.S. assistance program for Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

June 19th, 2014

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Senior U.S. Diplomat Says Arms Sales to Azerbaijan Not for Use against Armenia

Senior U.S. Diplomat Says Arms Sales to Azerbaijan Not for Use against Armenia

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Eric Rubin, explained on Thursday that U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan is not for use against Armenia.

June 12th, 2014

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Erdogan Angers US Turkish Lobby

Erdogan Angers US Turkish Lobby

The annual Washington conference of the American-Turkish Council (ATC), perhaps the best-known group lobbying on behalf of Turkish interests in the United States, is usually an occasion for both sides to boast about the strength and importance of the Turkey-US relationship.

June 10th, 2014

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Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

In his annual statement for April 24, President Obama, once again, failed to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide, instead using the classic euphemisms to characterize the events of 1915.

April 24th, 2014

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Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.”

April 23rd, 2014

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Sen. Boxer Reaffirms Pledge to Work for Genocide Recognition

Sen. Boxer Reaffirms Pledge to Work for Genocide Recognition

California Senator Barbara Boxer said she would vow to keep working towards the adoption of US policy that recognizes the Armenian Genocide and that urges the Turkish government to do the same, in a statement released on Tuesday.

April 23rd, 2014

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Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday

Congressional Delegation to Arrive in Armenia Wednesday

From April 23 to 26, a U.S. Congressional delegation — including Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) — will visit Armenia, the US embassy in Yerevan reported.

April 22nd, 2014

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Schiff Delivers Open Letter to Turkish People on House Floor on Genocide

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution, went to the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday to deliver an open letter to the Turkish people on the Armenian Genocide.

April 9th, 2014

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