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Turkey On Trial As Suspects Claim State Collusion in Writer’s Killing

BY NOURITZA MATTOSIAN AND DANIEL HOWDEN From The IndependentJuly 4, 2007 A small, sweltering courtroom in Istanbul has become the focal point for an intense examination of Turkey’s democratic freedoms and the independence of its judiciary. On trial inside the room yesterday were 14 defendants accused of involvement in the murder of the campaigning journalist

Armenia, Azerbaijan: A Conflict of Convenience for Moscow and Washington

From Stratfor researchJuly 03, 2007 Summary Expectations of a renewed fight between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region are rising, since Azerbaijan has started using the huge windfall of cash from its new pipeline to quintuple its defense budget. This time, the conflict could serve as a spark for the larger struggle between the

Assembly Committee Approves Bill Extending Calif. Trade Office Funding

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region welcomed news of the passage of SB 515 through the California Assembly Jobs and Economic Development Committee. The Assembly Committee passed SB 515, which extends the “sunset” of funding for the California Trade Office by two years until 2010. The CATO, which opened under the leadership

West San Fernando Valley ANC Continues Strong Community Outreach

LOS ANGELES–If Webster’s Dictionary had a photo under its definition of “grassroots organization” it would be of members of the West San Fernando Valley chapter of the Armenian National Committee (WSFV-ANC). This ANC chapter has, for decades, well served the nearly 100,000 Armenian Americans who live and work in southern California’s San Fernando Valley. By

Arizona ANC Praises Congressman Mitchell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Armenian Americans from the Grand Canyon State welcomed this week Congressman Harry Mitchell’s cosponsorship of human rights legislation concerning the Armenian Genocide (H.Res.106). Congressman Mitchell, who represents Arizona’s fifth Congressional District, has previously served as the Mayor of Tempe, as Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party and had a distinguished tenure in the State


Horizon Television will present an exclusive interview with the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia member Gegham Manoukian on the cooperation agreement the party signed earlier today with Armenia’s ruling coalition. The interview will be rebroadcast air at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern time and again at 8 p.m. Pacific/11 p.m. Eastern. Visit for a

Ruzanna Harutyunyan Arrives in the U.S. for Pediatric Fellowship at UCI

Ruzanna Harutyunyan arrives in the U.S. for a six-month Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. U.S. Academic Fellowships are an important part of the EyeCare Projects comprehensive medical education and training programthe cornerstone of the Projects Five-Point Initiative, Bringing Sight to Armenian Eyes. Prior AECP Fellowships to train top Armenian physicians

ATP Initiates Celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day in Armenia

KARIN, Armenia–On April 25, Armenia Tree Project jointly with the US Embassy initiated a ceremonial event to mark Earth Day and Arbor Day. US Embassy Public Affairs Head Thomas Mittnacht and a large number of guests joined in this celebration with ATP. Among the attendees were the head of the Hayantar department of the Ministry

ANC of San Diego County Welcomes Congressman Hunter’s Agreement to Cosponsor H.Res.106

EL CAJON, Calif.– After learning of Congressman Brian Bilbray’s (R-CA-50) cosponsorship of H. Res. 106 on March 14, 2007, the Armenian National Committee of San Diego County expressed its appreciation to Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA-52) whose office confirmed that the Congressman has agreed to cosponsor H.Res.106, the Armenian Genocide resolution. Rep. Hunter, a 14-term Congressman