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Turkish Business Thrives in Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–KalTrade Armenia Division–a subsidiary of the Swiss KalTrade firm–recently held a business meeting in hotel "Armenia." KalTrade Armenia Division was established in Armenia by Turkish businessmen in August 1996. Currently–the subsidiary imports food products (mainly flour and sugar) and is engaged in wholesale trade. According to Erdal Saral–the director of the subsidiary–10,000 tons

Rep. Kennedy Sponsors Measure to Divert US Aid to Armenia

WASHINGTON–Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI)–continuing to express his concerns for the treatment of the new Republic of Armenia by its neighbor Turkey–is sponsoring legislation that would take $22 million previously awarded to Turkey and re-appropriate it to Armenia for agricultural development. "It is important that we help Armenia–which is struggling to reconstruct both its economy

ARF of Artsakh Issues Announcement

STEPANAKERT (ANIS)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Committee of Artsakh issued a n announcement Tuesday oin the upcoming ninth anniversary of the brutal pogroms perpetrated by the Azeri OMON forces. Below is a translated text of that announcement. The massacre of Armenia’s of Sumgait perpetrated on February 28–1988–a manifestation of the Azeri government’s anti-Armenian policy–represents one

Video Depicts Siradeghian Extremism

GLENDALE — A segment featuring former interior minister and current Yerevan Mayor Vano Siradeghian making extremist remarks following the post-election opposition crackdown in Yerevan was re-broadcast Monday–following a flood of phone calls and requests to the offices of Horizon Armenian Television after the program aired a 17-minute segment Friday. Horizon Television has obtained an exclusive

Armenian Scientist Creates Model of Ancient Alphabets

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — A model of ancient alphabets which allows for the examination of dominant philosophical ideologies typical of a particular nation during the creation of the national alphabets was created by Armenian scientist Samvel Babayan. Babayan closely examined the Armenian–Greek–Georgian and Sinay alphabets and revealed a phenomena in accordance with which letters of

Azeri Parliamentarian Murdered

BAKU (Reuter–Itar-Tass) — Ziya Buniyatov–a historian and prominent political figure in Azerbaijan– was stabbed and shot to death as he walked home from work Friday–police said. Police said they did not yet know the motive for the killing of Buniyatov–75–a member of parliament who was also vice-president of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. He was

Cooperation Stressed at Caucasus Student Conference

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — "Any idea promoting the consolidation of peace and stability in the Caucasus should only be hailed," Ashot Goulakian–head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s delegation–said commenting on the Caucasus Regional Students Conference held in Tsakhkadzor–Armenia. Goulakian said that measures aimed at establishing peace and stability in the region would fail unless the views of all

Foreign Minister to Visit US

YEREVAN (Hayastani Hanrapetutyun) — Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian will meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright this week while on an official visit to Washington– ministry spokesperson Arsen Gasparian announced Friday. Arzoumanian is also scheduled to meet with National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. The meetings are expected to focus on the resolution of the

“Trial of 31″ Postponed

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The so-called "Trial of 31" was once again postponed following Friday’s hearing–when witness Moushegh Aghajanian–the brother of defendant Armen Aghajanian–refused to testify citing Article 42 of the Armenian Constitution which states that a person is not required to testify against himself–a spouse or relatives. Presiding justice David Avetissian expressed his disappointed

Lake Sevan Level Continues to Drop

YEREVAN (Azg) — The water level of Lake Sevan continues to drop due to power production–the head of the Department for Preservation of Water Resources of Armenia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said. Nearly 81 million cubic meters of water were drained for the production of electricity last year– and as a result–the water level of