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Pico Rivera Honors Artsakh; Establishes Friendship City With Karvachar

Pico Rivera Honors Artsakh; Establishes Friendship City With Karvachar

The Pico Rivera City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution honoring the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and its citizens, announcing the town of Karvachar, Artsakh and the City of Pico Rivera as “Friendship Cities,” reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region.

April 23rd, 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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Turkish Rights Group Calls on Turkey to Recognize Genocide

Turkish Rights Group Calls on Turkey to Recognize Genocide

The Human Rights Association of Turkey issued a statement on Wednesday calling for an end to the denial of the Armenian Genocide and urging the Turkish government to recognize the crimes committed nearly a hundred years ago. Below is the full text of the statement.

April 23rd, 2014

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Repackaging Denial: Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’

Repackaging Denial: Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement Wednesday on what he termed “the events of 1915,” a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2014

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Sarkisian Issues Statement on Genocide Anniversary

Sarkisian Issues Statement on Genocide Anniversary

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian released a statement on Wednesday, one day ahead of April 24th commemorations of what will be the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, paying his respects to the memories of those who perished and calling on Turkey to face the truth about a dark chapter of its history. Below is the full text of the statement.

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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Armenian Film Foundation Delivers 400 Digitized Testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation

Armenian Film Foundation Delivers 400 Digitized Testimonies to USC Shoah Foundation

Dr. J. Michael Hagopian’s collection of 400 interviews of Armenian Genocide survivors and witnesses drew one step closer to being fully integrated into the Visual History Archive today. The Armenian Film Foundation officially handed over the collection to the USC Shoah Foundation, where the process of cataloguing and indexing will begin.

April 23rd, 2014

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Atom Egoyan Asks People of Turkey to ‘Do Their Part’

Atom Egoyan Asks People of Turkey to ‘Do Their Part’

“I simply ask you to do your work,” world-renowned filmmaker Atom Egoyan says in an open letter to the people of Turkey, calling for an end to the denial of the Armenian Genocide. In his letter, Egoyan pleads with the Turkish people to do their part in putting an end to a genocide that continues through denial and to finally make way for healing. The full text of the letter is below.

April 23rd, 2014

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President Appoints Three New Ministers, Chief Adviser

President Appoints Three New Ministers, Chief Adviser

Former chief of government staff Vache Gabrielian has been appointed as chief advisor to Armenia’s prime minister, says the prime minister’s press office. Gabrielian took office on April 18, replacing former chief of staff David Harutiunian.

April 23rd, 2014

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ROI and the Armenian Cause

ROI and the Armenian Cause

As we approach the June 1st broadcast of the ANCA Telethon, and you are asked (likely more than once) to lend a helping hand to our nationwide grassroots fundraising campaign, you’ll naturally ask yourself what it means today to donate to the ANCA.

April 22nd, 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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Veteran Photojournalist Harry Koundakjian Passes Away

Veteran Photojournalist Harry Koundakjian Passes Away

Veteran photojournalist, Associated Press international photo editor and long-time Asbarez collaborator Harry Koundakjian passed away Monday. He was 84.

April 22nd, 2014

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Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Tbilisi

Genocide Memorial Unveiled in Tbilisi

A memorial to the Armenian genocide was unveiled in Tbilisi on Monday. The memorial is made of stone and stands in the yard of one of the Armenian churches in the capital.

April 22nd, 2014

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Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Tankian Urges Turks to ‘Truly Find Yourself’

Armenian-American musician Serj Tankian, in an open letter published in the Turkish-Armenian weekly, Agos, urged the people of Turkey to face history and “truly find yourself,” enlightening the Turkish public to their government’s rabid efforts to deny the Armenian Genocide.

April 22nd, 2014

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