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Schiff’s Opponent Outlines his Strategy to ‘Solve the Problem’

Charles Hahn is running against Adam Schiff in the Congressional race in the 29th California Congressional district. A Republican, Hahn says, on his website: “I am running for office to give regular people a strong voice in Washington. I will fairly and openly represent everyone in the 29th Congressional District.” This can be an admirable

US Senator Hegel says American Students Should Learn about Ataturk

WASHINGTON (Huriyet)–American school children should be taught about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, the Anatolian News Agency quoted U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel as saying. "Ataturk is one of the most valuable leaders in the 21st century. The children in the United States know nothing about such a big leader.

Armenian Youth Federation Demonstrates Against Gala Honoring Ataturk

LONG BEACH, CA–Over 50 members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) converged around the perimeter of the Long Beach Hilton Hotel Saturday night to demonstrate in protest of an annual banquet honoring the establishment of the modern Turkish republic and its founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Hosted by the Association of Turkish Americans of Southern

New Genocide Photo Uncovered

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI) recently revealed a rare photograph that documen’s the massacres of the Armenian population of Mush, one of the many historic Armenian provinces decimated during Ottoman Turkey’s Genocide of the Armenia’s in 1915-1923. The photo, acquired by the AGMI recently, was taken by Russian soldiers on the Caucasus front in

Turkey is Trying to Sway Armenia on Commission Issue, Says Hovsepian

GLENDALE–Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member Dr. Viken Hovsepian told a gathering of press representatives and community activists that Turkey’s current tactic on Turkish-Armenian relations was to influence international opinion in order to persuade Armenia to accept its proposal for establishing a historical commission to determine the veracity of the Armenian Genocide. “We say YES to

US Urges Ankara,Yerevan to Push Forward Reconciliation

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–A senior American diplomat Tuesday urged Turkey and Armenia not to halt the reconciliation process started by President Abdullah Gul’s historic visit to Armenia in early September following a formal invitation by his Armenian counterpart. Daniel Fried, the US Assistant Secretary State for European and Eurasian Affairs, held a three-hour meeting with Ertugrul Apakan,

Swiss Court Finds Turks Guilty for Denying Genocide

GENEVA (AFP)–A Swiss court on Tuesday ruled that three Turks were guilty of racial discrimination after having claimed that the Armenian genocide was an "international lie." Ali Mercan, the Europe-based representative of the Party of Turkish Workers, was sentenced to pay a fine of 4,500 Swiss fran’s ($3,900) by the district tribunal of Winterthur. Two

Armenian Genocide Discussed in Australian Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia–A Federal Member for North Sydney, Joe Hockey, Monday spoke openly about the Armenian Genocide in the Federal Parliament of Australia, calling for recognition of the heinous crime. In response to appeals by the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC Australia), Hockey raised in Parliament the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) recent use of the

ANC Responds to Watertown Town Councilor’s Remarks on ADL Assurances

WATERTOWN–The Armenian National Committee of Massachusetts has asked Watertown Town Council President Clyde Younger to clarify his remarks in the Boston Globe suggesting that he is “comfortable with assurances from the Anti-Defamation League’s national leader, Abraham H. Foxman, that the organization recognizes the Armenian genocide." In a Sunday, October 19 article, entitled, “ADL fight appears

Turkey’s ‘National Bitch’ Talks About Perils Faced by Female Authors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP)–"Of course Turkish women are stronger than men," says Perihan Magden with a laugh. Like her, many Turkish women writers provoke the wrath of officials with uncompromising works. "I’m the national bitch anyway in Turkey. I think they just want me to shut up," she told AFP at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But