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Turkey Tells France to Not Intervene in Genocide Issue; Armenian Youth Mount Protests on Senate Steps

ANKARA/PARIS (Combines Sources)–The Speaker of Turkey’s Parliament, in a meeting Tuesday with a French Senator, urged France to not “intervene” on the Armenian Genocide. The “request” not to interfere came as French Armenian youth organizations announced they would stage a sit in at the French Senate every week to demand the passage of a resolution

Swiss President: Genocide Row Should be Settled by Historians

BERNE (Turkish Daily News)–Pascal Couchepin, the president of the Swiss Confederation, Friday said historians should settle the issue of the Armenian Genocide, endorsing recent efforts by Turkey to pressure landlocked Armenia to endorse a Turkish proposed commission to “investigate” the Armenian Genocide. The lower house of the Swiss Parliament recognized the genocide in a 2003

Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Ukrainian Town

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–A cross-stone (khachkar), dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide, has been erected in the central park of the Ukranian town of Nikopol. The monument, unveiled on October 11, was erected by the Armenian community of Nikopol in Ukraine’s Dneropetrovsk province and consecrated in a joint ceremony by the priests

US Document Reveals Turkey Continued Ottoman Empire’s Anti-Armenian Policies

Those who want to shield today’s Turkey from responsibility for the Armenian Genocide have sought to blame the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire rather than the Republic of Turkey which was not established until 1923. One wonders then why Turkish officials, who have tried every trick to deny the facts of the Armenian

Atlantic Monthly Looks at Armenia’s and Obama

In its most recent edition, posted on its Website on Wednesday, the prestigious Atlantic Monthly focuses on the Armenian vote in the upcoming elections in an article entitled “McCain’s Armenia Problem.” Below we present the article. McCain’s Armenia Problem "In the superheated world of ethnic grievance politics, rarely do presidential elections feature such a clear

Turkey’s Ambassador to Israel Warns of Damaged Ties if Genocide Recognized

TEL AVIV–Recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Knesset will badly damage the Turkish-Israeli partnership, said Namik Tan, Turkey’s ambassador to Israel. He said that Ankara recalled its envoys from U.S. and France when the parliamen’s of these states voted for recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Ambassador Tan criticized the Israeli parliamentary initiative to discuss the

Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary Group Visits Yerevan

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Members from the Swiss Federal Assembly’s Switzerland-Armenia Parliamentary group were in Yerevan on Wednesday meeting with President Serzh Sarkisian on the first leg of a two-day visit aimed at bolstering bilateral ties between the two landlocked mountainous countries. The group, headed by Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, met also with National Assembly Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan and

Genocides Repeat Themselves: Photojournalist Seeks to Raise Awareness of Nearly 1.5M Armenian Deaths

Who now remembers the Armenian genocide? Those were Adolph Hitler’s words in 1942, when his general protested that the Nazis would never get away with exterminating the Polish Jews. Ara Oshagan hopes that his work of documenting the lives and stories of Armenian genocide survivors will help to prove Hitler wrong. "Genocides repeat themselves," said

Lawsuit filed Against US National Archives to Obtain Documentation on Genocide

LOS ANGELES–A civil action against the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States was filed yesterday seeking documen’s as they relate to the Armenian Genocide (1914 to 1925). (Vartkes Yeghiayan v. National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America, Case No. CV08-16248, U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif., Sept.

Good Neighborly Relations a Lie Without Mutual Respect, Says Hovsepian

In a recent interview with Asbarez, Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau member Dr. Viken Hovsepian discussed the party’s position on the recent developmen’s in Armenian-Turkish relations and touched on aspects needed to make the normalization of relations equitable and fair, with all of Armenia’s national interests protected. Below is the English translation of the interview: ******