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Turkey Encouraging Domestic Protests Against Open Borders, Says Hovannesian

The Turkish government is encouraging domestic demonstrations against the opening of its border with Armenia to influence Western opinion in favor of preconditions Ankara and Baku have placed on Yerevan, a leader of the Armenian Revolution Federation said Friday, Yerkir reported.

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Armen Haghnazarian

BY ARA GHAZARIAN What began in 1961 as a modest student life in the historic city of Aachen, the resting place of Charlemagne and German kings, came full circle almost half a century later. Thousands of miles from his beloved Armenia, on February 19, as Armenians worldwide marked the St. Vartanants Day, Armen Haghnazarian, husband,

Turkish Intellectuals Reflect on Obama’s Visit, Armenian Issue

Turkish intellectuals–from progressives to hardliners–I interviewed on the eve of President Obama’s visit to Turkey believe that the U.S. administration will firmly support the dialogue between Turkey-Armenia, but will not recognize the Armenian Genocide. Many progressives, however, expect Obama to pressure Turkey to allow free discussion of the Armenian issue. According to The Economist Turkey

Turkish Opposition Parties Unhappy With Obama Remarks

ANKARA–Turkey’s opposition party leaders are unhappy with US President Barack Obama over remarks he made in separate talks with them during his visit to Turkey on Monday, reported the Turkish newspaper, Today’s Zaman. Obama held brief talks with leaders from Turkey’s three opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and

More than 300 European Organizations Urge Obama to Recognize Genocide

BRUSSELS–A letter signed by more than 340 European organizations is urging US President Barack Obama to stand firm against Turkish pressure and honor his campaign pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide, reported the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy. The letter, sent to the White House while the President was in London for the

Pitfalls and Possibilities: Armenian-Turkish Relations Explored

BIG PINES, CA–The past, present, and future of Armenian-Turkish relations were the focus of a three day seminar on March 20-22 that brought some 70 young Armenian Americans to the Armenian Youth Federation’s campgrounds in Big Pines, California. The seminar covered a broad range of issues related to the current push to normalize ties between

Community to Observe 94th Anniversary of Genocide in Montebello

Every year, the date April 24 symbolizes the premeditated Genocide perpetrated by Turkey against Armenians. As a consequence of the Genocide, not only did 1.5 million innocent Armenians lose their lives, but an incalculable economic and cultural legacy was lost as well. Most importantly, however, a large area of our millennia-old fatherland was usurped by

AYF Leads Discussion on Genocide with Students at Lakewood High

LAKEWOOD, CA–Hundreds of tenth and eleventh grade history students gathered in the Lakewood High School Library on Monday to participate in a discussion on genocide with members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF). The discussion covered a range of issues, from the basic history of the Armenian Genocide to how its denial put into motion