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Sarkisian to IAGS President: No to Commission of Historians, Yes to Eliminating Consequences of Genocide

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has responded to an October 13 open letter from the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, William Schabas. In the letter, addressed to both Sarkisian and Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Schabas, said: “Acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide must be the starting point of any ‘impartial historical commission,’ not one of its possible conclusions.”

Armenia Again Rejects Turkish Preconditions

Armenia on Wednesday denounced Turkish leaders’ continuing linkage of Turkish-Armenian relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying that Ankara risks wrecking the western-backed rapprochement between the two states.

Medvedev Says Armenia-Turkey Normalization ‘Fair’ and ‘Expedient’

Russia welcomes the normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey, which it deems “expedient” and “fair” in the current environment, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted by News.az as saying on Wednesday.

Israel Seeks Direct Talks With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday told the members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel is interested in direct talks with Syria over Turkish mediated negotiations, adding that his government would prefer Paris over Ankara in a situation in which a mediator is required, reported the Israeli Web site ynetnews.com.

Massachusetts Senate Candidate Capuano Opposes Historical Commission

Congressman Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) affirmed his positions on a number of issues of concern to the Armenian American community in his responses to the ANCA Questionnaire for candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Concerning the provision in the Armenia-Turkey protocols for a “historical commission,”reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Sarkisian Discusses Military Priorities With US Defense Official

A high-level official from the US Department of Defense was in Yerevan Thursday meeting with Armenia’s top leadership for talks on military cooperation, reported the Armenian Presidential press service.

Town Halls Raise Awareness on Next Steps Against Protocols

Town hall meetings have begun throughout the Western United States to inform Armenian communities of the current state of negotiations between Armenia and Turkey, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) reported on Saturday.

Sept. 27 Public Rally to Protest Protocols

The public is urged to take part in a rally on Sept. 27 in Glendale to protest the protocols on the establishment and development of Armenia-Turkey relations. The rally will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pelanconi Park (on the corner of Glenoaks Blvd. and Grandview Street).

AYF Western US Urges Withdrawal from Protocol Process

The Armenian Youth Federation-Western Region Thursday issued an announcement, in which it expresses its opposition to the protocols on the establishment and development of relations between Armenia and Turkey and urges the Armenian government to abandon the ill-fated process

Historic Youth Center Opens Doors In Glendale

The Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) Glendale Chapter marked the opening of its long anticipated Youth Center on Sunday, July 12 as hundreds from the community attended a special ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new building, located at the center of a diverse and growing city of over 200,000.

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