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‘Yalanci Dolma’ Diplomacy

Yes, it was a meeting, but not a “historic meeting” as posted by the Friends of Hrant Dink, the organizers of an academic event entitled “Closing the Divide.” The event was designed to build cultural bridges between the Armenian Diaspora on one side and the Turkish people on the other, to traverse a colossal gorge, not divide, created by centuries of slavery, abuse, colonization of Western Armenia, and pogroms, which peaked with the infamous genocide of 1915-23.

Beware of Superficial and Feel-Good Formulations: A Perspective, Before Obama Meets Erdogan

One close example is the righteous family who, during the great genocide and national dispossession of 1915, risked its own to save my grandmother Khengeni from certain death in the coastal town of Ordu. The stories of thousands like them have not been told because of the Turkish state’s official dialectic of denial.

Obama Hails Protocols as Erdogan Presents Ultimatum

President Barack Obama hailed the Armenia-Turkey protocols and pledged US support for the process as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodagan, on the eve of his meeting with the president, issued an ultimatum to the White House saying that normalization process could not move forward without an end to the Karabakh conflict.

Armenian Deployment In Afghanistan Set For February

Armenia will send a small contingent of troops to Afghanistan in February to help the United States and its NATO allies fight the Taliban insurgency, according to the Armenian military.

Government Approves Draft Resolution on Azeri Culpability in Karabakh Conflict

The Armenian government has approved a draft resolution, authored by a deputy from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, calling on parliament to declare Azerbaijan the initiator of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Armenian Government Approves 2010 Budget

The Armenian government approved on Thursday the final version of next year’s budget and is set to submit it to parliament for consideration and approval, Finance Minister Tigran Davtian told reporters.

“Voch” Coalition Calls on High Court To Declare Protocols Unconstitutional

Fourteen Armenian opposition parties have appealed to the country’s Constitutional Court seeking a ruling that would declare Yerevan’s rapprochement agreement with Turkey unconstitutional, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday.

Russia to Own 50 Percent of New Armenian Nuclear Plant

Armenia’s government unveiled on Thursday plans to create a Russian-Armenian joint venture tasked with building a nuclear power station in place of the aging soviet-era facility at Metsamor by 2017.

Defending the Armenian Church in Georgia

Among the 29 Armenian Churches functioning in Tbilisi in the beginning of the 20th-Century, only 1 remains active. Many analysts and members of the Armenian Community in Georgia view this as an attempt to completely assimilate or drive out what remains of this centuries old ethnic-Armenian population.

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.

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