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Camp Armen Landlord Agrees to Negotiate

Camp Armen Landlord Agrees to Negotiate

  ISTANBUL—As a result of activists fighting against the demolition of Camp Armen, an Armenian orphanage in Istanbul, the landlord of the orphanage has temporarily halted the demolition of the camp and has agreed to hear out proposals from the activists. Garo Paylan, an Armenian candidate who is nominated for the upcoming parliamentary elections in

Orphan children working during the construction of a dormitory at Camp Armen.

Armenian Church, Lawyers Seek Return of Camp Armen

ISTANBUL—The Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Church and volunteer lawyers are initiating a legal campaign for the return of Camp Armen, a former summer camp for Armenian orphans in Istanbul. The orphanage, it was recently revealed, has been marked for demolition in order to make room for luxury residential buildings. Lawyers plan a new appeal to stop

Ex-DTP Leader To Be Brought To Court By Force

A former co-chair of the Democratic Society Party (DTP) party, which was shut down by a high court on Friday over alleged links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), will be brought by force to a court hearing for a trial in which she is charged with membership in the PKK, an Istanbul court ruled yesterday.

Two Shot Dead in Ongoing Kurdish Protests

Two people were shot dead and several were wounded Tuesday in southeastern Turkey when a shopkeeper fired on demonstrators protesting a court ban on the country’s main Kurdish party, a local official said.

Turkish Government Freezes Shares in Dogan Media Units

Turkey’s largest media group, Dogan Media Group (DMG), said on Monday the Turkish tax office froze shares in its units, including Hurriyet Gazetecilik.

Kurdish Riots Flare in Turkey Over Party Shut Down

Kurdish protesters have clashed with police throughout Turkey as members of the Democratic Society Party (DTP), the main Kurdish party, met to discuss their next move after being banned by the country’s constitutional court.

Bipartisan Senate Letter Rebukes Turkey for Worsening Israel Ties

A bipartisan letter sent to the Turkish Embassy from 10 US senators on December 7 sharply rebuked the Turkish government for the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year,” reported the Weekly Standard’s Blog on Monday.

Tales of Winter

Finally it snowed! And finally, I used freshly split logs to start a long-awaited fire with dried kindling in the fireplace. It was the seventh of the month, and it had not yet snowed until now. That was a change from yesteryears, when Thanksgiving came in the middle of snowstorms stranding air and land travelers. The Greens attribute all this change to global warming, which, if persists, will melt the Antarctic snow and raise the sea levels to surpass that of the Great Flood, which prompted Noah to build his arc. Waves and wind had directed the arc towards Armenia, and when the waters receded, the arc had settled on our very own Mount Ararat—unlike the British Navy, which couldn’t (rather wouldn’t) climb our mountain as Gostan Zarian had portrayed in his novel Nave Lerran Vrah (The Ship on the Mountain).

Kurdish Protesters Clash with Turkish Police in Van

Hundreds of Kurds clashed with police in Turkey’s south-eastern city of van, hurling stones, firebombs and fireworks. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Associated Press reported

Kurdish Party Offices Attacked in Turkey

Police in Turkey reported Wednesday that three provincial offices belonging to Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) have been attacked by gunfire and bombings, the Turkish Hurriyet Daily reported.

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