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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.

Translating the ARF Roadmap to Regime Change into Action Part II

The roadmap to regime change is a response to conditions that were crystallized by the recently signed protocols which represent the first step in the process of rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey. The ARF has properly viewed these documents as being detrimental to Armenia’s present and future national interests. In response to this assessment, the party has announced its formal opposition to the protocols. In Part I an explanation was offered as to how the ARF can deliver on its roadmap to regime change. Although this is a gargantuan task for which the ARF has the necessary experience to undertake, it is the how of the undertaking that is crucial. The response by the ARF, if it is to be effective, must be multi-faceted in its objectives and multi-operational in its implementation.

Karabakh ‘Main Issue’ of Erdogan-Obama Talks, Says Davutoglu

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was “a main issue” in Monday’s talks between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by the Azeri Today.az news portal as saying in an interview on Tuesday.

Iran Rejects Turkish Role In Nuclear Talks

Iran rejected a Turkish role in its nuclear impasse with Western countries on Tuesday and said there would be no need for third-party mediation in the nuclear dispute.

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.

‘Ararat 7’ Climbs Mount Ararat

A group of Homenetmen Ararat members and parents got together in May and formed a hiking team to climb Mount Ararat. The team was named “Ararat 7″ for the number of people on the team. It took four months to make the travel arrangements, hire a guide, and train physically for the climb. The team flew to Yerevan and drove through Georgia to get to the City of Dogubeyazit in Turkey near the slope of Mount Ararat.

Jewish Editor and Turkish Commentator Protest Against Genocide Denial

Armenians are understandably distressed when they encounter statements that distort or deny the facts of the Armenian Genocide, and feel comforted when it is properly acknowledged. While they are quick to castigate the deniers, they rarely take the time to recognize those who speak the truth.

O Tata!

The cluster of young women, dressed in their logo-ed shirts and black skirts look sleek and professional. They are here to promote a magazine. A few minutes before the floor manager is ready to open the house, they rush past the guests waiting in line and make their way towards the tables set up for them. Excitement is high. Over three thousand Armenians have made the 250 mile trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to hear the greatest Armenian pop star of today.

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.

ANC WR 2009 Banquet Celebrates Powerful Grassroots Activism

The Armenian National Committee, Western Region, celebrated a year of successes at its annual banquet at the newly-renovated Pasadena Convention Center on Sunday, November 8, 2009. More than 800 activists and donors attended the fundraiser, which drew prominent and senior elected officials and civil servants from the federal, state, and local governments. Also joining the ANC-WR were leaders from the Armenian community, representatives from Armenian churches, educational, cultural, sporting, and social services organizations, and friends of the Armenian Cause.

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