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This sign welcomes visitors to Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

A simple sentence on a sign that greets visitors entering Artsakh speaks volumes about the endurance, resilience, humility and strength of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

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

His Holines Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians

Karekin II Calls Sis Catholicosate Lawsuit a ‘Positive’ Step

BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN WASHINGTON—His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, said Wednesday that the lawsuit filed last week in Turkey’s Constitutional Court by the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia to regain ownership of the historic headquarters of the Armenian Church is Sis (currently Kozan), in south-central Turkey, a “positive” step. “We believe


Luxembourg Recognizes Armenian Genocide

  YEREVAN (Arka)—The Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg adopted unanimously on Wednesday a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide. Luxemburg is the latest of a slew of states to recognize the Armenian Genocide on its centennial anniversary. Noting similar moves by the European Parliament and a “growing number” of countries

Camp Armen Demolition Halted As Activists Intervene

ISTANBUL—The demolition of a former camp for Armenian orphans has been halted due to public protests with activists preparing to spend the night at the site to prevent further attempts to demolish the building, Today’s Zaman reports. Around 10 a. m. on Wednesday, bulldozers entered Camp Armen — a former summer camp for Armenian orphans

UCI student Kristine Jermakian speaks to the UC Irvine student government in support of a resolution calling for divestment from Turkey

UC Irvine Student Government Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

IRVINE, Calif.—On Tuesday, the student government at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), unanimously passed a resolution “to Divest from the Republic of Turkey to End the Perpetuation of the Armenian Genocide.” The resolution ultimately called for UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Foundation, and the University of California to divest $72.6 million dollars worth

President Vladimir Putin with President Serzh Sarkisian at Dzidzernagapert in Dec. 2013

Erdogan Snubs Putin’s Invite to Moscow Ceremony

MOSCOW—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declined an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, in an apparent diplomatic reprisal against the Russian leader’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide last month, the Hürriyet Daily News reports. Russian diplomatic

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

Azerbaijan Can’t Beat Karabakh Forces, Says Ex US Envoy

Azerbaijan’s military spending has not translated into an advantage for Baku, according to former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, who in US diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks, said that the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Army has an advantage over Azeri forces in the event of war.