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Armenian Highland was never called “eastern Anatolia’ before …
The government of Sultan Abdul Hamid II substituted the name Armenia with such terms as Kurdistan or Anatolia, fallaciously. Starting from 1880 the name Armenia was forbidden to be used in official documents. The Sublime Porte thus wanted to make everyone believe that the Armenian Question did not exist: if there was no Armenia, then there was no Armenian Question. The process of “nationalization” of toponyms was continued by the Kemalists, who were the ideological successors of the...
2018-03-06 13:07:26
Memorial for Serge Samoniantz Scheduled for Sunday
A memorial gathering celebrating the life of long-time community activist, former English Editor of Asbarez and devoted member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Serge Samoniantz will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Montebello Armenian Center, 420 Washington Boulevard. Samoniantz passed away on Monday, February 26. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Asbarez and Hai Tahd. Checks may be payable to Armenian Media Network, 1203 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9...
2018-03-02 12:28:40
The Protocols Were Wrong to Begin With
BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN President Serzh Sarkisian’s announcement Thursday declaring the Turkey-Armenia Protocols null and void is not cause for celebration, but rather yet another opportunity to assert that the entire process that began in June 2008 was categorically wrong and compromised the entire Armenian Nation, as well as the national security of Armenia. While the narrative woven by Yerevan has been that Armenia initiated the dangerous process as a means to advance peace in the region...
2018-03-02 12:28:01
AYF Alumni Reunion to Feature Onnik Dinkjian & Legendary Lineup
MONTEBELLO— The much-anticipated Armenian Youth Federation Alumni Reunion, set for Saturday, March 10, will feature a legendary lineup of headlining entertainers for the evening: Onnik Dinkjian, John Berberian, Hachig Kazarian, Ara Dinkjian, and George Bilezekjian. The event will take place at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s Bagramian Hall. People have already purchased tickets from Northern California, Fresno, Oregon, Michigan, Boston, and more. The AYF Alumni Reunion Com...
2018-02-27 12:22:07
DC Community Marks 30 Years of Artsakh Resistance and Resilience
WASHINGTON—The Greater Washington Armenian American community – led by the Armenian National Committee of Greater Washington and the Armenian Youth Federation Washington Ani chapter – rallied Subday in Soorp Khatch Church and on the streets of our nation’s capital to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Artsakh’s struggle for liberation and condemn the massacre of Armenians in Baku and Sumgait. Speaking to a packed audience at the Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Churc...
2018-02-27 12:17:12
58-year-old man killed in Armenia car crash
YEREVAN. – A 58-year-old man was killed in a car accident in Lori region last night. Police said the VAZ 21099 vehicle went off the road and fell into a deep ravine. The body of 58-year-old Hrant Gevorgyan was found in the car, Shamshyan.com reported. According to experts, the man died several hours before the arrival of rescuers. It was also revealed that the number plate had been removed.
2018-02-24 13:54:53
Explosion at Yerevan building, 14 people evacuated (PHOTOS)
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia received a call, on Tuesday at 5:11am, informing that an explosion had occurred at an entrance of a building in capital city Yerevan (PHOTOS). Two fire and rescue squads were dispatched to the scene. It was found out that the explosion had occurred in an apartment. As a result, the partition walls and the balcony of this apartment had collapsed. In addition, the windows of the second, third, and fourth floors were damaged. There are no casualtie...
2018-02-20 15:59:30
Harry & Cheryl Nadjarian to Sponsor ARF’s Conference on Armenian Independence
GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western United States Central Committee announced that community activists and benefactors, Harry and Cheryl Nadjarian will sponsor an academic conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Armenian Independence and the establishment the First Republic of Armenia. Organized in collaboration with the California State University, Northridge Armenian Studies Program, the conference is to be held at the Plaza del Sol Hall of the CSU Northridge...
2018-02-16 13:05:22
ARF Hosts Leadership Seminar for Organization Leaders
BY LEVON BARONIAN GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western United States Organizational Committee organized a day long Leadership Seminar for more than 120 community leaders and activists on Saturday, February 10 at the Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center. The seminar consisted of four presentation and workshop sessions facilitated by renowned experts in organizational leadership. The Organizational Committee chose “Paradigm Shift” as the unifying theme for the ...
2018-02-16 13:04:07
Israeli Knesset Again Rejects Armenian Genocide Recognition Bill
It came as no surprise that the Israeli Knesset on Wednesday, once again, rejected a bill to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in vote of 41 against and 28 for. This iteration of the bill was introduced by chairman of the opposition Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid who said, “There is no reason that the Knesset, which represents a nation that went through the Holocaust, shouldn’t recognize the Armenian Genocide and have a remembrance day for it.” Deputy Foreign Minister T...
2018-02-15 10:59:02
Two Dink Suspects Released
An Istanbul court on Feb. 13 ruled to release two suspects from the gendarmerie in the Black Sea province of Trabzon in the Hrant Dink murder case. The two who have been identified as being released after filing appeals are gendarmerie intelligence officer Veysel Sahin and Okan SimSek, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. Şimsek’s lawyer, Mehmet Tahsin Soner, had appealed the Istanbul Penal Court’s Feb. 2 ruling that ordered his continued imprisonment. The court on Febr...
2018-02-15 10:57:05
Bekdjian Says Recent Events Were ‘Intended to Sabotage Patriarchal Election’
ISTANBUL—The elected Locum Tenens of the Istanbul Patriarchate Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian is leaving Istanbul after the city’s governor demanded that the cleric’s election be voided and forcibly reinstated Archbishop Aram Ateshian as Vicar-General and cancelled a planned election of a new Patriarch. In parting statement Archbishop Bekdjian said that his arrival in Turkey was borne from a desire to end the transition period of nine years at the Patriarchate “and to contr...
2018-02-14 13:19:44
Tufenkian Pre-School Staff Attends Early Childhood STEM Conference
ANAHEIM, Calif.—The St. Mary’s Tufenkian Preschool & Kindergarten participated in the 7th Annual Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Conference in Anaheim, hosted by the Children’s Center at Caltech. This year the conference was held on Friday, February 2and Saturday, February 3, and Tufenkian Pre-School, for the third time, took an active part in this innovative conference to expand its teachers’ skills in STEM education in early childhood deve...
2018-02-14 13:19:07
AEF Hosts Annual Recitation/Oratorical Contest
Grand Prize Was Awarded to Winner From Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian High School And A.G.B.U. Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School PASADENA—The Armenian Educational Foundation’s second annual Oratorical Contest drew more than 100 supporters on February 10, at the historic American Legion hall in Pasadena. Representatives and contestants from all five local Armenian high schools attended and competed in the Armenian and English language speech competition. The participating s...
2018-02-14 13:18:19
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