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US journalist speaks about Bush's position on Armenian Genocide
Fresno State journalism professor, retired executive editor of The Fresno Bee, Jim Boren spoke about his meeting with former US President George W. Bush, The collegian reported. In his address to the students, Boren discussed some of the highlights of his career, like the time in 1988 when George H.W. Bush visited Fresno and Boren got the chance to pose a question to him. Boren asked Bush to discuss how he felt about the Armenian Genocide and Turkey’s role in it. Bush answered that Turkey...
2018-03-03 11:49:38
Erdogan has released the genealogy of thousands of Turks – but what is his motiv...
Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a clear ethnic identity, untainted by racial minorities or doubtful lineage. That’s one reason why the Nazis lavished praise on Ataturk’s repub...
2018-03-02 12:35:36
Armenia Nullifies Turkey-Armenia Protocols
YEREVAN—The Turkey-Armenia Protocols were officially declared null and void by Armenia on Thursday when President Serzh Sarkisian convened a meeting of the National Security Council and instructed Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to officially convey the decision to Ankara. “I ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to notify the Turkish side of our decision. After that, the Republic of Armenia will no longer have any legal obligation arising from the signing of those protocols,&rdquo...
2018-03-02 12:27:14
Asbarez Exclusive: An Interview with L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
LITTLE ARMENIA–Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sat down with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian Thursday and discussed a myriad issues including the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation movement, future plans for the Shushi-Los Angeles Friendship City project, affordable housing in Los Angeles, the rise in homelessness in the city and advances in public transportation in L.A. The interview aired on Horizon Armenian Television late last week.
2018-02-27 12:21:14
ANCA Welcomes Australia’s NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to Washington
Hosts Leadership Meeting and Community Reception Honoring Visiting Premier WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) rolled out an Armenian red carpet for New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian during her visit to Washington, DC as part of Australia’s largest ever trade delegation to the United States. During her official visit, Premier Berejiklian made time for a leadership meeting with the ANCA in their national headquarters, a community reception at ...
2018-02-27 12:19:49
Hundreds Gather to Honor Legacy of George Mardikian with Gala
MONTEBELLO — Hundreds gathered at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s Bagramian Hall on Saturday, February 10, as the Armenian Displaced Persons (“DP”) Community reunited to honor the legacy of humanitarian, philanthropist, and visionary George Mardikian. “The evening was filled with laughter, tears, fond memories, and countless tributes to a great humanitarian who was so instrumental and generous in ensuring the safe arrival of our DPs to America,” sai...
2018-02-27 12:18:54
Turkish general: We must solve Kurdish issue
Turkish army general Ismail Hakki Pekin said it is necessary to solve the Kurdish issue. “We will have no chance to live peacefully on these lands until we solve the Kurdish issue,” general said on air of Turkish television. One of the Kurdish users of social networks left a comment reminding of “solution” to the Armenian issue. He stressed that in Turkey issues are solved by massacres
2018-02-24 13:58:53
Nikki Haley: US ramping up pressure on North Korean regime
U.S. permanent representative at UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Washington is ramping up the pressure on the North Korean regime. “The U.S. Mission to the UN submitted today a list of designation proposals to the UN Security Council’s 1718 North Korea Sanctions Committee aimed at shutting down North Korea’s illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal,” says the statement posted by permanent mission. On Friday Donald Trump announced the largest eve...
2018-02-24 13:57:35
Azerbaijan violates ceasefire 300 times past week
STEPANAKERT. – The Azerbaijani side breached the ceasefire along the Line of Contact between the Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing forces around 300 times from February 18 to 24. During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 3,000 shots toward the Karabakh military positions, and from shooting weapons of different calibers, the Artsakh Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The Azerbaijani side also used a 60mm mortar. The Defense Army vanguard units continued to have f...
2018-02-24 13:56:16
US embassy in Montenegro is attacked
A man threw an explosive device onto the grounds of the United States Embassy in Montenegro late Wednesday night, but succeeded only in killing himself, the US State Department said, according to The New York Times. Around midnight local time, witnesses saw the man, who was not identified, throw an object over the wall of the embassy property in Podgorica, the Montenegrin capital city, according to Steve Goldstein, the State Department’s under secretary for public diplomacy and public aff...
2018-02-22 12:06:52
Nalbandian on Karabakh conflict: Armenia, Minsk Group Co-Chairs have always stre...
Armenia and the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have continuously stressed the necessity of respecting the commitments reached at the Vienna and St. Petersburg Summits. Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Wednesday stated the aforesaid in his address at the plenary meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, in Brussels. “In 1999, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which stipulated that Nagorno-Karabakh declared its independence following simil...
2018-02-22 12:04:49
White House: It’s very clear that Russia meddled in US election
It’s very clear that Russia meddled in the election, spokesperson for White House Sarah Sanders said during the briefing on Tuesday. She said Donald Trump had never said that Russia didn’t meddle. “What he is saying is it didn’t have an impact, and it certainly wasn’t with help from the Trump campaign. It’s very clear that Russia meddled in the election. It’s also very clear that it didn’t have an impact on the election. And it’s also very...
2018-02-21 10:35:35
Newspaper: Duo of Armenian MPs known by their visit to Baku to leave for Berlin
YEREVAN. – After forming a new coalition government, Germany is trying to rapidly return its “diplomatic presence” in the Middle East and in our region with a serious focus on Armenia, Hraparak daily writes on Wednesday. Following the Munich summit, Germany is organizing “Armenia-EU Development Prospects” conference. The Armenian side will be presented at the conference in the following format: Armen Ashotyan from the Republican Party of Armenia and Mane Tandilyan ...
2018-02-21 10:34:27
Diogo Pinto: Time has come for EU to raise its game in Karabakh
Thirty years after the Karabakh conflict, it is time for the EU to turn its attention back to Nagorno-Karabakh and do better in acknowledging the territory, Diogo Pinto, Director of European Friends of Armenia writes in an article published by Euractiv.com. When the OSCE Minsk Group spearheads the efforts of the international community to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, while the EU pursues a policy of “neutrality”, Pinto writes. Brussels support the Minsk Group efforts, ...
2018-02-21 10:31:59
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