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Camp Armen to Be Returned to Armenians?

ISTANBUL (A.W.)—Fatih Ulusoy, the current owner of Camp Armen, said on May 23 that he would sign the transfer of the property over to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Foundation. Camp Armen is the former summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul that provided asylum for Armenian orphans until 1983. Ulusoy’s statement came after weeks of protests … Continue reading

Obama urged to recognize Armenian genocide as 100th anniversary nears

It’s become a frustrating rite for Armenian Americans. Every year, in the days leading up to the April 24 anniversary, advocates have lobbied President Obama to use the word “genocide” to describe the killing of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks in the political upheaval surrounding World War I. And … Continue reading

NH House Blocks Passage of Pro-Aliyev Measure

CONCORD, N.H.—The pro-Azerbaijan lobby suffered yet another political setback on Feb. 11, as the New Hampshire House of Representatives blocked passage of HR 6, a deeply flawed measure that sought to undermine Nagorno-Karabagh’s freedom and cover-up ongoing anti-Armenian aggression by President Ilham Aliyev’s dictatorial regime, reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Eastern Region … Continue reading

BRIEF RUG DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON IS VICTORY FOR ARMENIANS

WASHINGTON — To Armenian-Americans, the display Tuesday of a hand-woven rug at the White House Visitor’s Center represented a hard-fought victory in their push for official recognition of the killings of their ancestors experienced nearly a century ago. “It’s a silent, beautiful rebuttal to those who deny the murder of a million-and-a-half people,” said Rep. … Continue reading

Azerbaijan downs helicopter in Nagorno-Karabakh

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The armed forces of Azerbaijan shot down and destroyed an Armenian military helicopter in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Wednesday, the defense ministries of both countries said. The incident threatened to set off another cycle of violence between the two South Caucasus neighbors over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is part of Azerbaijan but along … Continue reading

Robert Morgenthau to Receive Freedom Award at 8th Annual ANCA Eastern Region Banquet

New York, N.Y.—The Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) will be honoring renowned lawyer Robert Morgenthau and the Morgenthau Family with its highest honor, the prestigious ANCA Freedom Award, at the 8th Annual ANCA Eastern Region Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Hotel in New York City. “We’re honored … Continue reading

Rutgers Offers Two New Courses on Genocide

NEWARK, N.J.—Two new courses exploring the darkest side of 19th- and early 20th-century empires are being offered this spring at Rutgers University-Newark by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR), in collaboration with the Genocide Education Project–Higher Education Division (GenEd-HigherEd). Titled “Imperialism and Mass Violence” and “Amending Atrocities,” the courses are … Continue reading

White House Set to Announce Display of Armenian Orphan Rug

WASHINGTON—Sources close to the Obama Administration report that, after months of Congressional and community pressure, the White House is set to announce the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian offered the following comments in anticipation of the announcement. “The President has a … Continue reading

Near a Turkish school, 10,000 dead Armenians are still ignored

The three-story Yenikoy elementary school rises from a plateau like a mesa in south-central Turkey. It is the only building for miles, its exterior walls a pale yellow reminiscent of sweet corn. But the playground swings and slides beside it are a full-on rainbow of crayons: The bright blue of a cerulean sky. The crisp … Continue reading

Sarkisian Thanks Greece for Criminalizing Genocide Denial

YEREVAN—Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian met with visiting Greek President Karolos Populias on Tuesday in Yerevan. The two Presidents had a meeting at the Presidential Palace, followed by negotiations with the participation of delegations and a document signing ceremony. “It’s a great honor for me to host the President of friendly Greece,” President Sarkisian told reporters … Continue reading