Istanbul Armenian is buried in accordance with Islamic rites

1/7/2012 ISTANBUL. – Another news item published in Istanbul’s Agos Armenian bilingual weekly is widely covered by the Turkish press. According to the news article, in order to organize the funeral service of Istanbul Armenian Harutyun Kambarizoglu who died at the age of 87, the Surp Garabet Armenian Church of Istanbul had asked for ...

Ghosts and a Sole Survivor: A visit to a former Armenian district in Turkey

Modern day Kayseri

Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan/ArmeniaNow.com By Gayane Mkrtchyan ArmeniaNow reporter 4/6/2012 Reminding of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, abundant vegetation hangs like emerald bracelets in the stretching districts of Kayseri (Caesarea) in central Anatolia (modern Turkey). In such a district, Talas, lives the sole Armenian resident of Kayseri, 55-year-old Sargis Tekian. “Three generations of our family have lived in this house. ...

Istanbul Armenian Church Seeks Return of Tuzla Orphanage

30/12/2011 According to a news report in today’s Hurriyet, Pastor Krikor Ağabaloğlu of the Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Church has filed a formal application with Turkey’s Foundations General Directorate for the return of an Armenian orphanage in Istanbul’s Tuzla district that had been expropriated in the wake of Turkey’s 1980 military coup. Murdered journalist and human rights activist ...

Turkish Premier dines with representatives of ethnic Minorities

29/8/2011 Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a number of top officials met with representatives of ethnic minorities of Turkey during an iftar dinner - evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan. Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of Assyrian community Kenan Altinisik, one of Istanbul Armenian community leading members Bedros Sirinoglu, spiritual leader ...