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ANCIENT GEORGIAN MONASTERY TO BE RESTORED IN TURKEY

September 19, 2017 News
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Orthochristian.com – 19/9/17 A tenth century Georgian Orthodox monastery of historic importance found in the northeastern Turkish village of Altiparmak is set to be restored by a group of both Georgian and Turkish experts. The team from the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia and the State Academy of Arts began its work on […]

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New Book About the Assyrian Genocide Published

May 16, 2017 Featured
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AINA – May 2017 PURCHASE A COPY HERE: (AINA) — A new book on the Turkish genocide of Assyrians has been published by Berghahn Books. The book, titled Let Them Not Return – Sayfo — The Genocide Against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire, was edited by David Gaunt, Naures Atto, […]

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New Book on Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide Published

April 9, 2017 Featured
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By Bar Daisan – AINA – 9/4/17 (AINA) — A new book titled Genocide In The Ottoman Empire – Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923, edited by George N. Shirinian, has been published by Berghahn Books. The editor is executive director of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, a division of the Zoryan […]

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The Promise – Movie on the Armenian Genocide will hit theaters on April 21 – 2017

February 22, 2017 Featured
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Movieclips Trailers – 22/1/2107 Don’t miss ‘The Promise’ – Hollywood Movie on the Armenian Genocide which will hit theaters on April 21 – 2017 Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned […]

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Armenia’s Broken Heritage

October 7, 2016 Featured News
In a gorge that separates Armenia (background) from Turkey, the Monastery of the Hripsimian Virgins is one of the crumbling remnants of Ani, a capital once known as the "City Of 1,001 Churches."

RFERL – October 2016 In July 2016, the ancient Armenian city of Ani, now in eastern Turkey, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. For Armenians, a people still living under the shadow of what they regard as “the first genocide of the 20th century” carried out against their ancestors who lived under the […]

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German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics

July 6, 2016 Featured News
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By Miryam A. Abraham – June-July 2016 Berlin (AINA) — By an overwhelming majority, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a symbolic and long overdue resolution on Thursday, June 2, 2016, recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman government as a genocide. In its main part, the resolution also explicitly acknowledges that Assyrians (also […]

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The Ministry of Justice of Turkey rejects Catholicosate of Cilicia’s Litigation demanding the return of its Seat in Sis

June 22, 2016 Featured News
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www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org Communiqué On 27 April 2015, the Catholicosate of Cilicia filed a lawsuit at the Turkish Constitutional Court, demanding the return of its historical Seat in Sis. The legal team, which comprises Turkish lawyers and experts on International Human Rights Law and the European Court of Human Rights, prepared a folder of more than one […]

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German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics

June 7, 2016 Featured News
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By Miryam A. Abraham – June 2016 Berlin (AINA) — By an overwhelming majority, the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a symbolic and long overdue resolution on Thursday, June 2, 2016, recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman government as a genocide. In its main part, the resolution also explicitly acknowledges that Assyrians (also […]

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Thousands Rally in LA Urging Justice for Armenians Killed in Genocide

April 25, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 25/4/16 Tens of thousands rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in 1915 on orders of the Ottoman Empire government. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Some 60,000 protesters rallied outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday to call for justice for Armenians slaughtered in […]

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Thousands worldwide demand that Turkey recognize Armenian genocide on 101st anniversary

April 25, 2016 Featured News
Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey. File photo. © Murad Sezer

www.rt.com – 25/4/16 Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at the Armenian Genocide […]

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“The Acts of the Ottoman Empire against Armenians and other Christian Communities in 1915 can only be defined as Genocide,” stated His Holiness Aram I

July 13, 2015 Featured News

On July 6 2015, a three-day conference on the Syriac Genocide, entitled “Martyrdom and Faith,” began at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon, in the presence of six Christian Religious Heads of the region. During the opening session, His Holiness Aram I spoke to the conference, addressing the following points: In legal terms, the violence […]

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Armenian Genocide/Orthodox Holocaust

April 27, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Insight – 27/4/15 With the focus on April 23 of the Armenian Genocide commemoration,  which included the canonization of the martyrs, public debate has centered on the use of the term genocide [the policy of deliberately killing a nationality orethnic group] and whether it applies to the 1915-1918 Ottoman Turks’ actions against the 2 […]

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Assyrians Call on Turkey’s President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

April 27, 2015 Featured News

27/4/15 (AINA) — An open letter addressed to Turkish president Erdogan, and signed by 22 Assyrian, Kurdish and Turkish organizations, calls on the president to recognize the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks which occurred during World War One. See Assyrian Genocide 100 for more on the genocide. The letter says “In a democracy, to […]

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German Parliament Discusses Armenian, Assyrian Genocide

April 25, 2015 Featured News
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http://www.dw.de – 25/4/15 Bundestag President Norbert Lammert opened the debate to mark the centenary of the killings by himself directly referring to the mass killings as genocide. “What happened before the eyes of the world in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was a genocide,” said Lammert. The Bundestag president called on the present Turkish […]

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Assyrians in Turkey Begin 100 Hour Hunger Strike to Commemorate Genocide

April 23, 2015 Featured News
Assyrians hunger strike in the Mardin, Turkey, to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks.

23/4/15 Midyat, Turkey (AINA) — On the centennial anniversary the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks, Assyrians in Midyat have begun a 100 hour hunger strike commemorating the victims of the genocide. The strike was organized by the Assyrian Genocide committee and is being held in the building of the Federation of Assyrian Associations. […]

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Syria Recognizes the Armenian Genocide Committed By the Ottoman Empire- Parliament Speaker Says

April 23, 2015 Featured News
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23/4/15 – http://www.armradio.am On the sidelines of the social and political global forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” that has started today in Yerevan, President Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, Speaker of the People’s Council of the Syrian Arab Republic.Serzh Sargsyan welcomed the dignitary to our country and thanked for his participation […]

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The ideology of Pan Turanism was the basis for the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire – His Holiness Aram I

April 20, 2015 Featured News

20/4/15 Following the Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where Pope Francis reaffirmed the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos Aram I was interviewed by the Vatican Insider newspaper. The interview covered the following issues: The statement of His Holiness the Pope and Turkey’s reaction to the statement; […]

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IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

April 19, 2015 Featured News
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19/4/15 Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC) Executive Director Kirsten Evans today issued the following statement: “On Wednesday April 15th, the European Parliament joined its voice with other international bodies and adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, “paying tribute, on the eve of the centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million […]

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Remembering the Forgotten Genocide

April 4, 2015 Featured News

https://barnabasaid.org – April 2015 In 1900 Christians constituted around 32% of Ottoman Turkey’s population. Just 27 years later the figure was down to about 1.8%. In early 1915, a fatwa was issued against non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. Muslims were called to fight the Christian minorities with whom they had been living as neighbours, albeit not […]

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Turkish Government Issues Message Denying Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide

April 24, 2014 News

By Rufiz Hafizoglu http://en.trend.az – 24/4/14 Turkey’s Cabinet of Ministers has spread a message in connection with the events of 1915, the website of the country’s government said on April 23.The message says it is important not to be a captive of historical events and there is need to create a foundation for building a common […]

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The past and future of Crimea’s Armenian community

March 4, 2014 Featured News

3/4/14 Crimea gave the world many outstanding Armenians, including world-renowned painter Hovhannes Ayvazovsky. Recent events in Crimea may complicate the live of the peninsula’s Armenian population – one of the oldest ones in Russia’s south. The first Armenians settled in Crimea in the 8th century, with the first wave of immigration starting in mid-eleventh century. […]

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