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White House Opposes Resolution On Armenian ‘Genocide’

31st January 2007

White House Opposes Resolution On Armenian ‘Genocide’

White HouseJanuary 31, 2007 — U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Ross Wilson says the White House will actively oppose a resolution in the U.S. Congress to recognize the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the end of World War I as “genocide.” Read the rest of this entry »

31st January 2007

Armenian Editor’s Car Destroyed

Burning CarA Toyota belonging to Suren Baghdasarian, editor of the weekly “Football Plus,” was destroyed by fire early on January 30 outside Baghdasarian’s Yerevan apartment, RFE/RL’s Armenian Service reported. Read the rest of this entry »

31st January 2007

Armenian-Azerbaijani Internet War Continues

An Azerbaijani hacker nicknamed “Bacioglu” (Nephew) claimed on January 29 to have “destroyed” four Armenian websites, day.az reported. In a message he posted to those sites, addressed to Armenia’s National Security Service, Bacioglu warned that “you will never be able to stop me… Read the rest of this entry »

31st January 2007

Five civilian guns for every military firearm in Turkey, records show

No Guns!The words of Rakel Dink, widow of slain Turkish editor of Armenian origin Hrant Dink, are still fresh in our minds: “Whoever the assassin may be, either 17 or 27 years old, I know myself that he too was once a baby.
One cannot accomplish anything without first questioning how an assassin was created from such a baby.”
The assassin, Ogün Samast, being 17 years of age caused as much horror as the sudden death of Hrant Dink; lying on the ground, shot to death through the back of the neck. People used to die as a result of random shots directed into the air at weddings, soccer games and similar occasions in Turkey; however, this latest incident showed that young murderers are created through the ease with which they can obtain weapons. Read the rest of this entry »

31st January 2007

Armenian President Sets Date for Parliamentary Ballot

Robert KocharyanRobert Kocharyan signed a decree on January 29 scheduling parliamentary elections for May 12, the date observers considered most likely, Noyan Tapan reported on January 30.

Also on January 29, Tigran Torosian, speaker of the outgoing parliament, told journalists that a decision will be taken shortly on which international organizations will be invited to monitor the ballot, Noyan Tapan reported. Read the rest of this entry »

30th January 2007

Turks and Armenians commemorated Hrant Dink in Paris

Paris Turks and Armenians commemorated Hrant Dink in ParisOver a thousand Turks and Armenians marched together in Paris on Saturday to commemorate Agos editor Hrant Dink, who made great efforts for a dialogue between the two people.

Three Armenian organizations and the Turkish Citizens Unity Association (Racort) held a silent march in honor of Dink in the capital of France, a country that has a strong anti-Turkey lobby. Read the rest of this entry »

30th January 2007

Armenian Orthodox leader counsels coexistence

Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia met Monday with the Druze community’s sheikh akl, Naim Hassan, to discuss the latest developments in the country.

“Lebanon is facing a severe social and economic crisis while we are doing nothing but deepening it,” the catholicos said. “None of the Lebanese parties has the right to impose its opinions on others,” he added. He also said that discord should be resolved through dialogue, coexistence and making concessions. Read the rest of this entry »

29th January 2007

In memory of a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

We will never forget Hrant DinkHrant Dink Gunned Down in Istanbul-Turkey, January 19, 2007
Becomes victim of Turkey’s Armenian Genocide Denial Policy. Dink was killed because of his ideas, ideas that aren’t accepted to the state.

Sadly 92 years after the start of the Armenian Genocide, Hrant Dink is now the latest victim of Turkey’s outrageous campaign of denial and intolerance. This brutal murder serves as a wake up call to the United States, the Turkish Society and the entire international community to unite together in ending forever the Turkish government’s denial of the Armenian Genocide.
“We are all Hrants” and “The truth has prevailed”
May Dink rest in peace. May God accept him into heaven.

Hrant Dink (September 15, 1954 – January 19, 2007) was born in Malatya. Dink was best known for his role as editor of ‘Agos’ Turkish and Armenian Language weekly in Istanbul. He worked as the columnist and editor-in chief of AGOS weekly newspaper, which can be regarded as the voice of Armenian community, from 1996 until January 19, 2007 when he was shot dead outside of his office.

At the age of seven, he migrated to Ä°stanbul together with his family. In Istanbul, his parents got divorced and he was raised by the Armenian Orphanage in Gedikpasa, Istanbul with his 2 siblings.

He got his primary and secondary education in Armenian schools. Immediately after secondary school, he got married to Rakel, a childhood friend from the orphanage. Hrant finished the Istanbul University’s Science Faculty with a degree in zoology. Hrant served 8 months with the Turkish Naval Infantry Regiment in Denizli to satisfy his mandatory military service. He had three children with his wife. Read the rest of this entry »

29th January 2007

Memorial Service for Slain Journalist Hrant Dink

Hrant DinkMonday, 29 January 2007, 10:43 am
Press Release: US State DepartmentÂ
Remarks at Memorial Service for Slain Journalist Hrant DinkÂ

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs
St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church
Washington, DC
January 23, 2007 Read the rest of this entry »

29th January 2007

This Armenian Offers a Potato in Every Pot

Dodi GagoBy Matthew Collin

These are high times for the man they call Dodi Gago. He’s rumored to be the richest person in Armenia, his political party is riding high in the opinion polls ahead of parliamentary elections later this year, and he’s been voted the most popular man in Armenia in two separate opinion polls. Read the rest of this entry »