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Yervant Babayan, Longtime Tekeyan, ADL Member, Dies at 101

Yervant Babayan, Longtime Tekeyan, ADL Member, Dies at 101

August 15, 2014 12:41 pm
LOS ANGELES — Writer, educator and veteran Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) leader Yervant Babayan passed away on August 6, 2014 in Los Angeles. He was 101. Babayan was...

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First Turkish Film to Show Armenian Genocide Harshly Received Before Release

First Turkish Film to Show Armenian Genocide Harshly Received Before Release

August 15, 2014 12:38 pm
By Orhan Kemal Cengiz, Translator Sibel Utku Bila ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — German-Turkish director Fatih Akin and the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos have been receiving...

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Breaks Ground for Armenian Genocide Museum in Buenos Aires

Breaks Ground for Armenian Genocide Museum in Buenos Aires

July 18, 2014 7:23 pm
BUENOS AIRES — President Serge Sarigisian completed a weeklong tour of South America, visiting Argenita, Uruguay and Chile. While in Argentina, he took part in the  takes...

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Criminal Case Filed against Erdogan for Racist Comments as He Wins Election

August 15, 2014 3:12 pm
ANKARA (Today’s Zaman, Wall Street Journal) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been criticized recently for emphasizing the religious and ethnic backgrounds...

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Presbyterian Church Recognizes Armenian Genocide

July 18, 2014 7:41 pm
DETROIT — On Friday, June 20, some six hundred commissioners to the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) adopted with near unanimity a resolution recognizing...

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Yervant Babayan, Longtime Tekeyan, ADL Member, Dies at 101

Yervant Babayan, Longtime Tekeyan, ADL Member, Dies at 101

LOS ANGELES — Writer, educator and veteran Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) leader Yervant Babayan passed away on August 6, 2014 in Los Angeles. He was 101. Babayan was born in Aintab in 1913. His father was the famous Aintab cleric Rev. Nerses Babayan, a leader of the self-defense battles in Aintab after World War I. [...]

First Turkish Film to Show Armenian Genocide Harshly Received Before Release

First Turkish Film to Show Armenian Genocide Harshly Received Before Release

By Orhan Kemal Cengiz, Translator Sibel Utku Bila ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — German-Turkish director Fatih Akin and the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos have been receiving death threats from nationalist Turks since Agos interviewed the director about his new film last month. The content of the messages, the outpouring of support for the threateners and the authorities’ inaction come as a [...]