Category: Armenian Genocide

Stones of Armenian Church in Van Used to Build Mosques

Stones of Armenian Church in Van Used to Build Mosques

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — The walls of Varagavank monastery in Turkey’s Van province are being constantly demolished, Yeniozgurpolitika.org reports. Ali Kalchik, president of the union of preservation of historical buildings and environment, said the stones taken from the demolished walls of Varagavank are used to build mosques, various types of rural buildings. Varagavank is located on […]

Israeli Politician Says Country Needs to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Israeli Politician Says Country Needs to Recognize Armenian Genocide

TEL AVIV (Armenpress) — Israeli politician Yair Lapid, the founder of Yesh Atid political party called on the authorities of his country to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Jerusalem Post reports. The Israeli politician’s proposal comes as Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had made some harsh statements against Israel regarding the metal detectors at the […]

Yerevan Literary Critic Ter-Khachatryan Speaking in New Jersey, Boston, Glendale in August on Van Artist and Freedom Fighter Panos Terlemezian

Yerevan Literary Critic Ter-Khachatryan Speaking in New Jersey, Boston, Glendale in August on Van Artist and Freedom Fighter Panos Terlemezian

WATERTOWN – Yervand Ter-Khachatryan, a prominent literary critic from Armenia, will be in the United States on a book tour sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of the United States and Canada. He will speak in New Jersey on August 4, Watertown on August 6, and Glendale on August 16, and will be hosted […]

Turkey’s Parliament Bans Uttering ‘Armenian Genocide,’ ‘Kurdistan’

Turkey’s Parliament Bans Uttering ‘Armenian Genocide,’ ‘Kurdistan’

ANKARA (AINA) — As part of a package of measures aimed to change internal procedural rules of the Turkish parliament, the legislature’s constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the phrase “Armenian Genocide” from being used in legislative body. Also banned are the terms “Kurdistan” and “Kurdish regions.” The bill, initiated […]

Why This Administration and Its Opponents Need to See Our Movie

Why This Administration and Its Opponents Need to See Our Movie

By Dr. Eric Esrailian The world has been fighting for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide for years. At a time when some global politicians are once again stoking the flames of populist nationalism, as a direct descendent of survivors, my fight to Keep the Promise and never stay silent has made me a canary […]

Armenian Genocide Memoir Wins Award 

Armenian Genocide Memoir Wins Award 

PHILADELPHIA — From Horror to Hope, a collection of stories of Armenian Genocide survivors, was named a Finalist by the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the memoir category (overcoming adversity/tragedy/challenges). It contains some 66 stories and showcases an overview of brief historical facts, achievements and anecdotes of the Philadelphia Armenians. “It was important […]

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

Excerpts from Zabel Yessayan Books to Appear in New Cambridge Literary Journal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The new literary journal Pangyrus includes several pieces by the Armenian feminist writer Zabel Yessayan in its recently-released third issue. Originally published in 2015 as an online journal, Pangyrus appears in this third issue in hard copy as well as online. The Yessayan pieces consist of a chapter titled “My Home,” from […]

Aramean Day of Remembrance in Berlin

Aramean Day of Remembrance in Berlin

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — If the Armenians were the ones who suffered the greatest losses in the 1915 genocide, they were not alone. Other Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire were targeted, among them the Arameans, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Greeks. Since 2015, the date June 15 has been designated as […]