Category: Armenian Genocide

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

Trump Avoids Use of ‘G’ Word

WASHINGTON — On Monday, April 24, President Donald Trump issued a statement commemorating the Armenian Genocide, without using the word genocide. In his statement, he said, “Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern (sic), one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century. Beginning in 1915, one […]

Genocide Commemoration in Istanbul Calls for Recognition

Genocide Commemoration in Istanbul Calls for Recognition

ISTANBUL (Washington Hatti) — A call to acknowledge Armenian Genocide was made during a commemoration of its 102nd anniversary at Taksim Square on April 24. As part of the 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide, a commemoration at Taksim Square was organized by 24thApril Remembrance Platform. Starting with silent protests, many people including HDP Istanbul MP Garo Paylan […]

Soghomon Tehlirian Square Inaugurated in Marseille

Soghomon Tehlirian Square Inaugurated in Marseille

MARSEILLE (Armenpress) —  The square located in the intersection of Vallon De Montebello and Cambodia Streets in Marseille, France has been named after Soghomon Tehlirian as part of the 102nd anniversary events commemorating the Armenian Genocide. Marseille Mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin, Arrondissement of Aix-en-Provence head Yves Morraine, politicians and public gures, as well as representatives of […]

Genocide Commemoration after Recognition in Germany

Genocide Commemoration after Recognition in Germany

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — Since the German Bundestag (Parliament) passed a resolution on the Armenian Genocide last year in June, the focus has shifted from the demand for recognition to other concerns; on the one hand, there has been further study of the role of Imperial Germany in the Genocide […]

Truth, Justice and Remembrance Prevail in Times Square

Truth, Justice and Remembrance Prevail in Times Square

By Taleen Babayan NEW YORK — The vow to Keep the Promise was in full effect on Sunday, April 23 as an impressive number gathered in Times Square to remember the 1.5 million martyrs and pay homage to their legacy, proving that the Armenian Genocide commemorations have only gained momentum since the centennial. The relevant […]

Wyoming Becomes 45th US State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Wyoming Becomes 45th US State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

LARAMIE, Wy. — In a letter dated April 21, 2017 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. “The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable,” reads Governor Mead’s letter, “but […]

Microcapsule of History the Size of a Postcard

Microcapsule of History the Size of a Postcard

By Arto Manoukian MONTREAL — The granddaughter of an Armenian family which survived the Genocide recently came across a box of memorabilia from a survivor grandfather. Mary Alice Selyian is the granddaughter of Megerditch Selyian, then of Boston, who received a postcard from his brother, Haroutyoun Selyian of Ismid, Turkey (Izmit, a city in Turkey, […]

Paylan Proposes Bill to Study Armenian Deportations

Paylan Proposes Bill to Study Armenian Deportations

ANKARA — Garo Paylan, a member of the Turkish Parliament who represents a district of Istanbul, and is in the HDP party, this week presented a bill to parliament in which he proposes that body research the results of the Temporary Deportation Law enacted on May 27, 1915. In a letter, he wrote, “Subsequent to the Temporary Deportation […]