Category: Germany

Artist Archi Galentz to Have Exhibit in Berlin

Artist Archi Galentz to Have Exhibit in Berlin

BERLIN — Russian-born Armenian artist Archi Galentz will have an exhibit titled “Requiem: Human Image in the Work of Archi Galentz,” in the gallergy of the daily newspaper Junge Welt. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, August 8, with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. The director of the gallery, Michael Mäde, and the art historian Dr. Peter Michel […]

German Government Draws the Line

German Government Draws the Line

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — If Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thought he could celebrate the first anniversary of the attempted coup by cementing his dictatorial rule at home and intimidating allies abroad, he made a serious miscalculation, which may end up costing more than he could have imagined. By exacerbating […]

Germany Warns Erdogan Bodyguards not to Attend G20

Germany Warns Erdogan Bodyguards not to Attend G20

BERLIN (BBC) — Germany says it does not expect Turkish security agents who were charged for violent scuffles in Washington last month to join President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a G20 summit next week. A spokesman said leaders can bring their own bodyguards to the summit in Hamburg, but the law must be respected. A list […]

German-Turkish-Armenian Friendship Society to Be Founded

German-Turkish-Armenian Friendship Society to Be Founded

BERLIN — On July 1, at 7 p.m. the German-Turkish-Armenian Friendship Society will be officially established here. Among the prominent supporters of the initiative are Dietmar Bartsch (Faction leader of the Linke [Left] Party in the Bundestag), Wolfgang Gust (historian), Cem Özdemir (Chairman, Green Party) and Varujan Vosganian (author), as well as numerous Armenian, German […]

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 […]

‘My Way’ Is Helping Children with Autism in Armenia

‘My Way’ Is Helping Children with Autism in Armenia

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — It was not the atmosphere we expected to find in a center for youngsters with autism: laughter rang out of one room where children were busily painting, while piano music sounded in another room, where two young lads were performing a duet. Playing from memory without […]

German Troops to Leave Incirlik

German Troops to Leave Incirlik

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — When Turkish government officials repeated to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel their refusal to allow German parliamentarians unconditional access to their troops at Incirlik base, it was the proverbial straw that broke that suffering camel’s back. Gabriel had travelled to Ankara on June 5 in a last-ditch […]

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

Erdogan’s Referendum and Germany’s Dilemma

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator FRANKFURT, Germany — Turkish citizens who went to the polls on April 16 were saying “yes” or “no” not only to a new constitution but to the future of relations with Europe. This was the interpretation offered at a public debate organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a […]