Ex-Armenian consul arrested in US document probe

A former Armenian consul, a former consular employee and an immigration attorney have been arrested after a two-year investigation into an alleged document scam aimed at helping immigrants avoid deportation, officials said Tuesday. Norair Ghalumian, who served as consul in Los Angeles from 1999 to 2003, and four other people are accused of obtaining and […]

Armenian leader wants “real steps” from Ankara to open border

Armenian President Serge Sarkisian said Tuesday he would only agree to attend a football match in neighboring Turkey if Ankara takes “real steps” to open their border. Sarkisian was invited to the return leg of the World Cup qualifying tie between Turkey and Armenia on Oct.14 when Turkish President Abdullah Gül was in Yerevan last […]

Antalya becomes Armenians’ top summer destination

Despite the sour relations between Turkey and Armenia, the popular Mediterranean resort city of Antalya ranks as Armenians’ number-one summer vacation destination, reported EurasiaNet. According to the report, Antalya’s reputation for low prices and high-quality customer service outweighs for many customers the fact that it is located within the borders of “longtime foe” Turkey. Tez […]

Istanbul squad aims for more than medals in PanArmenian Games

A squad of 31 athletes is set to represent Turkey at the PanArmenian Games, hoping to contribute to the dialogue between the two countries. The games, which will bring together Armenian-origin athletes from more than 80 countries from all over the world, will be organized from Aug. 9 to 16 in Yerevan. Despite financial woes, […]

State TV readies for Armenian channel

The signal remains strong for reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia as the Turkish state broadcaster’s head of radio reveals that there are serious plans to begin broadcasting in the Armenian-language within a year. ‘I sincerely am working for the common future of the two peoples,’ says a member of the Armenian broadcasting team Just months […]