Turkish, Armenian NGOs look to help thaw frozen ties

Armenian nongovernmental organizations are keen on continuing dialogue with their Turkish partners to help thaw out the countries historically frosty relations. A conference in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on Tuesday hosted by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, USAID and the Yerevan Press Club inaugurated a new wave of projects to strengthen civil society interaction between Turkey […]

Istanbul concert to commemorate Gomidas Vartabed on 140th birthday

Kütahya-born Armenian musician Gomidas Vartabed will be commemorated on his 140th birthday throughout Armenia, the diaspora and Turkey. Made possible thanks to a grant from the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, Thursday’s free concert will present the Kusan 2010 Choir’s rendition of the great composer’s ‘Badarak’ (Divine Liturgy) Groups in both Turkey and […]