Church in Turkey’s Southeast preparing for religious ceremony

After the church on Akdamar Island in Van, the Surp Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbakır is now preparing for a religious ceremony. The Istanbul Armenian Foundation undertook the restoration of the church, bringing together Turkey and the Armenian diaspora. ‘This church is the common heritage of humanity,” says the foundation’s chairman, Ergün Ayık Resurrecting memories […]

Turkish, Armenian musicians give friendship concert in USA

Young Turkish and Armenian musicians gave a friendship concert in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Turkish and Armenian musicians performed works of Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Edgar Manas, Dikran Cuhaciyan and dedicated an anonymous song “Sari Gelin” to slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Ayse Taspinar played the piano, Petros Boyaciyan the violin and Garineh Avakian was the […]

Armenian schools open doors to a different audience

Armenian schools in Turkey are set to begin admitting students according to a new policy in light of the increasing number of children born to couples of mixed Turkish-Armenian and non-Armenian descent. A number of children born to intercultural couples are already attending a variety of the 18 Armenian schools in Istanbul. Previously, for a […]