Turkey plans to take action against Armenian plant

Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has said he ordered the country’s nuclear authority to measure radioactivity in the east after the deadly earthquake in Van province for fear of leaks from a nuclear plant in Armenia. “I asked the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority to immediately conduct tests,” Yıldız told a group of journalists in Ankara […]

Istanbul Theater stages Armenian writer’s work

Istanbul Municipal Theater is getting ready to stage famous Armenian writer Hagop Baronyan’s ’the Eastern Dentist’ in its new season. ’Armenians are the foundations of Turkish theater,’ says art director Şamlıoğlu. The Istanbul Municipal Theater will stage Hagop Baronyan’s “Eastern Dentist” (Adamnapuyjn Arevelyan) as a musical in the new season, marking the first time an […]

Armenian community receives official support

Armenian community members in Istanbul came together in a cordial meeting with Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin and Bakırköy Mayor Ateş Ünal Erzen and gave messages of peace, fraternity and dialogue Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin is taking a close interest in the problems of Turkey’s Armenians, community members have said in the wake of […]

Armenia protocols ‘left to dust’ on the shelves

Exactly two years ago today, landmark protocols aimed at normalizing Turkey-Armenia relations were signed in Zurich, Switzerland. The time that has passed between then and now, however, have proved among the toughest for diplomacy in the region, and academics on both sides agree that a chance has been missed. According to Armenian scholar Yervand Bozoyan, […]

Turkish born artist to performs in LA

Performing songs in Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian, Turkish-born artist Udi Yervant took the stage Oct. 6 for the four-day Anatolian Cultures and Foods Festival in Los Angeles. Yervant told Anatolia news agency that he desperately wanted to see Turkey and Armenia open their borders. “There is nothing more natural than to open the borders between […]