Van-Yerevan flights to commence soon

Over two years of efforts by Van businessmen to start flights between their hometown and Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, have yielded results that may shift shuttle trade from Istanbul to the eastern province as well as boost local tourism revenues. Round-trip flights between the two cities will kick off in two weeks, Ayhan Fidan, […]

Armenians to build school in Istanbul

The Armenian community in Turkey has received authorization to build its first school in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district, to be completed to house the historical Armenian Dadyan School within two years. The community will build the school with their own funding in addition to monetary aid from the Bakırköy Municipality. The school, which is expected to […]

Turkey’s only Armenian village risks losing status

A recent draft law on restructuring municipality borders will affect the special status of Turkey’s only Armenian-populated village. Located in the southern province of Hatay, Vakıflı, which consists of 135 residents, will lose its “special” status with the new law. Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, Vakıflı community head Cem Çapar said the survival of […]

Pro-Armenia deputies fill new US Congress

The vast majority of congressional candidates backed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) prevailed in the elections on Nov. 6, as U.S. voters re-elected Barack Obama president and maintained the Democratic majority in the Senate and the Republican majority in the House, the ANCA reported. “We congratulate Democratic President Obama on his victory, […]

Turkey has to take lesson from France, says Armenian president

Turkish leaders should take French President François Hollande, who recently condemned the deportation of French Jews during World War II, as an example of how to face the past, according to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. “French presidents have had the strength to face history. I applaud their courage. I will ask President Hollande to tell […]