Master of oud of Armenian descent announces return to his hometown, Diyarbakır

World-renowned master of oud Yervant Bostancı, a Diyarbakır native of Armenian descent, announced March 30 that he has decided to return to his hometown following separate calls by the culture minister and Diyarbakır mayor for minorities that have emigrated to return to Turkey. Bostancı, who has been living in California for 21 years, said he […]

Van-Yerevan flights end before starting

Direct flights between the Turkish city of Van and the Armenian capital Yerevan have been canceled before they even began operating. BoraJet, the company handling the flights, canceled the agreement after a low number of passengers during preliminary flights, Deputy Governor of Van Mehmet Yüzer said. However, an Armenian tour agency, Narekavank, issued a statement […]

CHP acts for Armenian migrants’ life standards

The Republican People’s Party (CHP) yesterday tabled a motion demanding a parliamentary investigation to determine and solve the problems of Armenian migrants living in Turkey. In the justification of the motion, which was submitted to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office with the signatures of CHP Istanbul deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu and his colleagues, it was indicated that […]

City of Ani attracts more visitors

The ancient Armenian city of Ani in the eastern province of Kars continues to attract more tourists each year. In 2012, a total of 43,657 people visited the site close to a third of the visitors are from foreign countries, according to tourism officials. Experts expect to see more visitors in 2013 Tourists are beating […]

Mayor, locals happy with Armenian woman murder arrest

Istanbul’s Fatih district mayor, Mustafa Demir, has expressed his satisfaction with the arrest of M. N., the sole suspect in the investigation of multiple assaults against elderly Armenian women, which resulted in one death. “Before his arrest there were provocative and discriminative scenarios,” he told the Hürriyet Daily News in a phone interview yesterday. “But […]