Armenian organizations mark 1915 at ceremonies in Istanbul

Civil society organizations from Europe meet in Istanbul to remember the Armenian killings of 1915. US President Obama honors those who perished. A series of activities were held in Istanbul yesterday to mark the 98th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians during World War I. Along with a delegation composed of 25 people from […]

Obama avoids using ‘genocide’ in remarks on Ottoman-era Armenian deaths

U.S. President Barack Obama avoided using the term “genocide” today in his annual message marking the events of 1915, dubbing the mass killings a “great disaster” (Meds Yeghern). “Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Ninety-eight years ago, 1.5 million Armenians […]

Armenia should have a healthy reading of Turkey’s 2015 strategy

by Barcin Yinanc Would you be surprised if I told you that Turkey is Armenia’s third-biggest trade partner, I asked my colleagues at the Hürriyet Daily News. “Of course we wouldn’t. Turkey is one of Armenia’s few outlets to the world,” they told me. As veteran journalist Sedat Ergin told me the other day, we […]

Armenian church in eastern Turkey gets bell back, still lacks priest on Easter day

The Armenian community has rung the bells of Diyarbakır’s Surp Giragos Armenian Church for the first time in 98 years to celebrate the Easter holiday, but failed to hold a proper mass due to a lack of priests to take part, Doğan news ageny reported yesterday. The church had been out of service for almost […]