Kashkashian at music festival

The great violist Kim Kashkashian will be performing with pianist Peter Nagy. The festival’s fourth concert before the finale features Beethoven’s variations, Schumann, Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and Kütahya-born Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet. With this concert, the Holy Vortvots Vorodman Church will be hosting a festival concert for the first time following its recent renovation.

Pope’s remarks on mass killings of Armenians could damage ties with Vatican: Foreign Ministry

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has reacted in a written statement June 8 to Pope Francis’ remarks describing the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the 20th century,” warning that his stance could damage ties between the two countries. “What is expected from the Papacy, under the responsibility of […]

Ankara upset at Vatican for pope’s remarks on mass killings of Armenians

Turkey has reacted angrily to the Vatican following a statement from Pope Francis describing the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the twentieth century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3. “The Turkish Foreign Ministry delivered Turkey’s views […]

Erdoğan and his Armenian problem

By GERARD J. LIBARIDIAN When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came to power in Turkey in 2002, there were reasons to think that they would correct the state policies for dealing with history, particularly regarding the treatment of Armenians by the Ottoman government during the First World War. Since their […]