Afraid it could hurt the feelings of its Turkish ally, the United States has consistently refrained from Genocide recognition.
May 22, 2015
The ghastly scenes are familiar: boxcars bursting with human freight, soldiers leading death marches as if shepherding flocks, mass graves swallowing up the cadaverous bodies of the living and the dead. Such are the scenes of the Holocaust that a few infamous photographs have impressed upon the popular consciousness.
The constitution says the president has to be impartial and to keep out of party politics, but Erdogan has no intention to keep out of the fray.
May 16, 2015
It’s less than four weeks to go before parliamentary elections in Turkey on June 7, and it looks like President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is panicking. Or worse.
The exhibit includes previously unpublished photographs of Zeytun and reproduces newly released images from German sources.
February 2, 2015
A third digital exhibit on the Armenian Genocide consisting of 128 images on 24 panels entitled "The First Deportation: The German Railroad, the American Hospital, and the Armenian Genocide" was released by the Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
To give the whole occasion the due respect it deserved, I invited a representation from the Armenian Embassy in London to join the day.
January 30, 2015
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on January 27 each year to remember the Nazi atrocities during the Second World War, and subsequent Genocides throughout the world. It is an important day marked in many of the major cities in the UK, and governed by a central committee in London.
The Scottish New Year is known as Hogmanay and both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were also known as Daft Days.
January 5, 2015
In 1582, the Gregorian calendar reform restored January 1 as New Year's day. Although most Catholic countries adopted the Gregorian calendar almost immediately, it was only gradually adopted among Protestant countries. The British, for example, did not adopt the reformed calendar until 1752. Until then, the British Empire —and their American colonies— still celebrated the New Year in March.
The Japanese New Year Oshogatsu is an important time for family celebrations, when all the shops, factories and offices are closed.
January 4, 2015
New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented by one. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on January 1 (New Year's Day), as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it. The order of months was January to December in the Old Roman calendar during the reign of King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius, and has been in continuous use since that time. In many countries, January 1 is a national holiday.
It is traditional to greet the New Year at midnight and then celebrate at least the first few minutes in the company of friends and family.
December 30, 2014
People around the world celebrate the start of a new year in different ways. New Year festivals are among the oldest and most universally observed. They generally include rites and ceremonies which are expressive of mortification, purgation, invigoration and jubilation over the renewal of life. In some countries, parties are thrown on New Year's Eve which last until the early hours of New Year's Day. It is traditional to greet the New Year at midnight and then celebrate at least the first few minutes in the company of friends and family. Many people make New Year resolutions...a list of decisions about how they will live during the coming year, which may or may not be kept.
The University of Birmingham is an open platform for expression.
December 2, 2014
The University of Birmingham hosted a round-table discussion on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict Nov 26, followed by a seminar The Challenges and Choices of the South Caucasus: Between Political, Cultural and Economic Priorities hosted by a Russian expert Denis Dvornikov. Later, several Armenian media outlets hurried to slam the event, accusing the organizers of bias. The expert commented on the situation amid the media scandal.
ARARAT Visitors’ Center of Yerevan Brandy Company in association with PAN Photo Agency are launching a photo project titled ‘Frame Reshuffle’
November 28, 2014
Making Zhengyalov Hats is a ceremony that is meant to bring family members and friends together.
November 20, 2014
Zhengyalov Hats, a combination of various types of greens with dough is one of the most famous dishes in Artsakh cuisine. There are different Zhengyalov Hats recipes with a mix of up to 20 kinds of greens. Beyond Karabakh, it’s very popular in Armenian towns of Kapan and Goris. In some areas, it’s also made with nettle.