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Ramifications of Cilicia Catholicosate’s lawsuit against Turkey

Now that the financial issue is clarified, there are other important matters facing the Catholicosate and Armenians in general.

June 10, 2015
Ramifications of Cilicia Catholicosate’s lawsuit against Turkey
Armenians worldwide applauded the Cilician Catholicosate for filing a lawsuit in the Turkish Constitutional Court on April 27, demanding the return of its historic seat in Sis, Kozan district of Turkey’s Adana province. The Cilician See’s former headquarters, established in 1293, was confiscated by the Turkish government in 1921, at the culmination of the Armenian Genocide.

Game of Thrones: How well do you know the show?

Game of Thrones hit series won the hearts of millions of fans round the world keeping the viewers glued to the screens.

June 9, 2015
Game of Thrones: How well do you know the show?
Armenian audiences as well couldn't get enough of political intrigues in a fantasy environment of the Seven Kingdoms.

Chris Bohjalian: you can blow up a monastery but you can’t bulldoze the truth

The monastery compound is only eight miles as the crow flies from Digor, but it sits hidden on a ledge halfway down a steep ravine.

June 5, 2015
Chris Bohjalian: you can blow up a monastery but you can’t bulldoze the truth
In March I spent three days at “Responsibility 2015,” the conference on the Armenian Genocide sponsored by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation held in Manhattan. At the end of the final day, I was at once invigorated and exhausted. I was inspired by the passion of the artists and activists and intellectuals, and I was emotionally wrung out by the realities of imagining for three days the genocide that a century ago this month was commencing.

New York Times ad depicts Obama as ‘liar’

A second newspaper announcement reminding Pres. Obama of his promise on the Armenian Genocide appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

May 28, 2015
New York Times ad depicts Obama as ‘liar’
The Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide were marked with unprecedented, and sometimes, unexpected developments. One such occasion was the full page ad placed in the New York Times on April 18 by well-known and controversial Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (Founder, The World Values Network) and the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, Eastern U.S. (AGCC), harshly criticizing Pres. Obama for not keeping his campaign promise on the Armenian Genocide.

Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken

Afraid it could hurt the feelings of its Turkish ally, the United States has consistently refrained from Genocide recognition.

May 22, 2015
Scholar: Armenian Genocide and American silence still unbroken
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 Daily Beast: Turks are wondering if their President is insane

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
The Daily Beast: Turks are wondering if their President is insane
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.

Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online

The exhibit includes previously unpublished photographs of Zeytun and reproduces newly released images from German sources.

February 2, 2015
Third digital exhibit on Armenian Genocide goes online
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).

Derby hosts Armenian Genocide recognition event, Turkish embassy tries to interfere

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
Derby hosts Armenian Genocide recognition event, Turkish embassy tries to interfere
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.

New Year celebrations around the world. Part III

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
New Year celebrations around the world. Part III
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.

New Year celebrations around the world. Part II

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 celebrations around the world. Part II
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.
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