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Armenian Genocide

Ongoing genocide against Yazidis - UN investigators conclusion

Nuri Kino | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Nuri Kino

When it was his turn to speak, I watched him bow his head as you do when saying a prayer. He trembled his way to the podium.

Is Erdogan The Reason So Many Armenian Genocide Resolutions Are Being Passed?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Foreign countries interested in condemning Armenian genocide should not only draw distinctions between Turkey and the actions of the Ottoman Empire. They should make the same distinction between Erdogan and the people of Turkey, who do not always support him.

Germany's Armenian Genocide Resolution Sends Erdogan A Strong Message

Laurent Leylekian | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Laurent Leylekian

This resolution is a way for Angela Merkel and her government to say "stop" to Turkey's gradual shift towards autocracy.

Turkey Hits Back At Germany After Armenian Genocide Vote

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- Turkey recalled its ambassador to Germany on Thursday following a high-profile vote in Germany's parliament that formally recognized the 1...

In Turkey, You Can Still Attack Armenians in Public: Parliamentarian Garo Paylan in Danger

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Christopher Atamian

Armenian Parliament Member Physically Attacked Former AGOS Journalist Garo Paylan, one of three ethnic Armenians in the Turkish Parliament, was attack...

"A Void": Coming to Terms with Genocide, 101 Years Later

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

New Jersey-born oud player Ara Dinkjian travels the world playing Ottoman Armenian music along with a small coterie of like-minded musicians. Raffi W...

Beirut’s ‘Little Armenia’: A Haven Of Diversity 101 Years After The Genocide

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.28.2016 | World

As Armenians across the world commemorated the 101st anniversary of the 1915 Genocide, we visited Bourj Hammoud in Beirut, where Armenians fleeing the...

Why Does Israel Refuse to Recognize the Armenian Genocide?

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

April 24 marked 101 years since the start of the Armenian genocide, when Ottoman Turks killed approximately 1.5 million Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and others.

101 Years after Genocide, Stories of Courage Light a Path Forward

Ruben Vardanyan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Ruben Vardanyan

We launched 100 LIVES to remember those who perished, but more importantly, to honor and support those who fought back.

The forgotten hero who killed the Armenian Genocide's mastermind

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Bohjalian

Last Friday morning, Rep. Jim Costa placed a wreath in Fresno, California's Masis Ararat Cemetery at the grave of an Armenian who died peacefully in S...

The United States Must Officially Recognize the Armenian Genocide

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States must official recognize the Armenian Genocide. Our next president must utilize the word that Raphael Lemkin created, after studying and researching the plight of the Armenian people during the Ottoman empire.

WSJ Criticized For Running Ad From Group Denying Armenian Genocide

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Media

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday encountered a backlash for publishing a full-page advertisement from a group denying the genocide of Armenians du...

What Genocide? The Search for a Family's Hidden Trauma

Heather Martin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Heather Martin

I'm Armenian, Swedish, German, and one part we don't know because of lost history. In every direction I look, I find questions that I seek answers to ...

The Refugee Deal Continues Europe's History of Dirty Dealing With Turkey

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Stefan Ihrig

The deal calls up memories of Europe's checkered history of deal-making with Turkey. During World War I, the German chancellor reacted angrily to mounting pressure to intervene to stop the Armenian genocide. He said, "Our only goal is to hold Turkey at our side until the end of the war, regardless of whether the Armenians perish over that or not. If the war carries on for a while, we will need the Turks very much." The parallels are unsettling, to say the least.

The Wages of Fear

Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a generous, pluralistic society, welcoming and friendly, but xenophobia runs strong here -- and this is not a new phenomenon.

"The Hundred-Year Walk": A Conversation With Dawn Anahid MacKeen

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In 2007, Dawn Anahid MacKeen quit her magazine job in New York to write about her grandfather's persecution and unlikely survival of the Armenian Geno...

5 Hot Books: New Joyce Carol Oates, the Armenian Genocide, and an EMT's Wild Rides

The National Book Review | Posted 01.19.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be.

Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Turkey's Kurds

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Stefan Ihrig

JERUSALEM -- The renewed violence in the Turkish southeast owes a lot to an undigested history of violence against all sorts of ethnic and otherwise defined enemies of the Turkish state.

Our Last Stronghold Is Now Also Attacked: It's a Genocide Mr. President

Nuri Kino | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Nuri Kino

Outside Restaurant Miami in Qamishly in Syria before it was bombed They carry them on their shoulders - coffin after coffin. The priest calls out the...

100 Years After Armenian Genocide, This Photographer Brings Survivors Into The Light

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide this year has been an opportunity for historians, writers and artists to revisit the memory of the mass...

"We Are Seen as Infidels and Traitors, for Hundred Years Now"

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts...Really!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

There are no lies here: just honest reflection and heartfelt truth. Even if you don't know Martin well as an actress you'll enjoy this flowing account of one of our best actress's colorful life.

Lousine Shamamian Shakes the Earth at the Fringe Fest 2015

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

Humor, biography and historical tragedy often make for strange if not incompatible bedfellows, but Lousine Shamamian has managed to unite the three with brilliant gusto at this year's New York Fringe Festival.

'As the Poppies Bloomed': Love and Hate in 1915

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

Maral Boyadjian's debut novel, As the Poppies Bloomed is a fictionalized account of her family's experience during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, which decimated the families of all four of the author's grandparents.

Why Israel and Armenia Should 'Adopt' the Yazidis

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Stefan Ihrig

JERUSALEM -- The history of the last century provides a seemingly endless list of atrocities that were not stopped, and rarely was this ever for a lack of information about them. We, at least as countries and societies, simply don't really care. We would like to think we do, but, empirically speaking, we don't -- and the latest case in point is the sheer existence of a system of Yazidi sex slave trade in 2015.