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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Armenia : Standoff Ends as ‘Daredevils’ Surrender

The two week standoff at a police compound in Erebuni, which was seized by an opposition group calling itself the “Daredevils of Sasoun” ended on Sunday as the remaining members surrendered, Armenia’s National Security Service reported.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016

Baku has threatened attacks on Stepanakert

The Minister of defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov has ordered the armed forces of the Republic to be ready to attack Stepanakert, the capital of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). On Monday, April 4, reports the press service of the defense Ministry.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Dozens killed in Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

At least 30 soldiers have been killed in fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces along the frontlines of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, officials of both the countries said.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Monday, 16 June 2014

Syria Border Town Residents Returning After Army Ousts Rebels

Syria Border Town Residents Returning After Army Ousts Rebels
KASAB, SYRIA — Residents of the Armenian Christian village of Kasab on Syria's border with Turkey began returning home on Monday, dancing, cheering and waving flags in the main square a day after the army retook the area from rebels.

The fall of Kasab to President Bashar al-Assad's forces less than three months after insurgents captured it dealt another symbolic and strategic blow to an opposition undermined in recent months by infighting and government gains.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Azeri, Armenian Presidents Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute. -First meeting in two years.

VIENNA, November 19 (RIA Novosti) – The leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia met Tuesday in Vienna in an attempt to resolve a decades-old territorial conflict, an Armenian diplomat said.

Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan met in Vienna’s Palais Coburg hotel for about two hours to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, the diplomat said.

The negotiations, mediated by the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, marked the first time the presidents have met in two years.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Minorities in Turkey tagged by ‘race codes,’ official document reveals

An official document penned by the Istanbul Provincial Education Directorate has surfaced, revealing that Turkey’s population administration system has been recording citizens who have Armenian, Jewish or Anatolian Greek (Rum) origins with secret “race codes.”

The Armenian-Turkish weekly newspaper Agos published as its headline story on Aug. 1 a report on an official document that openly states “citizens with Armenian origin are coded with ‘2.’” 

The implementation is reported to have been in place since 1923, the foundation year of the Turkish Republic.

Friday, 7 June 2013

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

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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 on the issue and expressed disappointment to the embassy in Ankara and Vatican in Rome yesterday,” a Turkish diplomat told the Hürriyet Daily News on June 7.

Pope Francis described the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the 20th century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act Introduced in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, DC –
As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan continues his official U.S. state visit, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act, a new measure calling upon the President to build upon the U.S. record of having recognized the Armenian Genocide by working toward improved Armenian-Turkish relations based upon the Republic of Turkey’s full acknowledgement of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide, and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

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