Monthly Archives: December 2011

$18.6 Million Raised at Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Moscow Gala, Bringing the Total to $31 Million in 2011

Eduardo Eurnekian Donates $11 Million MOSCOW — The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund its annual Moscow Gala Banquet on December 21st, at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel and raised $18,635,000. The prestigious event was attended by several dignitaries including Bako Sahakyan, … Continue reading

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The Armenian Genocide “Discussion?”

The French Lower House passed the bill criminalizing the denial of the veracity of the Armenian genocide perpetrated b the Ottoman Government. And the expected rancor from the Turkish government officials, from the President down to Parliament members, was immediately … Continue reading

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Turkey Cuts Ties as France Passes Genocide Denial Bill

By John Irish and Ibon Villebeitia Reuters Paris France moved on Thursday December 22 to make it illegal to deny the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks amounted to genocide, prompting Ankara to cancel all economic, political and … Continue reading

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President Ahmadinejad Visits Armenia and Signs Several MOUs and Agreements

$300 million Trade Between the Two Countries TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned home on Friday night December 23 after a one day official visit to Yerevan. President Ahmadinejad and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Friday discussed major topics concerning … Continue reading

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Turkey to Revise its Diaspora Concept, Says FM Davutoglu

By Sevil Kucukkosum Turkey renews its rhetoric that it applied within its action plan against Armenian initiatives on the incidents of 1915. Ankara constitutes its action plan in raising awareness in the international arena on overall incidents of the World … Continue reading

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St. Garabed Church of the Desert will be Consecreated January 7-8

RANCHO MIRAGE — the Consecration of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert will be consecrated Saturday, January 7 at 4 pm, by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese. Following the consecration services, there will be … Continue reading

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Will the Tension Between France and Turkey Reach an Impasse?

The Turkish government officials are all on edge because of the impeding discussion this coming Thursday, December 29, in the French Senate which wants to criminalize the deniers of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey. Those who do not … Continue reading

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Erdogan Says Turkey Would Retaliate if Genocide Deniers French Bill Passed

ISTANBUL — (A.A) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would retaliate by all diplomatic means if the French Senate approved a bill making denial of the Ottoman era incidents of 1915 punishable in France with a prison … Continue reading

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11 Federal Appeal Judges Hear Oral Arguments on Genocide Era Insurance Recovery Suit

GLENDALE — On Wednesday, December 14, four and a half years after a federal district court judge in Los Angeles first held that a California law extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide era insurance claims (California Code of … Continue reading

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OC Armenian Community Raises $80,000 for UC Irvine Armenian History Courses

IRVINE — The spirit of giving was in the air two Sundays ago at an event supporting the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Garo and Sylvie Tertzakian opened their home and their guests generously … Continue reading

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