Monthly Archives: July 2017

Turkish Parliament Bans the Use of “Armenian Genocide” and “Kurdistan” in the Parliament

ISTANBUL — The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its far-right allies in the Turkish Parliament agreed to pass a resolution submitted on Friday that would ban the word “Kurdistan” to be used by lawmakers in Parliament. According to the … Continue reading

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Anything is Expected from Turkey

Last week, on July 21, Turkish Parliament Constitutional Committee passed a bill, which sounds childish or unbecoming of a supposedly democratic government. It is very obvious that the Turkish government is not democratic. A resolution was passed forbidding the use … Continue reading

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Freeway Directions Signs for Pasadena Armenia Genocide Memorial Approved by the California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, CA — Authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, SCR 25 seeks to install freeway signs at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit off Interstate 210 for the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial. Passed by unanimous support of the State Assembly on … Continue reading

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Bako Sahakyan Re-elected President of Artsakh (NKR)

Bako Sahakyan was re-elected the president of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) for a third term on Wednesday, July 18, 2017. The National Assembly at an extraordinary session on Wednesday approved Sahakyan’s candidacy with 28 votes in favor, four against and no abstentions. … Continue reading

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Armenia’s and Azerbaijan’s FMs to Meet in September in New York

BRUSSELS — Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov met on July 11 to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict peace process. An agreement was reached to convene the next meeting between the Ministers in September in New … Continue reading

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Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Dave Trott’s Amendment on Gun Sales to Turkey Adopted

WASHINGTON. D.C — As part of H.R 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Representative Dave Trott’s (R-MI) amendment of a proposed gun sale to Turkey was adopted as part of the overall bill, … Continue reading

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Georges Kepenekian Elected Mayor of Lyon, France

LYON — On July 17, Georges Kepenekian was elected Mayor of Lyon, the second largest city in France. Dr. Georges Kepenekian was born in Lyon, France, on August 9, 1949. He is a urologic surgeon and the director of the … Continue reading

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UN: Return to Negotiations’ Table is the Only Way to Resolve the Karabakh Conflict

The United Nations is concerned over the recent escalation of tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, told a briefing in New York. “As the UN Secretary General underlined on June … Continue reading

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Turkish Lawmakers Could Face Punishment Over Armenian Genocide Remarks

ANKARA — Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), a far right political party that adheres to Turkish ultranationalism, have drafter new Rules of Procedure for the country’s Parliament. The 18 point document, in part … Continue reading

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U.S House May Vote to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

WASHINGTON, D.C — Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s amendment would prohibit the transfer of U.S defense articles to Turkey and, instead make them available to Kurdish Peshmerga forces, who have played an instrumental role in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). … Continue reading

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