From The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

ANKARA (BBC NEWS) — Turkish police have detained at least 12 people, including a university head, in connection with an alleged plot to overthrow the government, reports say. Police also searched the headquarters of a television station[...]

WASHINGTON — The Turkish government has hired former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to its team of lobbyists. The Armenian Assembly of America contends that the move is part of its continuing campaign to pressure President Barack[...]

By Thomas C . Nash Mirror-Spectator Staff WASHINGTON — The 2009 Armenian Assembly of America’s National Advocacy Conference began with several community leaders imploring young people to take a more active role in public life. A panel[...]

YEREVAN (BBC) — Thousands of opposition supporters in Armenia attended a rally on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of its worst political violence since independence. The protesters demanded early elections and the release of[...]

ISTANBUL (AFP) — Armenian and other rights groups called for action Saturday over Turkish school screenings of a documentary on the Ottoman mass killings of Armenians, charging that the film incited racism and enmity. The call follows an[...]

By Ruzanna Stepanian YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Residents of Yerevan will go to the polls on May 31 to elect a municipal assembly that will choose the city’s new mayor and oversee the work of the municipal administration. The Armenian capital[...]

LINARES, Spain — Armenian Grand Master Levon Aronian beat Viswanathan Anand of India in the second round of the Linares 2009 Chess Tournament. Aronian and Alexander Grishchuk (Russia) were tied for the first place with 1.5 points. In the[...]

By Thomas C . Nash Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — The quest for family and national history that Peter Balakian turned into a widely-acclaimed memoir has been re-published this month with two new chapters detailing his travels to[...]

YEREVAN (Reuters/AFP) — French singer Charles Aznavour recently announced he has agreed to become ambassador to Switzerland for his ancestral homeland Armenia. Aznavour, 84, was born in France of Armenian parents and established an[...]

By Emil Danielyan MUNICH (RFE/RL) — The foreign ministers of Armenia and Turkey reported further progress towards the normalization of bilateral relations after weekend talks in Munich that also involved President Serge Sargisian. Eduard[...]

By Emil Danielyan YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian held what he called “very useful” talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Switzerland late Thursday that were aimed at speeding up the normalization of[...]