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YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The Armenian Apostolic Church on Saturday expressed outrage about a Muslim religious service held in an Armenian holy site in eastern Turkey, calling it a serious blow to efforts to improve Turkish-Armenian[...]

VAN (RFE/RL) — In a dramatic about-face, the Mother See of the Armenian Apostolic Church has decided to boycott the upcoming liturgy at the Surp Khatch Church on Akhtamar, now in southeastern Turkey, because of Ankara’s refusal to[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian As Armenia struggles to improve its sluggish economy, threats of war loom at its borders once[...]

ISTANBUL (Hurriyet) — More than two years after Agos editor Hrant Dink was shot dead, a reporter stands trial for writing about the circumstances surrounding the murder. For his alleged crimes, he faces 28 years in prison, eight years[...]

Sargisian Stresses Importance of Genocide Recognition, Rejects ‘Language of Preconditions’ for Establishing Relations WASHINGTON (RFE/RL) — US President Barack Obama said this week Armenia and Turkey should “make every effort” to[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian All signs indicate that the forthcoming Nuclear Security Summit, to be held in Washington DC on April 12-13, will also serve as a forum for a meeting between President Sargisian and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian has reportedly rejected as “unacceptable” the idea of a joint Turkish-Armenian study of the World War I-era mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman[...]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has assured Turkey the White House opposes a congressional resolution labeling the World War I massacres of Armenians in Turkey as genocide, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian Pontius Pilates have survived Jesus’ era and they are around still today to pass judgments on political and historical problems. They all gang up on Armenians who cannot offer neither oil nor strategic territory to[...]

ISTANBUL (Agence France Presse) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday he had no immediate plans to expel illegal Armenian workers after his threat to do so sparked a barrage of criticism at home and[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian When House Resolution 252 was adopted by the US Foreign Affairs Committee, and the Swedish Parliament passed the Genocide Resolution, Turkish leaders realized the domino effect that those political actions may trigger[...]