Topic: Turkey

WATERTOWN — Historian Dr. Ümit Kurt presented a lecture on Thursday, April 12, on the battle for Aintab, which highlighted the intertwined histories and divergent paths of the Armenians and Turks in that city, now known as Gaziantep.[...]

By Ümit Kurt What happened on April 24 is one of the most significant radical moments in the process of extreme violence and mass annihilation in the great tragedy that befell the Armenians. It was on this day that the extermination of[...]

ANKARA (PanARMENIAN.Net) — The Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office has prepared a summary of proceedings against eight deputies of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), including Turkish-Armenian lawmaker Garo Paylan, on[...]

By Agop Y. Bedikian MD and Margaret A. Bedikian I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the fifth of six children, to an Armenian family. My parents left their birthplace, Akshehir (literally, “white city” in Turkish) in Turkey during the First[...]

  By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan In the first place, the author wishes to pay tribute to the historians of the Armenian Genocide, from the pioneers to those who work today on the Ottoman archives. The latter have been accessible for about[...]

WATERTOWN — For more than a hundred years, Armenians talk about the murdered victims of the Genocide. It is time to talk about the living victims of the Genocide, the descendants of assimilated survivors remaining in Turkey today. On[...]

WASHINGTON (Wall Street Journal) — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against 11 of 15 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security team who were accused in connection with the beating of protesters during their[...]

By Semih Idiz VARNA, Bulgaria (Al Monitor) — The latest high-level attempt to normalize Turkish-EU ties has failed. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s much publicized meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and EU Commission[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN, Mass. – On Sunday, January 21, St. James Armenian Church’s Armene and Veronica Tarvezian Hall was packed, with standing room only, for a program sponsored by Friends of Hrant Dink[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — January 1 is always a good time for pledging better behavior. It is a time for political leaders to reflect on the outgoing year and project plans for the immediate[...]