Topic: Turkey

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw) — The jailed Kurdish leader, Selahattin Demirtas, has warned that the Kurdish language is in danger of disappearing if the Turkish government keeps prohibiting it. “Each of the languages on the Earth[...]

By David Boyajian Assyrians and Armenians have lived near each other for thousands of years and shared similar trials and tribulations. So as an Armenian American in an audience of about sixteen Assyrian Americans, I knew I was among[...]

WATERTOWN — Hrag Papazian, a Lebanese-Armenian graduate student in his late 20s, is studying the Armenians of Turkey. He came to the United States recently to give a series of lectures at the Institute of Armenian Studies at the[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan In August 2018, US President Trump angrily announced that sanctions will be implemented against Turkey, and personally against the Turkish ministers of interior and justice. What was the reason for Trump’s fury? The[...]

Having survived an assassination attempt in my youth as a journalist, every case of violence against fellow journalists brings back painful memories. There are two categories of journalists: palace journalists and mission journalists.[...]

BERLIN — One might have thought the Queen were coming, what with all the media coverage, the background reports and the talk shows, the editorials and interviews. For well over a week before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed[...]

By Barbara Merguerian With so many events to commemorate this year — the centennial of the first Armenian Republic and the 30th anniversary of the massive Spitak earthquake, to mention a few — it is important not to forget other[...]

LOS ANGELES — The first time Armen Aroyan took a group of Armenians to visit the villages of their ancestors was 1991. At that time, he wasn’t sure if this was a one-time visit, but it came after a few trips he had undertaken with a[...]

ISTANBUL — The 2018 International Hrant Dink Awards were given this month to Murat Çelikkan of Turkey and the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights from Yemen. Mwatana conducts independent, impartial documentation work and prepares[...]

ISTANBUL (news.am) — A Turkish court on September 11 sentenced former Van mayor and several Kurdish activists to six to nine years in prison. Even though the attornies of former mayor of Van, Bekir Kaya, had asked the court to acquit[...]