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April 24th

April 24th

By | April 25, 2012 at 2:06 am | No comments

Guillaume Perrier (Le Monde) Again this year, the commemorations  of April 24th, 1915 the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, were held in Istanbul. Since 2010, the Turkish government allows public demonstrations. At 13.00 the supporters of the IHD (Association of...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 4 comments

Fréderike Geerdink “Abdullah Gül has no right to speak”, I hear all the time as a reaction to President Gül resisting the ideology of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which discriminates against people and marginalises them. That’s because Gül has a problem handling...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Kurds, Minorities

Grandma’s Tattoos

Grandma’s Tattoos

By | March 16, 2012 at 1:09 am | No comments

In 1919, just at the end of WW I, the Allied forces reclaimed 90,819 Armenian, young girls and children who, during the war years, were forced to become prostitutes to survive, or had given birth to children after forced or arranged marriages or rape. Many of these women were...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Minorities

Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city – 1900-1922

By | February 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | One comment

An interesting and powerful documentary by Maria Iliou on destruction of Smyrna (Izmir) in the eve of the foundation of Turkish Republic. (English with Greek subtitles) Smyrna: Destruction of a cosmopolitan city Ταινία που αναφέρετε στην...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Smyrna

Rakel

Rakel

By | January 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm | No comments

The conference on the history of the Diyarbakir region, held last November in Diyarbakir, came to an end. The final word would be for Rakel Dink, widow of Hrant. The Hrant Dink Foundation was one of the organizers of the conference. She came forward, and whereas everybody...

Posted in: Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, Turkey

Remembering ‘Ravished Armenia': Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian’s take on Genocide

Remembering ‘Ravished Armenia': Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian’s take on Genocide

By | December 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm | No comments

Yesterday a bill passed at French parliament criminalizing negation of modern times genocides. The bill proposes jail-time and fines for people who publicly deny, say the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire causing havoc among academics most of whom claim this act is...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Freedom of Expression, Opinion

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