Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Aurora Prize: Events initiated on behalf of Armenian Genocide survivors underway in Yerevan

Events timed to the 101st anniversary of the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide and highlighting humanitarian issues as part of the Aurora Prize initiative have been on in the Armenian capital of Yerevan since April 22.

President Sargsyan: Armenia at the forefront of fighting crime of genocide

Armenia has reaffirmed its commitment to be at the forefront of international efforts to fight the crime of genocide as President Serzh Sargsyan addressed a second international forum hosted in Yerevan on the eve of the 101st anniversary of the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide.

Canadian PM reaffirms Armenian Genocide, urged to condemn Turkey’s denial

In his inaugural year in office, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Missed Chance: Obama again stops short of calling Armenian massacre genocide

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday marked the anniversary of the Ottoman Turks’ massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by a statement addressed to the Armenian American community, but once again stopped short of labeling it a genocide. Instead, he again used a phrase that Armenians themselves often use in describing the events.

Expert: Armenian Genocide recognition process still moving forward

A year after the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, its recognition process has entered the political arena at the state level, Ashot Melkonyan, an expert in Turkish studies and deputy dean of the faculty of Oriental Studies at the Yerevan State University, told media.

Sicily Move: Italian region recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Regional Assembly of Sicily became the 105th local self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

Survivors: NYT publishes ArmeniaNow photojournalist’s award-winning project on Genocide

The New York Times has published a series of photographs by ArmeniaNow photojournalist Nazik Armenakyan made as part of a project commemorating the 1915 Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.

Genocide 101: Obama urged to use “final opportunity” for G-word

United States President Barack Obama will have his “final opportunity” on April 24 to “use the presidency to speak plainly about the Armenian genocide”, according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress.

Obama won’t say G-word, ANCA told

U.S. President Barack Obama will refrain from describing the 1915 mass deportations and killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide, it emerged on Thursday.