»April 21, at St. Peter of Hamburg, was commemorated the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the presence of more than 700 people. Guests included the leader of German Greens, of Turkish origin, Cem Özdemir. During his speech C. Özdemir called on the government of Turkey to stop its policy of denial of the Armenian genocide and encouraged Turkish civil society to revisit and analyze “these tragic pages of its history.” Ertan Tobrk, the leader of the Kurdish Alevi community in Germany has told his side that his people had recognized and condemned the Armenian genocide carried out by the Turkish government. A representative of the Assyrian-Chaldean community in Germany also condemned Turkey for genocide. Armen Mardirosian Ambassador of Armenia in Germany also spoke at the event. The choir “Gayane” composed of Armenians, Germans and Turks has interpreted European and Armenian songs.
April 11, 2012 | 00:04
Orhan Kemal Cengiz, the columnist of the Turkish Radical paper published his second article on the Armenian Genocide entitled ‘Compensation and Decision’ where he talks about the possible steps Turkey can make towards the Armenian Genocide.
“Turkey can solve the Armenian issue both on a humanitarian and on a legal level. We acknowledge that a great human tragedy occurred in 1915. We condemn the Government of the Young Turks, who organized it and apologize to our Armenian brothers. Turkey must not stop at only apologizing but must develop a legal approach for compensation.
Believe! Turkey can realize that and solve the problem easily. However, in order to realize it Turkey must stop the denial policy which humiliates us [Read more…]
PanARMENIAN.Net – On Saturday, April 28, for the fifth consecutive year, the Armenian Genocide Walk will take place in Philadelphia, U.S., providing an opportunity for the entire Philadelphia community to gather to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Genocide, and educate the public on Turkish denial of the atrocities committed against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire from 1915-18, The Armenian Weekly reported. [Read more…]
PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian Genocide Museum of America announced the opening on April 5 of an exhibit entitled “Witnesses to the Armenian Genocide.”
The exhibit brings together the surviving photographic record of the Armenian Genocide produced by German witnesses. The exhibit is being presented with the Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenian National Institute.
The Witnesses to the Armenian Genocide exhibit is hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. The Lutheran Church of the Reformation has been serving the Capitol Hill community since 1869 and its congregation strongly supports ecumenical activities. [Read more…]
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Califfornia.
Davutoglu has embarked on such a desperate initiative after the failure of all Turkish attempts to divide and conquer the [Read more…]
PanARMENIAN.Net – On April 4, a wreath laying ceremony was held at a khachkar-obelisk in center of Bratislava, Slovakia, in memory of Armenian Genocide victims, press service of Forum of Armenian Associations of Europe (FAAE) reported.
Slovakia’s Supreme Court Chairman Štefan Harabin, President of Armenian Constitutional Court Gagik Harutyunyan, Chairman of RA Court of Cassation Arman Mkrtumyan and FAAE Chairman Ashot Grigorian partook in the event. In his speech, Mr. Harabin noted that he attaches great importance to “Law criminalizing the Armenian Genocide denial” adopted by the Slovak government and parliament. He said that any Turkish official regardless of his rank and any other person who dares deny the fact of the Armenian Genocide in Slovakia will immediately be sentenced to 5 years in prison. The Slovak official stressed his readiness to help his French counterparts to pass a similar law. [Read more…]
December 21, 2011 | 11:04
What Turkish tour guide Asil Tuncer said, with respect to Apple Inc.’s founder, the late Steve Jobs’ visit to Turkey, caused great uproar in the country. The guide claimed that Jobs considered the Turks as enemies, and he did not even shake hands when bidding farewell to the tour guide.
Tuncer noted that when they had approached the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, and he had told that it was a church at first but then it was turned into a mosque, Steve Jobs had asked: “You, Muslims, what did you do to so many Christians? You subjected 1.5 million Armenians to genocide. Tell us, how did it happen?” [Read more…]
AGHET [produced by NDR (German public television)], a new award-winning documentary made by German filmmaker Eric Friedler compellingly proves the truth of the genocide of the Armenian people. Using the actual words of 23 German, American and other nationals who witnessed the events, and armed with archival materials, AGHET expertly takes on the challenge that PM Erdogan hurled at the world by stating: »Prove it.« AGHET incorporates never-before-seen footage and documents – making it one of the best researched and presented documentaries on the Armenian Genocide. More than just a historic retelling of the Genocide, the film also delves into the ongoing campaign of denial that the Turkish government has mounted since these events occurred in World War I.
AGHET was debuted on NDR in April, 2010. Friedler has assembled an impeccable cast, who bring to life the original texts of German and U.S. diplomatic dispatches and eyewitness accounts, interspersed with never-before-seen footage of the Genocide and its political aftermath. The film, applauded by Nobel Prize laureate Gunter Grass, has sparked renewed debate throughout Europe and has won several international awards. It is now being showcased around the world on television, in major film festivals and has been seen by members of the U.S. Congress. [Read more…]
Any society is capable of atrocities. The Nazi atrocities were acknowledged by the Germans and now the German people are stronger and better for it. The Turks will be like the former Imperial Japanese Empire by ignoring the truth of their wrongs and they will risk commiting genocide again. All people sin against God and man, but better people will stand above their own sins when they acknowledge them. Better sooner than later. We must learn from our history or we are doomed to repeat it.