11:28 | May 24, 2013
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of 13 and a half months in prison that an Istanbul magistrate’s court passed yesterday on Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nişanyan for posting “insulting” comments about Mohammed in his blog.
10:15 | May 13, 2013
The concert on 10 May, 2013, at TBILISI ART HALL, organized by the Educational and Cultural Center “Hayartun” at the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia and supported by the RA Ministry of Culture, was the logical conclusion of May triple holiday.
16:51 | April 30, 2013
The Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei today in Yerevan signed a Memorandum on Rapport. According to it the parties engaged to cooperate in the struggle against transnational crime, provide legal aid to each other in case of necessity.
14:27 | April 30, 2013
Engin Dinc, the former Trabzon intelligence chief who has been accused of obstructing justice in the Hrant Dink case, has been selected as the new National Police Chief of Turkey. In 2008, Dink family lawyers had filed an appeal with the Istanbul chief prosecutor regarding seven policemen, including Dinc.
14:01 | April 30, 2013
A group called the "Saturday Mothers of Turkey", which has been gathering in Istanbul since 1995 to seek information regarding their sons disappeared under police protection, commemorated some 220 Armenian intellectuals detained by Ottoman officials in April 1915.
15:04 | April 13, 2013
Family members of Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister and a prominent Azerbaijan company that does business with the ministry have close ties, raising serious questions about conflict of interest in the ministry’s activities.
13:46 | April 11, 2013
Shakaryan argued that even though Turkey pulled out under pressure from Baku, it was positive overall because the flights would have been used to bolster the Turkish side on the eve of April 24.
11:08 | April 5, 2013
On March 26, 2013, a U.S. federal district court in Los Angeles sided with Armenian plaintiffs in a hard-fought case involving reparations for land seized from Armenians in Turkey during the Armenian Genocide. Nearly 15 months after the Turkish Central Bank and T.C. ZiraatBankasi, a state-owned agricultural bank, asserted sovereign immunity and asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, the courtin a landmark decision determined that the Banks can be held to answer for the alleged expropriation of property of Ottoman and Turkish nationals when the taking is incident to mass human rights abuses, including genocide.
23:13 | April 2, 2013
Federal Judge Dolly M. Gee, wrongfully claiming lack of jurisdiction, dismissed a lawsuit on March 26, filed by Armenian-Americans demanding compensation from the Republic of Turkey for confiscating their properties during the Armenian Genocide.
11:04 | March 27, 2013
Over 40 Armenian Genocide specialists from nine countries met in Yerevan on March 22-23 to strategize on how to devise a legal framework to mitigate the consequences of the Genocide, counter Turkish denialism, and organize genocide studies programs and museum exhibits. The conference was organized by the State Commission coordinating activities leading to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
15:48 | March 23, 2013
According to Hurriyet Daily News, the Yerevan-Van flights scheduled to begin on April 3 will take a mere 45 minutes as they will not take the circuitous route over Georgian air space. The flights, operated by the private Borajet company, will thus be the first of its kind to directly pass across the now closed Armenia-Turkey border.
14:12 | March 22, 2013
During the course of the discussion Mr. Khlgatyan presented the oil and natural gas projects in Azerbaijan, the internal politics of the country, and its foreign policy. The Azerbaijani economy is heavily dependent on the energy sector. “All indicators show that the regime in Baku has made no serious efforts to change and diversify the economy, which means that Azerbaijan is likely to experience the effects of ‘Dutch Disease’ and a failing economy should shale gas become more readily available on the global market”.
14:37 | March 20, 2013
The Forum of Armenian Associations in Europe reports that the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a campaign to build a Turkish monument next to an Armenian Genocide memorial in the heart of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
13:20 | March 20, 2013
The Turkish press reports that a bomb exploded in front of the Turkish Justice Ministry in Ankara late last night and that the headquarters of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Turkish capital was also attacked.
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