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Never Again

Source: FRANCOIS-PIERRE CARTOLANO, princearthurherald.com Last Thursday marked the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On that fateful day back in 1915, Ottoman authorities in Constantinople initiated a wave of arrests against Armenian intellectuals. These detainments were rapidly followed by the forced expulsion of Armenians living in Turkey: wishing to “relocate” them (a sinister euphemism used many [...]

April 27th, 2014|Publications|

Turkish Condolences (in French)

Source: Antoine Char, journalmetro.com Exprimer ses condoléances est toujours un exercice délicat. La Turquie a sans doute trouvé les mots sincères en offrant toute sa sympathie «aux petits-enfants des Arméniens» tués en 1915. Néanmoins, il en manquait un de taille: génocide. Le geste du premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdogan est certes inédit, mais pas inattendu. Le [...]

April 27th, 2014|News|

CBC News: Montreal – April 24, 2014

Source: cbc.ca CBC News Montreal report on the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Ottawa (time stamp 7:55). http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/ID/2451922587/

April 24th, 2014|News|

Statement by the ANCC on the occasion of the 99th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Dear Guests, At the doorsteps of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, let me extend expressions of gratitude towards the Canadian Parliament, the Senate, and the Government for their recognition of the historical fact of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “That this House acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and condemn this act as [...]

April 24th, 2014|News|

Armenia rejects Turkish condolences (In French)

Source: lapresse.ca L'Arménie, qui commémore jeudi le génocide perpétré il y a 99 ans sous l'Empire ottoman, a rejeté les condoléances présentées par la Turquie dans un geste inédit, et réclamé d'Ankara reconnaissance et «repentir». Le génocide «continue tant que le successeur de la Turquie ottomane poursuit sa politique de déni total», a déclaré le président [...]

April 24th, 2014|News|

Armenian Montrealers want Turkey’s recognition of Armenian genocide

Source: cbc.ca Today Armenians around the world are marking the 99th anniversary of what's known as the Armenian genocide. Norair Serengulian, of the Armenian National Committee of Canada, wants the Turkish government to recognize the events of 1915-23 as a genocide. http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/Homerun/ID/2451823465/

April 24th, 2014|News|

Armenian community commemorates those lost in genocide

Source: ctvnews.ca People in Cambridge marked the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday. http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=352715&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1

April 24th, 2014|News|

Turkey ‘aided Islamist fighters’ in attack on Syrian town

Source: Ruth Sherlock,telegraph.co.uk Rebels and eye-witnesses claim that Turkish authorities allowed fighters to enter Syria through a strategic border post to carry out assault on Armenian town of Kasab. Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kasab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told the Telegraph. In an operation that was [...]

April 14th, 2014|News|

The Red Line and the Rat Line

Source: lrb.co.uk Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels   In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the Syrian government [...]

April 4th, 2014|News|

Hundreds gather outside Turkish Consulate to protest devastation in Syria’s Kassab

Source: toronto.ctvnews.ca/ Hundreds of protesters attended a rally in Toronto on Thursday to voice concerns over Turkey's role in the destruction of the ancient Armenian village of Kassab in Syria, whose residents have fled after rebels seized control. The Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF Canada) said more than 600 people were at the demonstration. The [...]

April 3rd, 2014|News|