-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE-  Le 24 avril, 2017                                             Contact : Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Ottawa – Le lundi 24 avril, des milliers de Canadiens se sont réunis à Ottawa pour commémorer le 102e anniversaire du génocide arménien et manifester contre la négation continue du crime par le gouvernement turc. Cent deux ans se sont écoulés depuis [...]

April 25th, 2017|News, Press Release|

A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens

CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for [...]

April 25th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

“Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame” Week 3 Summary

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Editor’s Note: On April 3, 2017, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) launched “Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame“, a campaign aimed at informing and educating Canadians about Turkey’s flagrant and consistent abuses of human rights, disregard to the principles of democracy [...]

April 22nd, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Résumé de la troisième semaine de « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte »

-COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE- April 22, 2017 Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622   Note de l'éditeur : le 3 avril 2017, le Comité national arménien du Canada (CNAC) a lancé une campagne médiatique intitulée « Turquie : les trente jours de la honte » visant à informer les Canadiens des violations constantes et flagrantes de la Turquie en matière de droits [...]

April 22nd, 2017|News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey’s Alevi minority fear future under Erdogan presidency

By Daniel Dombey Financial Times July 2014   As he seeks to explain the stakes in Turkey’s upcoming presidential election, Zeynel Sahin recalls the morning in May when a man standing a metre (yard) away was shot dead by the police. The victim, Ugur Kurt, a cleaner, was attending a funeral in the courtyard of [...]

April 21st, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Turkey’s education system discriminates against ethnic, religious minorities: Report

Hurriyet Daily News October 2015   Turkey’s education system continues to discriminate against ethnic and religious minorities, reinforcing an exclusionist definition of “Turkishness,” a joint report by the History Foundation and the Turkey branch of the Minority Rights Group has stated. The report, titled “Color, Ethnicity, Language, Religion and Belief-based Discrimination in the Turkish Education [...]

April 20th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

US Human Rights Report: Tens of thousands jailed in Turkey with little clarity on charges

Turkish Minute March 2017   The 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — released by the US State Department on Friday said that Turkish courts had imprisoned tens of thousands of people with little clarity on charges and evidence over their alleged links with a failed coup in July [...]

April 19th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Where to Watch “The Promise” In Canada

Set during the waning days of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, “The Promise” tells the story of a love triangle sparked between an Armenian medical student, Michael (Oscar Issac), Anna (Charlotte Le Bon), and renowned American photojournalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale). The First World War and the Armenian Genocide of the 1915-1923 form the historical backdrop [...]

April 18th, 2017|News|

60 Minutes Exposes Turkey’s Oppression of Minority Rights

By Harut Sassounian The Huffington Post December 2009*   CBS’ 60 Minutes recently featured a devastating exposé on the violation of Greek minorities’ rights in Turkey. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of the Greek Orthodox Church, headquartered in Istanbul, courageously criticized the Turkish government for treating him as a “second-class citizen.” He went on to state that [...]

April 18th, 2017|News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|

Members of Parliament Commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Ottawa - On April 12, 13, 2017, members of parliament stood in the House of Commons to make statements commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. All members reiterated Canada's principled stance on this subject and valued the importance of recognizing, condemning and preventing future atrocities from taking place. To this day, Turkey continues to [...]

April 17th, 2017|News|