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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 [...]

April 19th, 2017|Categories: News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|0 Comments

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 [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|0 Comments

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 [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

Human Rights Watch March, 2017   (Istanbul) – The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|0 Comments

“Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame” Week 2 Summary

-PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 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 [...]

April 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Release, Turkey: Thirty Days of Shame|0 Comments