Syrian Parliament to Vote on a Resolution Recognizing the Armenian Genocide
Today’s vote by the Syrian parliament comes amid escalating tensions between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib governorate, eastern Syria.
Today’s vote by the Syrian parliament comes amid escalating tensions between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib governorate, eastern Syria.
Eugenie Papazian was born in Turkey, in the Ionia district of Samsun by the Black Sea in 1915. She never knew her parents. Her father was taken to the army in 1915 and did not return home, while her mother died when she was still a newborn.
"Oh, my God, unanimous passage of the US Senate Resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide," Cher tweeted. "God bless fellow Armenians all over the world."
We are overwhelmed with appreciation.
This is tribute to the memory of 1.5 million victims of the first Genocide of the 20th century and bold step in promotion of the prevention agenda.
I want to thank Congress on behalf of my grandparents.
Whereas the United States has a proud history of recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide, the killing of an estimated 1,500,000 Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, and providing relief to the survivors of the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians;
The resolution is “to recognize and reflect on the 104th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and on the importance of educating District of Columbia residents on the Armenian Genocide.”
During his visit to the US, Turkish President Erdogan declared that the Armenians would move like migrants from one place to the next in the Ottoman Empire and that, during that period, they were exposed to forced migration.
Erdogan is due in Washington on Nov. 13 at President Donald Trump’s invitation, but said last week that the votes put a "question mark" over the plans.
Kim Kardashian has reaffirmed that she will continue campaigning for a US recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and revealed that she is having “internal” discussions about the matter at the White House.
U.S.-Armenian relations have progressed because of your voice and your leadership, and I trust you will keep speaking out and fighting injustice wherever you find it.
April 24 is the day to remember the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide masterminded and perpetrated in the Ottoman Turkey on the state level.
The property is located on Gurruchaga Street, very close to heart of the Armenian community in the suburb of Palermo.
The United Arab Emirates is going to recognize the Armenian genocide, «al-Akhbar» daily reports referring to its sources in the UAE diplomatic circles.
At issue before the panel is whether the court can make a determination on international war crimes policy and whether or not the statute of limitations has expired for families of victims seeking reparations from the current Turkish government.
In 1991 Sirvard moved with her family to Canada.
The Motion has been supported by Members of the Coalition government as well as the Australian Labor Party, led by the Co-Chairs of the Australia-Armenia Inter-Parliamentary Union Friendship Group Co-Chairs, Zimmerman (LIB) and Joel Fitzgibbon (ALP - MP for Hunter).
Prosecutors in Ankara have invoked Article 301, which criminalizes insulting the Turkish nation, and Article 299, which penalizes insulting the Turkish president, against Garo Paylan of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the largest pro-Kurdish bloc in the Turkish parliament.
The City Council also expresses solidarity with the Armenian people and calls on the central authorities of Spain to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide as early as possible.
We will never forget those killed men, the women and children who found their end on the roads of exile—from starvation, cold, and exhaustion.
"It’s time to end America’s ‘Turkey First’ approach to the Armenian Genocide," said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA.
The grandsons of massacre survivors live with us, therefore, it's necessary to discover the plans on reviving the Ottoman state and break the expansionist dreams pursued by Turkey.
Israel raises the issue of recognition of the Armenian Genocide at an informal level yet, trying to prevent Ankara from overstepping the red lines in the protection of Palestinian rights.
Authored by artist Daniela Longo, the stamp shows the Pope in a moment of prayer in front of the Armenian Genocide Monument in Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan.
Raphael Lemkin scholarship is intended to enable foreign students and young scientists, who specialize in genocide studies, especially in the Armenian Genocide, to visit Armenia for a month to conduct research in local scientific institutions and libraries.
This work complements his previous book, entitled The Banality of Indifference and Denial, and analyzes the attitude over the last 100 years by Zionism
«Map of Salvation» is a feature-length docudrama film made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
So should we link the recognition of the Armenian Genocide will the usage of the term "Genocide"? Doesn’t Meds Yeghern mean Genocide? Are we doing it right, when we differentiate these two words? Questions, that make think...
Armenia welcomes the adoption of the resolution by the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide and other crimes against humanity
Moreover, it said that it expects "from the new U.S. Administration not to accredit the one-sided historical narrative," and to "take into consideration the sufferings of all sides."
This year, the communitywide “March for Justice” event in front of the Turkish Consulate will be held on Monday, necessitating the move, according to the website of the United Armenian Council that sponsored the afternoon event.
The rebirth of the Armenia nation is a reality, and it became a reality thanks to the sons and daughters of the people who had survived. The re-establishment of the Armenian statehood on our native land became a reality because of these sons and daughters, the revival of the Armenian culture and science became a reality because of these sons and daughters.
Hollywood stars, including Cher, George & Amal Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sylvester Stallone, Don Cheadle and Andre Agassi have come to support the movement recently.
They called on the historian to tell the truth and left the classroom.
Armenians have been staging their annual march in Ottawa every April 24 for the last 50 years.
Dr. Young, has also served on the CMHR’s Board of Trustees since 2012, has led its Human Resources and Governance Committee and has served as Vice-Chair in 2013 and 2014. He was appointed CEO of CMHR in 2015.
Sevaun Palvetzian’s story, Chief Executive Officer of CivicAction about her grandfather Garabed Palvetzian, who survived the Armenian Genocide can also be found in this book, Horizon Weekly reports.
The German Constitutional Court did not accept the appeal, stating that there was insufficient evidence that by recognizing the Armenian Genocide, German Bundestag had violated the law.
On January 19 the Parliament had 2.5 hours of discussion on the bill.
Armenia's Honorary Consul in Italy, Pietro Kuciukian, who is a child of genocide survivors, a surgeon and a writer, will speak about the events of 1915.
Ozdemir and the Bundestag were honored during the 2016 ANCA-WR Annual Gala back in October for their courage in resisting pressure from the government of Turkey to introduce and pass a resolution formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide as well as Germany’s complicity in this crime against humanity.
Yemenijyan was born in 1909 in Kayseri. Her entire family was able to escape the Armenian Genocide.
It should be mentioned, that during 2016, Armenian Genocide has been recognized exclusively at the level of local authorities. From this perspective this year the states and the cities of Spain and Italy were quite active.
As president of Mexico, Zedillo led the country through profound democratic and social reforms and participated in many initiatives to find solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the global community.
Minister Gentiloni laid a wreath at the memorial, laid flowers at the eternal flame with members of the delegation and honored the memory of the victims with a moment of silence.
Besides Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Minister of Culture Nabi Avci have also been invited to the event.
It will be headed by a 46-member group comprised of citizens of 12 different countries. The members of the mission are history, social sciences and anthropology researchers, educators and lecturers of secondary or high schools, lawyers, journalists and psychoanalysts.
In 2012 the French parliament adopted a similar bill. In response, Turkey froze its diplomatic and economic ties with France. However, President Sarkozy refused to sign the law, giving time for its contestation in the Constitutional Court.
With this move, France yet another time reaffirms its valuable role in the condemnation of, and campaign against, the crimes of genocide committed.
It should be reminded that earlier the French National Assembly had already voted in favor of this bill, accordingly the text is the same as that time.
The bill has been submitted by the Green Party.
"The breakthrough that led to the Law 26,199 was again ratified in Catamarca and demonstrates the national and federal perspective acquired in Argentina in the struggle against denial," said Nicolas Sabuncuyan.
It turns out that Germany, without rejecting the important decision, gives the necessary impetus to Turkey that in its turn gets a chance to interpret the German authorities’ statement in its favor.
Volker Kauder, the head of the Christian Democrats in parliament, told a meeting of party members that Merkel has emphasized her position, said the sources, who attended the meeting.
The film, which hails from award-winning director of ''Hotel Rwanda,'' Terry George, stars Golden Globe winner Oscar Issac, Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in the lead.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nakhshone stated that the Commission's assessment does not coincide with the official position of the state of Israel. "Israel does not agree with the claims of Armenians on the events of 1915, and this will never change," Nakhshone said.
The proposal comes after another Egyptian MP, Emad Mahrous, demanded on Sunday that the government grant political asylum to exiled Turkish opposition figure Fethullah Gulen.
In case the bill is supported by the French Senate as well, most probably this will be followed by Turkey’s usual behavior – calling back the Ambassador, boycotting the French products, organizing anti-French campaign.
Israel should recognize the Armenian Genocide. We are obligated to do so, based on our values as a people and as a country.
"This is another important step by France, a valuable step for preventing genocides, crimes against humanity," he said.
The bill will be sent to the discussions of Senate.
In 2015 in connection with the the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide the issue had been also raised by the ruling party MP Peter Gasieve, but it was not included in the agenda.
The governing coalition drafted a resolution, too, but again avoided the term "genocide" out of respect for Turkey and the difficulty to deal with that past within the Turkish society. However, after the first reading of both resolutions those voices within the coalition got stronger, who were in favor for clearly calling the mass murder genocide.
If the economic and other interests in relation with Germany become a deterring factor for Erdogan, then he has no limitation in using all the "tools" available in his own country.
We thus salute the German Parliament on the occasion of its decision and announce to the public opinion in your country that we deem the hatred and hostility against Germany and the German people to be hostility toward democracy and human rights.
Turkey that blames everyone for "mistakes of history" forgets that the same Germany has long recognized the Holocaust.
Referring to further developments of Turkish-Germany relations, Tekir mentioned that everyone knows that there are good relations between Turkey and Germany, especially they have developed trade relations.
The document is very important for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, as it added Germany to the list of those states that have recognized the Armenian Genocide.
You said that you are aware of the fact that "some people are not happy with your stable attitude that you maintain by abiding the traditional way". Honestly, we are having difficulty in understanding how forelock-tugging can be considered as an attitude.
Genocide denial is not only a consistent state policy in Turkey, but it is also very widespread in the Turkish society despite the existence of a handful of honest people compared to the vast majority.
The adoption of the resolution comes at a particularly awkward time, as Germany and the European Union need Turkey to help stem a record influx of migrants even as tensions are rising between both sides over human rights and other issues.
We can say it for sure that adopting a resolution on the Armenian Genocide Germany "killed two birds with one shot", using those "weapon from its arsenal", which would be the most effective one achieving its objectives.
Kurds also share the joy with Armenians and shouted in Turkish, "Long live the brotherhood of peoples", "We are all Armenians."
The German Parliamentarians voted for its adoption. Only 1 voted against and 1 abstained.
At this moment in the Bundestag of Germany is discussing the resolution on Armenian Genocide.
The discussions on draft resolution in Bundestag will start at 11:10 a.m. at the local time. Those, who want to follow the discussions online.
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Numan Kurltulmush declared that parliaments should not be engaged in the politicization of history and the use of historical events for the realization of dark calculations.
Famous singers and musicians will perform at the concert, which will take place in the SILO Theater.
The College of St. Elizabeth Center of Holocaust and Genocide Education offers a free program, "From the Armenian Genocide the Holocaust: Remembering for the Future" on May 10.
If the representatives of national minorities in Turkey behave as a "cute baby", then they are treated in a good way, but in case of if even a small protest they are perceived as traitors.
The US Congressman voiced his concerned about the events in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. He noted that the representatives of Karabakh and Armenia were for a long time pointing to the military rhetoric of Azerbaijan, especially its president, and the biggest clash occurred just recently.
During the evening remembrance program, legislators raised serious concerns, on a bipartisan basis, regarding the dangerous modern day implications of continued official U.S. and international indifference to a century of unchecked anti-Armenian violence and Genocide, even amid warning signs of renewed atrocities against Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
This Khatchkar was a gift to Nansen's homeland from Armenians. Eigil Nansen, a grandchild of Fritjof Nansen, initiated the opening of the Khatchkar in 2007.
12 MPs representing both opposition and the ruling party have joined the initiative.
This lullaby resembles mostly the pain of women, who during the Genocide have been separated from their children, who lost their children.
The first film shot about the Armenia Genocide was the Ravished Armenia.
Participants of the event held photographs of prominent Armenians killed on April 24, 1915.
Today, as we bow to the memory of our innocent victims, we witness the unprecedented consolidation and resolve of our nation to build a free, peaceful, and modern state, a powerful Fatherland of all Armenians.
During April 15th's session in Brussels, the European Parliament adopted a resolution agreed upon and negotiated by all political groups, specifically dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
However, the US president’s advisers seem to find new words and expressions each year to continue their high level maneuvering discourse and policy. The same situation we witnessed this year as well.
are forced to fight for one simple reason: we want to live on our own land and we want to be free
While we must never forget the lessons of history, we must also be reminded that past injustices do not serve our communities if they divide us.
"This is my first visit to Armenia. I’m really excited to be here and participate in this event," said Clooney.
Our vision is crystal crisp: it is necessary to instill consciousness of the absolute inadmissability of genocide in order to prevent such catastrophes unfolding.
Among the Forum participants are also the associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post David Ignatius, a famous actor, filmmaker and philanthropist George Clooney.
The residents of New York join the local Armenian community to remind the events of the past and the lessons learned.
Rejecting the demand for recognition of the Armenian Genocide more than 100 years after the Genocide, the administration of the President of Turkey does not consider one very important fact. The significant part of the society has long accepted this fact.
Serj Tankian has composed a special track called "Aurora’s Dream".
Conferences, forums, round tables, presentations, lectures, exhibitions are planned to be held.
We want to prove to the world that after the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, this issue is not forgotten.
It's a lavish period love triangle set against the Armenian genocide in the last days of the Ottoman Empire.
They are one of the few people against whom genocide has been attempted, and the awful legacy of those events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire is deeply felt in their community today.
The corresponding bill was passed by the House of Representatives on February 24 (the lower house of parliament).
The couple will take part in the Armenian Genocide commemoration events.
The coordinator of the seminar was Turkish writer Dogan Akhanly, who for many years had been persecuted by the Turkish authorities because of the recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.
In April, 2015 Pope Francis called the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 the First Genocide of the 20th century.
To show his "constructiveness" the Prime Minister of Turkey Davutoglu in 2014 appointed as his Chief Advisor an Armenian - Etyen Mahçupyan, who in March 2015 speaking at the British Parliament, called the massacres of 1915 Genocide. "I am not a nationalist, but talking about 1915 genocide I call it Armenian Genocide," Mahçupyan said and several days later was dismissed from his post.
This is an ideal time to reaffirm our commitment to prevent this serious international crime, honor the memory of the victims, and reaffirm the right to remedies and reparation, as recognized in international law.
On this day, all UN member and observer states are encouraged to observe the International Day to raise awareness of the 1948 Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide. The International Day also reiterates the responsibility of every country to protect its citizens from genocide and fight impunity.
In 2013 a bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide authored by Valerie Boyer had already been adopted by the French Senate and National Assembly, but the Constitutional Council rejected it, calling it as not corresponding to the French Constitution.
In the year of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, the ecumenical prayer for the memory and immortal souls of the canonized Armenian Genocide victims also urged all people of good will, nations and peoples to join the prayer for justice and to speak out against the gravest crime against humanity, as well as to pray for the promotion and maintenance of peace in the world.
Henry Morgenthau and Raoul Wallenberg, and those who carry their torch today can bring about change, help life triumph over death
The artists’ work will not be exhibited in a single venue, but will be dispersed along the Bosphorus, in places stretching from the Istanbul Modern to the new Hrant Dink Foundation and a former tobacco warehouse.
The exhibition presents the rich Christian heritage, left in the territory of modern Turkey after the tragic events.
This annual day of commemoration will serve as an opportunity for member states to annually address some of the core aims of the Responsibility to Protect – including preventing the incitement and enabling of genocide and ensuring justice for all victims of genocide.
The service will be presided over by the Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
NKR Ministry of Culture and Youth Affairs informed that on September 1, in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide and holy martyrs who died for the independence of the two Armenian states, Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" will be performed on the Renaissance Square in Stepanakert.
The book is about 50 Turkish historians, physicians, artist, human rights activists, journalists who support justice to Armenians and justice to the world, and have recognized the reality of the Armenian Genocide.
"Our Conservative Party, despite political pressures, is determined to stay on the right side of the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide," Kenney stated.
According to the source, which refers to Armenpress, they have also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute
The Panama-based body that was created in 1964 with the Declaration of Lima, and is composed by the National Congresses and Legislative Assemblies of all Iberoamerica.
The Turkish side also said that the parliament's decision contradicts to "the spirit established between Turkey and Belgium relations" and may harm them.
The resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide adopted today by the Chamber of Representatives completes the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Belgium.
The resolution stresses the need for Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and urges Turkey.
The resolution, authored by the "New Flemish Alliance" coalition MP Peter de Roover, called on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and to reconcile the Armenian and Turkish peoples "with the hope of common bright future."
The mayor of Yerevan also had a meeting with members of the local Armenian community, who expressed their satisfaction with the effective cooperation between Yerevan and Marseilles and emphasized that the partnership is very important for the Armenians of Marseilles.
Edelstein has not lost hope that the Knesset will behave with dignity and will take a decision that will be in accordance with the morals of a democratic state.
Unfortunately, throughout history, various interests have often overshadowed the imperative to prevent genocides, creating unpunished precedents in human chronology and thus stimulating further manifestations of such behavior.
The festival aims to contribute to society through religious and cultural dialogue, love, solidarity and the re-establishment of humanitarian and spiritual values.
Commission for foreign relations of the Belgian Chamber of Deputies has adopted resolution on the Armenian Genocide. This was reported by the European Armenian Federation for Justice Democracy.
The Author, Mher Haroutunyan, in his book claims that the crimes in Shushi by the so-called Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkish officers are the continuation of the Armenian Genocide.
The story in the book "Foreigner" is terrible and amazing. It tells about the tragedy of the Armenians, who were in a dire situation.
This was Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s consecutive concert and took place in the framework of "Luys I Luso" project with the participation of National Chamber Choir of Armenia.
The Remembrance Benches will be added to Sts. Vartanantz Genocide Memorial and the names of the Genocide victims will be written. As the source reports, each Genocide victim’s name will be engraved for a donation of $100.
Patrick Deval, American politician and civil rights lawyer, in his turn said, "It was a genocide and it is vital that we firmly mention this fact as a state."
"We should not only be content with recognition of the Armenian Genocide, but should also politicize and formulate the issue of reparations. Francois Hollande’s close one, head of the parliament’s socialist group Bruno Lerou will also be participating in the conference with an extensive speech," Papazian said.
According to the source, which refers to Masis Post, the event was also attended by community members and the representatives of Armenian Embassy in Argentina.
The discussion was initiated by independent member of parliament, Baroness Carline Cox, who asked Her Majesty's Government to recognize the 1915-1917 events as Genocide.
Hence, there is no need to make genocide recognition a litmus test for Presidential endorsements, particularly after its global acknowledgment during the Centennial! Moreover, when presidential candidates make a campaign promise on the Armenian Genocide, they should not be automatically endorsed based on that single issue, ignoring their positions on all other issues!
According to the source, Denis Ducarme will soon introduce the corresponding resolution bill to the Lower House.
Turkey recalled its ambassador from Brazil for consultations after the Brazilian Senate passed legislation recognizing the massacre of Armenians during World War I in Turkey as genocide.
The main theme of our participation program will be in the context of these three essential slogans "Memory, Gratitude and Revival" which form the past, present and the future of the Armenian people who had gone through the atrocities of Genocide.
Member of the House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox will orally present the question on "Recognition of 1915 killings of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians as genocide" on June 16.
I also can reaffirm that Armenia welcomes the decision on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide adopted by the Brazilian Senate.
Recently widely circulating true thesis according to which the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is a new millstone for the initiatives aiming at the recognition and condemnation of the Genocide received practical realization.
The youth wing of the EPP calls on the member-states of the EU and the Council of Europe, as well as international organizations to recognize and restore the historical realities in the memory of the victims of the genocides of Armenians, Pontian Greeks and Assyrians.
He added that it is too important to learn and remember the history so as this kind of things never repeat again.
Hans Linde has declared that in order to prevent new genocides, is necessary to recognize the past atrocities and raise the public awareness about these crimes.
The Senate of Canada has not been indifferent to the atrocities committed during the Armenian genocide. We have to promote justice, human rights, tolerance, and peaceful co-existence between nations because it is the right thing to do.