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Turkey to set up independent body for 1915 events

Turkey is planning to set up an independent civilian body solely responsible for addressing allegations regarding the 1915 incidents upon the instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a report said Tuesday.

The decision to establish such a body was made at the High Advisory Board meeting at the Presidential Complex last week, according to Hürriyet daily.

The new approach to address the 1915 events had actually been on the government’s agenda since the U.S. Senate passed a resolution referring to the events as the “Armenian Genocide,” but discussion on the matter was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey.

Presidential High Advisory Board member Cemil Çiçek and presidential adviser Seyit Sertçelik, who introduced the proposal, briefed attendees about their proposal, saying t

Fighting COVID-19 in Armenia

Illustration by Patrick Azadian (All Hayastan Himnadram FB page)

Illustration by Patrick Azadian (All Hayastan Himnadram FB page)

Diaspora’s Initial Response in the Homeland and to the Developing Situation in Lebanon

BY RAFFI  H. KENDIRJIAN

A few day ago, a close friend of mine in Yerevan informed me that he and his wife had come down with COVID-19. The news was terrible, but at least their condition, although serious, was not life threatening and that they were being treated at home. The COVID-19 situation in Armenia took a rapid turn for the worse in mid-May with the rise in the number of new cases and hospitalizations across the country. The health system was being tested to its limits.</p

New French medical mission due in Armenia next week

New group of French doctors will arrive in Armenia next week, team leader of the first French mission, Professor Alexandre Mignon told a press conference today.

He said there were no ethnic Armenians in the first group, but the second mission will include a number of Diaspora Armenian specialists.

“It was an honor for us to be hosted in Armenia and try to help fight Covid-19. We are flattered by the warm welcome. We tried to help and share our experience as much as possible,” Alexandre Mignon said.

“None of the doctors in my ten-member mission was Armenia, but they demonstrated a very Arme

Political disaster in Brussels

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 21
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The public flogging of Yerevan in Brussels on June 18-19 on the sidelines of a video conference of leaders of the EU countries and the Eastern Partnership is nothing but a political catastrophe in Brussels for Armenia.

During these two days, all the EU institutions without exception adopted an unprecedented number of documents that can be briefly described in two words as the political catastrophe for Armenia.

Former President of the European Council, now President of the European People’s Party Donald Tusk, the leader of the party with the biggest number of MPs in the European Parliament and represented in the EU leadership by ten commissioners, including President of the European Commission Ursula van der Leyen, made an official statement on this topic several hours before the Summit.

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Azerbaijan continues violations of a number of rights of the Armenian refugees, Artsakh …

Artsakh Ombudsman Artak Beglaryan issued a statement on June 20 on the International Refugee Day.The statement runs as follows:Due to the Azerbaijani policy of ethnic cleansing (genocidal actions) since 1988, and the 1991-1994 Azerbaijani-Karabakh war, hundreds of thousands of Armenians (according to some expert estimates, almost 500,000) have become refugees or internally displaced persons. They were subjected to massacres, repression, homelessness, expropriation and other deprivations solely due to ethnic origin.Most of them were initially staying in the Republic of Artsakh or Armenia, but during the war some of them were repeatedly targeted by Azerbaijan,

Video conference on Nagorno-Karabakh to be held by end of June – diplomat

MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. An online conference on Nagorno-Karabakh will be convened by the end of June, while the face-to-face talks will be resumed after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

“Another online meeting is scheduled by the end of this month,” she said. “Once the borders are opened and restrictions on international communications are lifted, the meetings will again become face-to-face.”

“The co-chairs stay in regular contact with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia,” Zakharova stressed.

The conflict between neighboring Armenia and Azerbaijan over the highland region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory that had been part of Azerbaijan before the Soviet Union break-up but was

Assistant to Azerbaijan's president: Provocative statements of Armenian PM destroy negotiation …

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 20

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Provocative statements of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan destroy format and essence of the negotiation process on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Assistant to Azerbaijan’s president, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said.

He made the remark commenting on Pashinyan’s speech at the Summit of the Eastern Partnership countries held recently in the format of a video conference.

Hajiyev reminded that in October 2019 during the Summit of CIS heads of state in Ashgabat, President Ilham Aliyev exposed the policy of Armenia towards the Armenian Nazi collaborator Garegin Nzhdeh.

“Pashinyan, hysterically trying to defend Nzhdeh during the summit, put him

Armenia parliament speaker slams MEPs' biased statement

Armenia parliament speaker slams MEPs' biased statement

June 20, 2020 – 14:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian parliament speaker Ararat Mirzoyan has sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, after a pro-Azerbaijani statement was issued by three delegates of the European Parliament.

In the statement released earlier in June, Members of European Parliament Marina Kaljurand, Traian Băsescu and Željana Zovko declared that they “very much deplore” the construction of a third highway connecting Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. The new road infrastructure is set to connect Kapan, in Armenia, with Hadrut, in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsak

Armenia National Security Service reveals false information spread attempt

YEREVAN, JUNE 19, ARMENPRESS. The National Security Service of Armenia continues revealing fake users who publish and spread false information which damages the security of the state, the society and the individual.On May 29 Qizil alma Azerbaijani user posted on Youtube one and a half minute edited video titled “Shocking confession of Armenian architect about Yerevan: It’s not ours”. In the video a woman named Agnessa answers in Russian to the questions of a man making the video. While in the Republic Square of Yerevan Agnessa tells that “in the past Yerevan has been a village-like city. Armenians hardly lived here and have been engaged in trade”. While examining the video it can be seen that it has been edited from another original video from which separate expression

Orange County Community Hosts Online ANCA Town Hall on Artsakh Security

ARF Orange County 'Armen Karo' Chapter Chair Garo Kiledjian discussing Artsakh security and the flawed Madrid Principles with ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian in a Facebook Live Presentation hosted by the Orange County, California community organizations.

ARF Orange County ‘Armen Karo’ Chapter Chair Garo Kiledjian discussing Artsakh security and the flawed Madrid Principles with ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian in a Facebook Live Presentation hosted by the Orange County, California community organizations.

SANTA ANA, Calif.—A wide array of Orange County community organizations joined forces recently with the Armenian National Committee of America in hostin