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Posted 31 January 2020 - 11:00 AM

Aravot, Armenia
Jan 30 2020
 
 
Macron congratulates Turkish historian for “denouncing Armenian Genocide denial”
                                                       
January 30,2020 22:45 23
 
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ԵՌԱԳՈՅՆ. French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday congratulated Turkish historian on Taner Akcam for denouncing the Armenian Genocide denial., La Presse reports.

“You denounced the denial,” Mr. Macron told Mr. Akcam, author of the book “Orders to kill”, during a dinner hosted by the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF)

According to the French president, Taner Akcam’s book constitutes “the scientific establishment of clear intentionality of organized crime.”

“You brought out what some wanted to plunge into oblivion, Genocide denial,” said Macron. “It is an essential stone in this deeply political debate with the Turkish leaders,” he added.

“We don’t build any great story on a lie, on the policy on a revisionism or a negationism”, he insisted in allusion to Turkey, denouncing “the shadow cast by a strategy which aims at a new expansionism in the Middle East, deny the crimes and strive to regain the strength of the past, a fantasized past, very largely.”

Taner Akcam “Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and Armenian Genocide” has been was presented in France earlier this week.

This book provides a major clarification of the often blurred lines between facts and truth in regard to these events. The authenticity of the killing orders signed by Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha and the memoirs of the Ottoman bureaucrat Naim Efendi have been two of the most contested topics in this regard. The denialist school has long argued that these documents and memoirs were all forgeries, produced by Armenians to further their claims.

Taner Akçam provides the evidence to refute the basis of these claims and demonstrates clearly why the documents can be trusted as authentic, revealing the genocidal intent of the Ottoman-Turkish government towards its Armenian population. As such, this work removes a cornerstone from the denialist edifice and further establishes the historicity of the Armenian Genocide.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:33 AM

Big News Network
Feb 11 2020
 
 
Palace of Versailles will host Armenian Genocide concert

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PanARMENIAN.Net - The Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles will host a concert on April 24, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide .

According to information posted on Versailles's official website, the Royal Chapel will become a place from where the voice of the Armenian people will be heard through music symbolizing their multi-millennial history.

Chouchane Siranossian (violon), Astrig Siranossian (cello), Vardan Mamikonian (piano) and Melody Louledjian (soprano) will perform pieces by acclaimed Armenian composers Komitas, Aram Khachaturian and Arno Babajanian.

April 24, 1915 is the day when a group of Armenian intellectuals were rounded up and assassinated in Constantinople by the Ottoman government. On April 24, Armenians worldwide will be commemorating the 105th anniversary of the Genocide which continued until 1923. Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and international organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. Turkey denies the Genocide to this day.\

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:22 AM

Al-Arabiya, UAE
Feb 13 2020
 
 
Turkey hiding Ottoman-era evidence of Armenian Genocide: Historian
 
 
 
Joanne Serrieh, Al Arabiya EnglishThursday, 13 February 2020
 
 
A Turkish historian said the Turkish government is hiding historic telegrams which could provide information about the Armenian Genocide, based on his findings.
 
Armenia says the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenian people between 1915 and 1917 was a genocide. The events are recognized as a genocide by 30 other countries, and US Congress passed a measure in December last year to formally recognize the killings as a genocide.
 
Turkey strongly denies the accusation of genocide and puts the death toll in the hundreds of thousands.
 
According to historian Tanar Akcam, the Turkish government is deliberately hiding evidence of the genocide even today.
 
Akcam told Al Arabiya that the Turkish government knew of the existence of telegrams related to the genocide because they were used in state military tribunals in Istanbul in the year 1919.
 
“In these military tribunals, public prosecutors wrote an indictment and verdicts … they quoted from these telegrams,” he said in a video interview.
 
Akcam found the documents in a private archive and not in state archives.
 
There are people in Turkey who are fighting for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, explained Akcam.
 
“This is part of the Turkish civil rights movement, it’s a part of the Turkish struggle for democracy and human rights,” he said.


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Posted 26 February 2020 - 10:03 AM

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Feb 25 2020
 
 
Armenian red army commander took revenge on the Turkish Minister of war during the genocide
February 25, 2020
 
 
Armenian red commander took revenge on the Turkish Minister of war for the genocide of the Armenians

In the Autumn of 1914, Turkey joined world war I on the German side. In the autumn of the same year, Turkish troops suffered a major defeat by the Russians at Sarikamish in the Caucasus.

Turkish Minister of war Enver Pasha, who coordinated the actions of the Turkish army at Sarikamish battle, declared that the defeat occurred because of the betrayal of the Armenians, who sympathized with Russia. This accusation served as a trigger for genocide.

 The Genocide

In February 1915, began the disarming of the Armenians serving in the Turkish army. Disarmed thus in most cases were shot. In March, the Turkish authorities began deportation of Armenians from different regions of the Ottoman Empire. Exported the Armenians not only from adjacent to the Russian border areas, but also from Istanbul, Izmir and other big cities, from many parts of Anatolia.

Most Often, the deportation served as a pretext for mass destruction. Removed, the population shot (and were drowned, burned, starved, etc.) in other places. Adult males were deported separately from women and children but destroyed the Turks all the same. In some places the Armenians resisted eviction, knowing their pending fate. This was the reason for total excision of the Armenian population of the area.

In August of 1915, Enver Pasha had admitted to the German journalist Ernst Achu that as a result of the measures taken, killed about 300 thousand Armenians. In December 1915, the German Consul in Aleppo, reported to his government that, to date, destroyed from 500 thousand to 800 thousand Armenians. The head of the German Protestant mission Johannes Lepsius counted 1.1 million victims of the Armenian genocide in 1915-1918.

“Operation Nemesis”

In October 1918 Turkey was defeated in the First world war. Under the terms of surrender, provided for the issuance of the allied powers Enver Pasha and two other figures of the Sultan’s regime (the Prime Minister Talaat Pasha and the Governor of Syria Jamal Pasha) as war criminals. The members of this “triumvirate” did not wait for his arrest, and fled from Istanbul on a German submarine.

5 Jul 1919 Turkish military Tribunal, meeting in Istanbul under the supervision of the commissioners of the Entente, sentenced all three pashas to death by hanging. Although they disappeared from justice, from punishment they were unable to leave.

The Armenian party Dashnaktsutyun (Dashnaks) has set a goal to take revenge on the organizers of the genocide. Was the attempted operation “Nemesis” that occurred in many countries.

The First paid Mehmet Talaat Pasha. On March 15, 1921 he was shot in Berlin, where he resided illegally. A jury acquitted the killer.

Two others – Ahmed Cemal Pasha and Ismail Enver Pasha had met in Berlin with the Bolshevik Karl Radek, enthusiastically delirium world revolution. Radek is interested in the revolutionary potential of ideas of pan-Islamism and pan-Turkism to undermine the British colonial Empire. In the spring of 1919, Radek, together with the two international criminals arrived in Moscow red.

 The Union of Islam and Communism

In Moscow, Enver Pasha led the “society of the unity of the revolution with Islam”. In September 1920 he participated in a meeting convened by the Bolsheviks in Baku the First (he was last) Congress of the peoples of the East. Cemal Pasha was sent to Central Asia and Afghanistan to prepare the Basmachi detachments for the invasion of British India. In the summer of 1921 it was decided to attach and Enver Pasha.

This is the establishment of close friendly relations between the Soviet Russia and the revolutionary new Turkish government headed by Mustafa Kemal Pasha (Ataturk). Kemal Pasha considered the “young Turks” Enver, Djemal their ideological opponents and rivals in the struggle for power. The Soviet government decided to fuse both away from the borders of Turkey.

While Jamal worked as an Advisor of the king of Afghanistan, Enver helped the young Bukharan Soviet Republic in the organization of the armed forces. But both were not going to do for the Bolsheviks the dirty work. They had their far-reaching plans. Especially Enver Pasha. In October 1921, Enver Pasha defected to the Basmachi. Despite the competition, he soon emerged as one of the most authoritative field commanders. The Basmachi movement was headed no longer against England and against Soviet Russia.

 The Elimination of Djemal Pasha

Apparently, the elimination of both former leaders of the Sultan’s regime, one of which decided to play his game, was conceived in Moscow at the same time. There were not to interfere with the operation “Nemesis”. July 21, 1922, during one of his visit to the Soviet Republic of Georgia, the Dashnaks tracked down and shot dead Jemal Pasha.

One of the participants in the murder, Petros Ter-Poghosyan was arrested by the Soviet authorities in 1930. His fate is unknown. Other Artashes Gevorgyan left at the moment and unpunished until 1936 quietly worked in Soviet institutions, when he was arrested on charges of forming a “counterrevolutionary organization” (shot in 1937).

 The Elimination of Enver Pasha

Hardly a coincidence due to the fact that Enver Pasha was killed in the result of the actions of army units, commanded by an Armenian. Yakov Melkumov (Hakob Melkumian) was a career officer in the Imperial army, in 1917, he sided with the Bolsheviks, one of the first who joined the Red Army. His first operation was the participation in the defeat of an extremely dangerous for the Bolsheviks, the revolt of the left SRS in Moscow in July 1918.

In 1920 Melkumov was in command positions in Central Asia. Much of his activity here is hidden by a veil of fog. Melkumov has been in contact with some warlords BAsmaca and, in particular, with Enver Pasha after the transition to the Basmachi. By the way, so many Basmachi suspected Enver Pasha in a double play. And for good reason.

In February 1922 Melkumova troops defeated the larger Basmachi forces in the area of Dushanbe, and supported by it is part of Enver, thus eliminating one of their rivals. Stalin and Trotsky wanted to put Melkumova court for cooperating with the robber bands, but the Armenian brigade commander was saved thanks to the intercession of Lenin.

Melkumova managed to lull his future victims. In the summer of 1922, commanding the 2nd Turkestan cambrigde, he lured and surrounded the forces of Enver Pasha. On August 4, the last of the three organizers of the genocide were killed near the village of Chagan. Melkumov then boasted that he personally killed the former Ottoman Minister of the sword.

In 1937, Stalin still Melkumova arrested, but he managed to survive the “father of Nations” and even releasing a book of memoirs about the struggle with the Basmachi.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 10:00 AM

Blabber Mouth
Feb 28 2020
 
 
SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN To Headline New Zealand Parliament Event On Armenian Genocide
 
February 28, 2020
 
Serj Tankian, the lead singer of Grammy Award-winning American band SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will address how the Armenian Genocide has personally impacted his life at a New Zealand Parliament event next month, hosted by Gareth Hughes MP in coordination with the Armenian National Committee of New Zealand (ANC-NZ).
 
Tankian, a New Zealand resident, is the grandchild of Armenian Genocide survivors and achieved fame as the frontman of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, which has sold over 40 million records worldwide. While still touring with the hard rock group, Tankian has also recorded success as a solo musician and singer, songwriter, film score composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet and political activist.
 
At the event in New Zealand Parliament, Tankian will be joined by Australia-based genocide scholar Dr. Panayiotis Diamadis, who will also address the audience made up of members of Parliament and other dignitaries. Diamadis will discuss how New Zealanders came to the aid of victims of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides during the First World War.
 
ANC-NZ chair Hoory Yeldizian said this event presents another opportunity to further inform New Zealand's lawmakers and thought leaders about the importance of Parliamentary recognition the Armenian Genocide.
 
 
"We thank Mr. Tankian and Dr. Diamadis for accepting our invitation, which will continue our recent efforts with Professor Taner Akcam in advocating for New Zealand's recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides," Yeldizian said.
 
ANC-NZ will be joined at the event by their colleagues from across the ditch, the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).
 
This event is invitation-only.
 
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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:06 AM

Remnants of an Old

            Armenian Village Near Ankara

            By Harut Sassounian

            Publisher, The California Courier

            www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com

Argun Konuk, a 24-year-old Turkish travel and history enthusiast,
published a recent article about the Armenian village of Stanoz
located near Ankara.

Konuk reported that Stanoz was “once a prosperous Armenian village in
the Ottoman era, now, nothing but ruins and tombstones…. Old Armenian
manuscripts reveal that the first inhabitants of the village of Stanoz
came from Cilicia in the 15th century. As records show, the population
of Stanoz before World War I was 3142 people (668 families) and
consisted of Armenians only. Up until its abandonment, Stanoz remained
an Armenian-speaking settlement.”

The residents of the village of Stanoz were skilled in carpet weaving,
embroidery and leather processing. Furthermore, they produced fabric
from goat hair which was in high demand in Europe. The villagers were
also knowledgeable about agriculture, cattle-breeding and
construction.

Konuk also reported that unfortunately the only things that remain in
Stanoz now are the graveyard, a stone bridge, and ruins of an Armenian
Church. The damage was mostly caused by Turkish gravediggers or
treasure hunters. The size of the graveyard keeps shrinking as the
Turkish neighbors have been encroaching on the property.

Stanoz was mentioned in the journals of many travelers for centuries.
An 18th Century British military officer, Frederick Burnaby, reported
that during his visit to Stanoz, one of the Armenian priests told him
that Armenians of Stanoz live in peace with people who practice Islam
and Judaism.

Konuk also reported that “the well-known Turkish traveler Evliya
Celebi shared remarkable anecdotes in his journal about this village
after his visit in 1643. He spoke of Stanoz as a wealthy town with
impressive productivity. Furthermore, he shared that Stanoz had a
thousand dwellings, a big bazaar, a fully functioning Turkish bath and
even a laundromat.”

There were three religious buildings in Stanoz: Sourp Prgich Church,
Karasoun Manoug Church, and a Protestant Church. There were two
Armenian schools: Sourp Ghevontyan School with 140 male and 40 female
students and Lusignan School with 50 male and 35 female students.

Due to the Genocide and deportation of Armenians by Ottoman Turkey,
many Stanoz residents were either killed or fled the area leaving the
village as a ghost town.

The writer found that currently only three Armenians live in Stanoz.
Kevork Balabian, who was born in Stanoz, told Konuk: “Stanoz had 1200
households and a population of 7-8 thousand. Ottomans valued Stanoz a
lot. At the time, the Armenian population of Stanoz migrated to modern
cities such as Istanbul, Marseille and Beirut. Only my wife and I, who
came from Hatay, and our daughter live in the region. I go there often
as I have a farm and a vineyard. Some treasure hunters come there in
hopes of pillaging and finding some valuable artifacts but they are
afraid of me so they mostly leave. We have graves there and I still
look after them”

An old Turk told Kunuk: “We all grew up with Armenians, went to the
same schools. Back then if you were hungry, you could easily knock on
an Armenian’s door and ask for food and it was the same for them. We
did many things together. There was an Armenian doctor whose name was
Mihran Kiremitchi. Every single child who was born in this region owes
him so much as he cared for everyone and cured everyone’s child
regardless of ethnicity and social class. We never saw him asking for
money from anyone. And again, weddings, funerals, everything else, we
did together with the Armenians. We even celebrated religious holidays
together. They used to paint eggs and we used to sacrifice animals. We
miss them.”

An Armenian by the name of M. Suryan wrote in Aravod newspaper on
April 28, 1919: “Some of the houses of Armenian residents who were
exiled during World War I were looted and robbed. A considerable part
of Albanians and Bosnians resettled in these abandoned homes. The new
residents demolished many of the structures and provided firewood by
removing wooden pillars, floor-ceiling boards of many homes. Moreover,
instead of acquiring wood from the forest, they cut the fruit trees in
the gardens to warm up. The aftermath was appalling as this notable
village became dilapidated ruins. Gradz Kar, a small Armenian village,
which consisted of twenty houses, located an hour away from Stanoz,
also suffered the same fate.”

Konuk is highly offended that Turkish gravediggers have violated the
sanctity of the Armenian graves: “The graveyard is particularly in
such an abject condition that human bones are scattered around the
graves that are pillaged by the treasure hunters and many of the
tombstones are damaged. The tombstones are priceless. Each of them
represent historical importance, however, their current state is
heartbreaking. Even now after devastating centuries, there are still
many artifacts and historical objects lying around. For me the most
appalling thing was to see some human bones scattered around the
graves. In hopes of finding gold or other valuable goods, treasure
hunters dig the graves illegally and throw around the bones of the
Armenians who are resting there eternally. Undeniably, this is an
extreme case of disrespect.”

Konuk concluded his report with the following heart-warming words: “We
Turks lived with Armenians in peace for centuries and I believe this
place should carry the same importance as other Turkish cemeteries.
Regardless of ethnicity and religion, the Turkish state should have
taken measures to protect the memory of this village. Unfortunately,
the future of Stanoz seems bleak. It is quite sad to see that this old
and notable settlement completely vanished…. After five months of my
first visit, I decided to go there again and it shocked me to see that
many tombstones were missing! The Armenians of Stanoz were our kin.
Who knows what stories and secrets this settlement has to tell us.
Unfortunately we will never learn them.”



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Posted 11 March 2020 - 09:17 AM

Definitely we need more information about this organization, and who they are!

PanArmenian, Armenia

March 10 2020
 
 
Gülen-linked organization recognizes Armenian Genocide
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March 10, 2020 - 17:00 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Multicultural Mosaic Foundation (MMF), a Colorado-based NGO that derives its inspiration from the Turkish Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gülen, has recognized the Armenian Genocide.

In a statement disseminated on Sunday, March 8, the Foundation said they established a committee three years ago, tasked with learning what happened in 1915 to the Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire.

“For the last three years, the members of this committee have been attending lectures and dialog sessions with scholars of Ottoman history, Armenian history and genocides,” the MMF said.

“Committee members engaged in meetings with family members of those who survived the Armenian Genocide.

“The study of academic articles, watching documentaries, panel discussions, private discussions were also part of the three-year journey.”

After three years, the committee of about 20 members voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

April 24, 1915 is the day when a group of Armenian intellectuals were rounded up and assassinated in Constantinople by the Ottoman government. On April 24, Armenians worldwide will be commemorating the 105th anniversary of the Genocide which continued until 1923. Some three dozen countries, hundreds of local government bodies and international organizations have so far recognized the killings of 1.5 million Armenians as Genocide. Turkey denies to this day.

https://www.panarmen...menian_Genocide

 

 



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Posted 12 March 2020 - 07:32 AM

Panorama, Armenia
March 11 2020
 
 
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Gulen-linked Multicultural Mosaic Foundation recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Multicultural Mosaic Foundation (MMF), a Colorado-based nonprofit organization which derives its inspiration from the Turkish Muslim religious leader Fethullah Gulen, voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide on March 7, The Armenian Mirror-Spectator reported. 

MMF issued a statement on March 8 explaining the context, as follows: “MMF established a committee three years ago tasked with learning what happened in 1915 to the Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire. For the last three years members of this committee have been attending lectures and dialog sessions with scholars of Ottoman history, Armenian history and genocides. Further, committee members engaged in meetings with family members who survived the Armenian Genocide. The study of academic articles, watching documentaries, panel discussions, private discussions were also part of the three-year journey.

“At the end of the three years the committee decided to vote on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The committee of about 20 members voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the Armenian Genocide. This vote was presented to the board as a recommendation to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Mosaic’s board followed the recommendation of the committee and recognized the Armenian Genocide on March 7, 2020.”

MMF was careful to note in its statement that the decision was made by MMF alone and only reflects its own position, as no other affiliated organization or platform participated in its decision-making process. MMF also defined itself as an organization “dedicated to the promotion of understanding, dialog and peace among all cultures and faith traditions.”

https://www.panorama...enocide/2253581

 


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Posted 18 March 2020 - 08:34 AM

Asbarez.com
 
Serj Tankian Calls Out Genocide Denial at ANC-NZ Advocacy Week Event
March 17, 2020
 
ancnz-advoc20.jpegNew Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters, Serj Tankian of System of a Down

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—The Armenian National Committee of New Zealand’s Advocacy Week was highlighted by national television and digital media bringing attention to the issue of Armenian Genocide recognition, through highlighting rock star Serj Tankian’s calling out of New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ reported appeasement of denialist Turkey.

Peters, who also serves as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister, released a letter to Members of Parliament reiterating New Zealand’s position on the Armenian Genocide, which was defining it as a “tragedy” rather than “genocide.” Leaked text of this letter shows Peters asked the Members of Parliament to consider this government position when “deciding whether to take up the invitation” from ANC-NZ to an event co-hosted by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes.

At the event, Tankian – who is a New Zealand resident and the Grammy Award-winning front man of System of a Down – spoke about how being the grandchild of Armenian Genocide survivors shaped his life and his career.

In the primetime national television news story, New Zealand’s Newshub (Channel 3) chased Peters around Parliament seeking a response to the criticism levelled at him by Tankian and ANC-NZ.

The coverage also featured Tankian encouraging New Zealand to change its position on a very important issue of human rights, and stop kowtowing to a genocide-denying foreign dictatorship.

“There are dances around the word genocide, because Turkey does not want nations to use that word,” Tankian told Newshub.

Advocacy Week saw members of ANC-NZ, flanked by members of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) and distinguished academics, informing a large number of New Zealanders about the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek genocides, and the importance of achieving justice for such crimes against humanity.

The delegation, which also included Dr. Panayiotis Diamadis from the Australian Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and Dr. Maria Armoudian from the University of Auckland, met with bureaucrats and parliamentarians, before participating in the event that was headlined by Tankian.

ANC-NZ Chairperson, Hoory Yeldizian was delighted with the results.

“We were able to bring the issue of Armenian Genocide justice, and New Zealand’s incorrect positioning on the issue, to the epicenter of the nation’s politics thanks to our advocacy,” Yeldizian said.

“Due to our meetings, our events in both Wellington and Auckland, and the media coverage that ensued featuring Mr. Tankian and Mr. Peters, tens of thousands of New Zealanders, who were previously unaware of the issue, are now aware.”

Invited to deliver a Vote of Thanks at the event in Parliament House, ANC-AU Executive Director Haig Kayserian reserved special praise for Tankian.

“Serj Tankian is a titan in the defense of the Armenian Cause – always ready to lend his talent, his art, and his platform to deliver on a promise he made to his grandfather before he passed, that he would do his utmost to bring justice for the Armenian Genocide,” Kayserian said. “His grandfather was a survivor of said genocide, as were his three other grandparents.”

“We were honored to witness this champion of the Armenian Cause first-hand in Wellington, and we warmly congratulate our colleagues at the Armenian National Committee of New Zealand, as well as Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes, for advancing justice for the Armenian Genocide,” Kayserian added.

On Wednesday, March 11, Dr. Diamadis and Dr. Armoudian also presented on the Armenian Genocide to an audience of students and academics at the University of Auckland.

 

 

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