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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:37 AM



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

PanArmenian, Armenia
Aug 16 2018
 
 
Senator blasts Australia's failure to recognize Armenian Genocide
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Momentum to recognise the Armenian Genocide continued to build in Australia's Federal Parliament, with high-profile Senator Eric Abetz rising in the Upper House to express his "hope that Australia will be in the vanguard of this just endeavour to obtain recognition and reparation for the plight of the world's Armenian peoples, as our forebears were 100 years ago in providing food, support and practical assistance", reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

In a powerful speech by the former Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister, which also covered human rights abuses suffered by Lithuanians, Senator Abetz did not mince his words.

"Arrests, imprisonment, rape, death marches, subjugation of children—you name it—were all part and parcel of the Armenian genocide," said the Senator representing Tasmania in the Federal Parliament. "This documented brutality and the eyewitness accounts have been ignored for far too long."

Senator Abetz went on to address the fact that Australia was yet to recognise the Armenian Genocide.

"Eyewitness accounts were brought to us by our very own Australian servicemen who were there at that time, as were the war reporters, over 100 years ago," he said. "Potentially, sensitivities by authorities relating to the Gallipoli Peninsula may have quietened that which should have been a loud voice of condemnation of deliberate, orchestrated, official policy in 1915, which saw the removal of the Armenians from the Ottoman Empire."

"I'm a firm believer that justice ultimately prevails and I, therefore, believe that justice will ultimately come the way of the Armenian people. But I am also reminded that justice delayed is justice denied," Senator Abetz added.

"After 103 years, the delay, the denial and the disingenuous excuses need to be expunged in favour of acceptance, acknowledgement and apology. It is my hope that Australia will be in the vanguard of this just endeavour to obtain recognition and reparation for the plight of the world's Armenian peoples, as our forebears were 100 years ago in providing food, support and practical assistance."

ANC-AU Executive Director Haig Kayserian, who recently met with Senator Abetz as part of a delegation following the historic House of Representatives' debate unanimously favouring Australia's recognition of the Armenian Genocide, through the prism of the country's first major international humanitarian relief effort which aided thousands of survivors in 1915.

"We thank Senator Abetz for his moral leadership and righteous stance on justice for the Armenian Genocide," Kayserian said. "We look forward to the day that the Australian Foreign Ministry's position on the Armenian Genocide is similarly such moral leadership, and not one that appeases denial of the Armenian Genocide and Australia’s own of historical connection to the Armenian Genocide and humanitarian aid."

Earlier in August, the Green Party called on New Zealand's Parliament to officially recognize the Genocide. Green MP Gareth Huges plans to put forward a corresponding motion in Parliament.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

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Whether Merkel says word “genocide” during her visit to Armenia. Turkey concerned
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive on an official visit to Armenia on August 24-25.

According to Turkish media reports, Turkey is concerned over the fact that the German Chancellor will visit the Armenian Genocide memorial complex for victims of the Armenian Genocide and will possible say the word “genocide.”

Angela Merkel will meet with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan on August 24 to discuss bilateral relations after political changes. Chancellor will lay a wreath at the Armenian Genocide memorial complex.

To note, on June 2, 2016, the German Bundestag (the Federal Assembly) adopted the Armenian Genocide resolution. However, after the Turkish allegations about possible escalation of relations with Turkey, the Merkel’s government announced that it had to respect the Bundestag’s decision, underlining that the German government would not make any statement on that resolution.

 

 

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 08:59 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
Sept 5 2018
 
 
Jailed Turkish novelist working on Armenian Genocide book
 
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Turkish and novelist Ahmet Altan, who was jailed last February and sentenced to life imprisonment for their alleged involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, is working on the untitled final volume of his Ottoman Quartet series, Publisher Weekly reports.

The final volume of the Ottoman Quartet is set in 1915 and “tells the tales of the Battle of Gallipoli and the Armenian Genocide.”

The Ottoman Quartet, launched in 1998 with the publication of Like a Sword Wound, was always intended to be a longterm project. “I planned this as a tetralogy to show the cultural diversification and inner conflicts within a family as the years passed, while at the same time telling the story of the step-by-step collapse of an empire. Such novels take time to write, because one needs to do serious historical research.”

Altan is already well-known for his public statements about the genocide, a subject so taboo in Turkey that anyone who mentions it risks jail for “insulting Turkishness.”

“I think the best narration of the dark and bloody face of history is found in literature,” he said. “Literature doesn’t only give us the historical truth, it also enables us to form emotional linkage to what happened in history, it enables us to carry inside the marks of the events of the past. The mental tremor one feels while reading the feelings of a woman watching her child being killed is more profound than one’s reaction to the factual statement that ‘one million people were killed.’ The former helps you much better appreciate the truth of it all.”

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:18 AM

News.am, Armenia
Oct 5 2018
 
 
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad calls to recognize Armenian Genocide
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Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad has called to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

The woman survived a terrible ordeal, being captured by ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Nevertheless, she did not break, and decided to devote her life to the struggle for the salvation of women and girls tortured by terrorists.

In her book “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State”, she revealed the details of her life when being captured by ISIS terrorists.

ISIS terrorists captured the village after a two-week siege. The 21-year-old Nadia was captured by them and was told than she was the ISIS property. After the first attempt to escape, she was raped and beaten for a week. Some time later, she succeeded, and now she is telling the world about the atrocities of the ISiS militants.

“Armenians understand the Yezidis well because they experienced the same pain,” Nadia Murad told reporters during her visit to Yerevan in April 2016, where she participated in the 2nd Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide.

“The terrorists are still killing Yezidi men, taking women as prisoners. About 10 thousand Yezidis were captured, killed, and some died. About 3,500 of our women are now in captivity, but so far international structures have not taken serious steps to save them,” said Nadia Murad, who moved from the Yezidi camp to Germany.

Last year, she called all countries to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

“I join the Armenian people in observing the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide and call on all countries to recognise this genocide,” she tweeted in April.

Today, Iraq honors Nadia Murad as the country's first citizen to receive the Nobel Prize, however, the cost has been so high.

https://news.am/eng/news/474571.html



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:21 AM

The Brussels Times, Belgium
Oct 11 2018
 
 
P.M. Michel pays homage to victims of Armenian genocide in Yerevan 
 
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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel seized the opportunity of his presence at the Francophone Summit in Yerevan, Armenia, to commemorate the Armenian genocide and honour its victims.
Prime Minister Michel visited the ‘Tsitsernakaberd’ (‘Swallow Fort’ in Armenian) memorial dedicated to the victims of the genocide perpetrated in Turkey between 1915 and 1917, and planted a tree in memory of the victims.

The head of the Belgian Government observed a moment of silence in front of the memorial and laid a wreath of flowers there on behalf of Belgium. He also placed a white rose inside the twelve steles that make up the monument.

Michel exchange a few words with the President of the Belgian-Armenian Chamber of Commerce, Valéry Safarian, with whom he recalled that he had recognized the Armenian genocide in the Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives in 2015 on behalf of the Belgian Government. 

“The Armenian community in Belgium is made up of 25,000 to 30,000 citizens, and I’m sure it will identify with your approach,” Safarian responded, thanking the Belgian Prime Minister for his action.

Charles Michel then planted the tree, as had other political personalities before him, such as François Hollande and Daniel Tusk, when they were president of France and prime minister of Poland respectively.

According to Armenia, up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed in two years of massacres perpetrated against Christians by the Ottoman Empire on the territory of present-day Turkey. Many Armenians were also deported. Turkey denies the genocide and Belgium’s recognition of it had greatly irritated Ankara.

The memorial, which overlooks the Armenian capital, is made up of a 44-metre high granite stele and 12 granite slabs placed in a circle. A wall along the tree-lined alley leading to the stele bears the inscription of the names of the main villages where the massacres took place. An underground museum was added in 1995. 

French President Emmanuel Macron also went to the memorial to pay homage to the victims.

Oscar Schneider

The Brussels Times
 


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:24 AM

News.am, Armenia
Oct 11 2018
 
 
Macron on Armenian Genocide recognition: My promise will be fulfilled
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YEREVAN. – Together with the Armenian Diaspora, we will continue the struggle led by Charles Aznavour for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the international community, said French President Emmanuel Macron at the Aznavour Center.

According to him, this struggle is also the struggle of France.

“There are no words to describe what we experienced today at the Genocide Memorial Complex. France condemned the 1915 Genocide by the voice of Anatole France, condemned by sending the third naval squadron to save thousands of people. He was fighting to recognize the genocide in France in 2001,” the President said.

According to him, the struggle is not over.

“The memory of genocides and the condemnation of their denial will mean the creation of conditions so that to exclude repetition of these events. I promised it, and my promise will be fulfilled before April 24. This day will be remembered in France as the Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide,” he said.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

News.am, Armenia
Oct 11 2018
 
 
Michaëlle Jean: Armenian Genocide was manifestation of methodical murders
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Everything in the Armenian land makes us remember the one and a half million killed, said Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie Michaëlle Jean.

According to her, the Armenian Genocide was manifestation of methodical murders.

“I am thinking of all the victims — women and children, but also all those who managed to escape. I want to say that today Armenia is alive and rich - including its rich Diaspora, while Charles Aznavour was one of the representatives of this Diaspora,” Michaëlle Jean added.

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