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September 2014

October 21, 2014

Turkish President Declares Lawrence of Arabia a Bigger Enemy than ISIS

Turkish President Declares Lawrence of Arabia a Bigger Enemy than ISISIn a stunning speech, Erdogan railed against Western “spies” and journalists and seemed to endorse the ISIS plan to redraw the region’s borders.   10.13.14 | The Daily Beast | Jamie Dettmer GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan… » more »
October 13, 2014

Thousands attend Armenia opposition rally

Thousands attend Armenia opposition rallyProtesters in the Armenian capital accuse the President of failing to address corruption and call for his resignation. Yerevan, Armenia – Thousands of people have gathered in the Armenian capital to protest against the government, accusing it of failing to address… » more »
October 13, 2014

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?The mess in Syria only confirms an inconvenient truth: The Turks are no longer reliable allies.   By JONATHAN SCHANZER October 09, 2014   The Kurdish town of Kobane in western Syria is under siege by the Islamic State. A… » more »
October 09, 2014

Turkey's leaders see Kobani as opportunity, not threat

Turkeys leaders see Kobani as opportunity, not threatA protester throws stones at a Turkish armored vehicle during a pro-Kurdish demonstration in solidarity with the people of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border, Oct. 7, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) As Islamic State (IS)… » more »
October 08, 2014

Churches in Germany to Pray Together on Genocide Centennial

Churches in Germany to Pray Together on Genocide CentennialASBAREZ - MAGDEBURG, Germany—In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the German Inter-Church Council has called upon the churches across the country to commemorate the victims of the tragic massacres. In an official statement adopted after… » more »
October 04, 2014

Kurds Outraged as Turkey Closes Border to Volunteers for Kobane Fight

Kurds Outraged as Turkey Closes Border to Volunteers for Kobane FightTurkish soldiers stand by as Kurds gather nearby to express their solidarity with Kurdish fighters in Kobane at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Photo: AP. ANKARA, Turkey – Kurdish activists expressed outrage as the Turkish military began preventing any young… » more »
October 04, 2014

Armenian Stone Age Tools Show Human Technological Innovation 325,000 Years Ago

Armenian Stone Age Tools Show Human Technological Innovation 325,000 Years AgoArtistic impression of Stone Age hunters.(Viktor M. Vasnetsov/Creative Commons) Stone Age artefacts discovered at a site in Armenia have shown how innovative humans were in terms of technological development 325,000 years ago. Published in the journal Science, researchers studied thousands… » more »
September 30, 2014

Etruscan origins study reveals migration from Armenian Highlands

Etruscan origins study reveals migration from Armenian HighlandsEtruscan migration from the Armenian Highland Etruria was a region located in present day Central Italy that gave birth to one of the first civilizations in Europe. The origin of the Etruscan civilization is a long-standing subject of debate among scholars from… » more »
September 15, 2014

Basque Parliament Supports Artsakh’s Self-Determination

Basque Parliament Supports Artsakh’s Self-Determination"ASBAREZ" - VITORIA-GASTEIZ, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain—On Friday, September 12, a European Union regional parliament, for the first time in history, adopted a motion supporting the self-determination of the Artsakh Republic following several official visits to the region that were organized… » more »
September 15, 2014

Catholicos Aram I Shares Middle Eastern Christians’ Concerns with Obama

Catholicos Aram I Shares Middle Eastern Christians’ Concerns with Obama"ASBAREZ" - WASHINGTON—On Thursday, September 11, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, held an hour long meeting with President… » more »