Diaspora

‘Proud to be nominated from Diyarbakir’ – Paylan on Turkey elections

Garo Paylan, Turkey’s ethnic Armenian Member of Parliament, has made his first comment since being officially nominated by his party for another term in parliament.

Pro-Erdogan lawmaker Markar Esayan runs for parliament again in Turkey upcoming election

Ethnic Armenian Member of Parliament of Turkey Markar Esayan is running for parliament again in the upcoming elections on June 24. Esayan is once again nominated by the Justice and Development (AK) party – the country’s ruling party chaired by incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Unfazed by charges, Turkey’s lionhearted Armenian MP Garo Paylan runs for office again

Ethnic Armenian opposition MP of Turkey Garo Paylan is running for another term in the country’s parliament in the upcoming June 24 elections.

Ethnic Armenian incumbent MP Selina Dogan not running for parliament in upcoming Turkey election

Turkish lawmaker Selina Dogan, the ethnic-Armenian opposition MP from the Republican People's Party (CHP), is not running for parliament in the upcoming elections.

New York Times refers to photo project about Christian and Islamized Armenians in Turkey

The New York Times has published an article about the joint program of Armenian and Turkish photographers Anahit Hayrapetyan and Serra Akcan. The program discovers the life of Christian and Islamized Armenians beyond the border. The photographers are looking for hidden Armenians, who are the heirs of the Armenian Genocide survivors.

Armenian MP of Turkey: Judging me will not force me to abandon fight for justice for genocide

Garo Paylan, Istanbul Armenian MP and vice-chairman of the opposition pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey, responded to the announcement on the launching of a criminal case against him, and under the infamous Article 301 (“insulting the Turkish nation”) of the Turkish Penal Code.

Investigation launched by Article 301 of Turkish Penal Code against Garo Paylan for using “Genocide” word

Investigation has been launched against ethnic Armenian lawmaker of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Garo Paylan under the Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code, Evrensel reports. Within the scope of the investigation a request was made to deprive him of immunity.

French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour discharged from hospital after shoulder surgery

Legendary French-Armenian crooner Charles Aznavour has been discharged from a Paris hospital after being treated for a fractured shoulder.

Turkish parliament’s leadership rejects HDP lawmaker Paylan’s Armenian Genocide recognition bill

The leadership of the Turkish parliament has rejected the bill submitted by lawmaker of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Garo Paylan which called on to recognize the Armenian Genocide, Agos reports.

“Azerbaijan must stop political harassment against Kaspar Karampetian” - Belgian parliamentarians to Belgium’s FM

Belgian parliamentarians David Clarinval, Georges Dallemagne and Els Van Hoof sent a letter to Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders titled “Azerbaijan must stop political harassment against Kaspar Karampetian”.

Garo Paylan and Selina Dogan extend congratulations to Armenian people

Garo Paylan and Selina Dogan – ethnic Armenian lawmakers of the Turkish parliament, extended congratulations on the recent events in Armenia.

Diaspora should continue contributing to Armenia’s strengthening – CCAF Co-Chair

The recent developments in Armenia have been presented under a positive light both in the international media and in political, expert field.

5 ethnic Armenians elected MPs of Lebanese parliament - preliminary results

Five ethnic Armenians have been elected MPs of the parliament of Lebanon, according to the preliminary results of the May 6 elections.

Armenian school in Clovis attracting attention from around the world

A small school in Clovis is catching the eyes of parents and students throughout California and from the other side of the world, abc30 reported.

Armenian church vandal institutionalized in Istanbul

The man who vandalized an Armenian church in Istanbul has been institutionalized, according to local media reports.

Russian fighter jet crashes in Syria, one of pilots was ethnic Armenian

A Sukhoi-30SM Russian jet has crashed in Syria killing both of its pilots, including captain of the crew ethnic Armenian Mayor Albert Davidyan, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesperson of the Armenian defense ministry, said on Facebook.

Man suspected in vandalism on Armenian Church of Istanbul detained

A suspect who conducted a racist attack on the Holy King Armenian Church in Kadikoy, a district in Istanbul, Turkey, has been detained on May 2, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Armenian Genocide commemorated in Aleppo, Syria

A range of inter-community events dedicated to the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide kicked off April 24 in Aleppo, Syria.

Charles Aznavour awarded Order of the Rising Sun by Japan

The government of Japan has announced the 2018 Spring Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals on April 29. French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour is among the laureates, and the legendary singer was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for contributions in the development of music in Japan and strengthening friendship between Japan and France, the Embassy of Japan in Armenia informed.

Aznavour returns to France, no health concerns

Charles Aznavour’s health has improved and the acclaimed singer has arrived in France on April 26 after his concert in St. Petersburg, Russia was cancelled earlier, representatives of the singer told RIA Novosti.