Day archives: September 30th, 2018

Operation Van – Paris, 1981

Operation Van – Paris, 1981

On September 24, 1981, in Paris, four young Armenians aged 20-24 – Vasken Sislian, Aram Basmajian, Hagob Dzhulfayan, and Kevork Guzelian – armed with pistols, submachine guns, and explosives, captured the Turkish consulate in mere minutes, taking 60 hostages. During the shootout, one of the Turkish guards was killed and two fighters along with a …

Mkrtich I of Van – Khrimian Hayrik

Mkrtich I of Van – Khrimian Hayrik

Mkrtich Khrimian (Mkrtich I of Van, April 4, 1820, Van – October 29, 1907, Vagharshapat) was the Catholicos of All Armenians from 1893 to 1907, a successor of Magar Teghutsi. He also was a major social, political, and cultural figure of the Armenian national liberation movement. Khrimian is colloquially known as Khrimian Hayrik (Father Khrimian). …