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Turkey Robbed Christians of Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

Turkey Robbed Christians

As history has shown, ethnic cleansing is always being accompanied by the expropriation of the values of repressed peoples and religious communities. Turkey plundered Christian, including Armenian and Greek, relics valued at tens of billions of dollars in 1915-1925. International humanitarian organizations and sources at UNESCO report, in particular, on the expropriation of Greek and …

Turkish Activist Urges to Expel Armenians from Turkey – Will There be a Real Response?

Turkish Activist

Discussions around the scandalous statement made by the representative of the ruling party of Turkey “Justice and Development Party” (AK Parti in Turkish) in the Başiskele district Süleyman Özkaraaslan continues. Recall that some time ago on his Twitter page, he wrote: “The Bulgarians who arrived in 1989, religiously-converted individuals (Islamized Jews) who arrived in 1950 …

Turkey Appropriates Armenian Ceramics

Turkey Appropriates Armenian Ceramics

The museums of the world contain a large amount of human wealth which over time has lost its origin. Such was the fate of the beautiful pottery samples taken from the city of Kütahya in present-day Turkey. In the Louvre, in the British Museum, this part of human art is referred to as “Turkish” or …

Freedom of Conscience in Turkey – Myth or Reality?

Freedom of Conscience in Turkey

The caves and catacombs covering the mountainside in the north of ancient Antioch (Antakya) were dug by the followers of Christ in the era of the Roman Empire to hide from the persecutions of pagan authorities. Nowadays, no one lives there for one reason only – there’s no one to. Christians in Islamic Turkey constitute …

Waste From Akhtala River Ends Up in Debed

Waste From Akhtala River Ends Up in Debed

Member of the SOS Alaverd initiative Oleg Dulgaryan on his Facebook page warns about the pollution of the Akhtala River which flows into the Debed River. He notes that the stream is full of waste. Ruben Shukhyan comment: Poison from mines flows into the Debed River, and this scene is actually common in Armenia for …

New Discoveries In the Main Cathedral of St. Etchmiadzin

New Discoveries

Restoration works continue in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during which experts have made several remarkable discoveries. According to the architects-restorers of the oldest Christian cathedral in the world, over the course of the restoration, the point of view that the shrine had been originally built in a quadrangular or rectangular layout – that …

Only Armenians Continue to Maintain Loyalty to Russia

Only Armenians

The Slavic peoples of Europe, especially the Poles, Czechs, and Slovaks, are particularly cold towards Russia. The aggression of the Russians and their attitude towards Ukraine once again renewed the dark memories of the despotic Russian domination. The same attitude towards Moscow exists in Moldova, the Baltic republics and Finland, neighboring Georgia and Azerbaijan, as …

Church of the Holy Cross in Akhtamar

Church of the Holy Cross in Akhtamar

The Akhtamar Palace – which has not survived to our times – was surrounded by many other buildings, of which only the Church of the Holy Cross built by architect Manuel between 915 and 921 is now standing. The church is a somewhat modified structure of the cross-in-square type. Inside, the church was ornamented with …

“Turkish” Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

"Turkish" Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

Armenia is the capital of the Quindio Department in Colombia. A mural has recently appeared near the city council building, depicting a man in a Turkish costume from the Ottoman Empire period. This image, which has nothing to do with the history of the city, caused outrage among residents. The mural appeared after the mayor …

Captain Sarkis Torossian – Hero of the Dardanelles

Captain Sarkis Torossian

Captain Sarkis Torossian was born in 1891 in the town of Everek (an Armenian settlement in the Caesarea region of the Angora Province, Ottoman Empire). He graduated from the local parochial school and since childhood has dreamed of becoming a military man, which, however, has been an almost unrealizable dream because of the strictest prohibition …

Another Armageddon in the Culture and Architecture of Armenia

Another Armageddon in the Culture

The photograph below shows a medieval bridge built in Oshakan by Nahapet of Edessa in 1691-1706. Under the bridge, modern hustlers mounted a swimming pool, turning the historic place into an entertainment and recreational area. It would be great to know who is the author of this monstrous “masterpiece”. It remains only to place dressing …

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Japanese musicians Amy Matsubara and Toshiko Ono impressed the Internet by performing works of the great Armenian composer Komitas. To the accompaniment of pianist Takahiro Akiba, who, by the way, had been in Armenia more than once, the musicians performed “Oh Nazan” and “Dle yaman”. Their performances were published on the webpage of the Komitas …