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 …

Katoghike Church – Talin, Armenia

Katoghike Church – Talin, Armenia

The Katoghike Church, also known as the Talinsk Cathedral, is located north of the town of Talin. In the historical annals, records on the construction of the church have not been preserved. After analyzing the architectural and artistic features of the church building, historians came to the conclusion that it belongs to the second half …

Traditions of Royal Hunting in Armenia

Traditions of Royal Hunting in Armenia

King Khosrov II (4th century) remained in history as the founder of the city of Dvin and the initiator of planting a forest named after him. Once, the Khosrovakert forest was fenced with a stone wall and was conventionally divided into two sections one of which, planted by Prince Vache Mamikonyan, stretched along the bank …

Gurgen Mahari – It Was Them Who Had To Live With Us

Gurgen Mahari

Armenian writer and poet Gurgen Mahari was born on August 1, 1903, in the city of Van in Western Armenia. In 1915, fleeing from the Genocide, he along with his mother and brother moved to Eastern Armenia. He lived in Armenian and American shelters. In 1936, Mahari was arrested by the Soviet government. He would …

Cathedral of St. Grigor – Aruch, Armenia

Cathedral of St. Grigor – Aruch, Armenia

Cathedral of St. Grigor (St. Gregory) Aruch is located in the village of the same name in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The cathedral was built by Prince Grigor Mamikonyan and his wife Heghine. According to the inscriptions, construction began in 662 and ended (according to chronicle sources) in 666. This is the only early …

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 …

From the History of Raffi’s Family

From the History of Raffi’s Family

After the passing of Raffi, his wife Anna – Assyrian by nationality – along with her two sons moved to London. There, the family was the driving force behind the local Armenian community. Son Arshak was appointed Ambassador of the First Republic of Armenia to the UK. He put a lot of effort and resources …

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 …

Marcello Mastroianni’s Visit to Paradzhanov

Marcello Mastroianni’s Visit to Paradzhanov

Marcello Mastroianni has been in Georgia for three days when news came from Los Angeles that his nomination for an Oscar failed. (Mastroianni had been nominated for the best male role in the film “Dark Eyes” by director Nikita Mikhalkov). The same night, Mastroianni visited Sergei Paradzhanov. That night was unforgettable for everyone. A lot …

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 …