Agos Daily columnist, literary critic Sevan Deghirmenjian tells CivilNet about the Dink phenomena and the justice that hasn't been served for years
On January 18 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Bedros Şirinoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Holy Savior (Surp Prgich) Armenian Hospital in Istanbul and the Head of Armenian Foundations Union. Turkey urges the new US administration not to repeat past mistakes.
The word "Genocide" uttered by The People's Democratic Party MP Karo Palyan in the Turkish parliament has caused a major stir. The ruling Justice and Development Party MPs have demanded from Garo to withdraw his remarks and apologize.
Istanbul Reina nightclub bomber kills 39 people in a few seconds. Turkish Parliament's People's Democratic Party MP Karo Pailan wishes Merry Christmas in Mejlis, saying: Christ is Born and Revealed!Blessed is the Revelation of Christ.
Head of the Turkic studies department of the Institute of Oriental Studies Vahram Ter-Matevosyan tells Civilnet about the events that took place in Turkey in 2016. Touching upon Armenia-Turkey relations, he believes that Armenia should try to take the initiative.
Islamic State terrorist group in Syria burned two Turkish soldiers alive. More journalists detained in Turkey, by the way, one policeman called a DIHaber agency reporter "Armenian bastard". Protestant and Catholic Armenian churches will be restored in Diyarbekir.
44 people died as a result of the December 10th bombings in Istanbul, 38 of which were policemen. Responsibility for the terror act was taken by the organization Freedom Falcons of Kurdistan. After that, more than 200 members of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party were arrested.
The Cumhuriyet newspaper journalist, author of the book about Hrant Dink's murder and the trial, of Kemal Goktaş was in Armenia. CivilNet talked to him about the arrest of Cumhuriyet employees, Turkey's political and economic situation after the military coup, about the Armenian-Turkish relations and Hrant Dink trial.
The news that there is a monument dedicated to Monte Melkonyan, caused a stir in Turkish media.
Dilijan International School, part of United World Colleges network, expects students from Turkey and provides them with scholarships.
Since 2008 the seat of Patriarch of Constantinople is vacant, the Vicar of the Patriarch is Archbishop Aram Ateshian. Investigating this issue, CivilNet film crew met with Aram Ateshian, his opponents, lawyers, as well as representatives of the community and raised a number of important issues.
Burçin Gercek's book "Against the Current" was published in Turkey. The author brings together the stories of those Muslims (Kurds, Turks, etc.) who assisted Armenians during the years of Armenian Genocide or opposed government decisions.
Istanbul-based Agos Armenian newspaper editor Bagrat Estukian talks to CivilNet about the arrests of deputies of the Turkish Parliament’s pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party. According to him, the PDP was the only real opposition in Turkey.
Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party leadership's arrest has caused a scandal in Turkey and abroad its borders. The PDP, to which the Armenian MP Karo Pailan is a member of, has a stance on Armenian genocide which differs from other parties.
Archbishop Aram Ateshian, General Vicar (Acting Patriarch) of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople speaks to CivilNet about the conduct of elections for Patriarch, the letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Germany, the accusations made against him and his activities in general.
Lecturer of the Department of Oriental Studies at Oxford University Hrach Chilingirian tells Civilnet about the current state of the Armenian community in Turkey, the ideological currents, islamized Armenians and related topics.
At 62nd session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Armenian delegates directed a number of questions to the members of the Turkish Government.
In an interview with CivilNet, Turkey's Armenian member of parliament Karo Pailan represents of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party and the reasons behind the Party’s position on the Armenian Genocide. Pailan also tells why he filed a lawsuit against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Presidents of Azerbaijan and Russia are in Turkey. Turkish historian Taner Akcam published a new book on the Armenian Genocide.
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.