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Armenian Genocide

Ants and Cicadas

The word resistance has two meanings. Often, when you resist repression, you find yourself in a defensive position. I have reflected on this issues especially after the serious torture I have endured. By Pinar Selek


Germany recognizes Metz Yeghern

Editorial by Simone Zoppellaro, journalist

On 2 June the German Parliament, the Bundestag, recognized the Armenian Genocide, and it did so with an overwhelming majority, an abstention and only one vote against. This says a lot about the political support to


​The Armenians between Baku and Istanbul

Editorial by Gerard Malkassian, Philosophy Professor in Paris

I arrived in Armenia on the last day of the clashes of 2-5 April between the Armenians and the troops from Azerbaijan. I had, on the same day and the following ones, numerous conversations with Armenians from all walks of life and


Agos, 20 years of independent journalism

Founded by Hrant Dink and a group of friends as an expression of the Armenian community, it is aiming to further open its pages to democracy, minority rights and pluralism related issues in a country where political debate and freedom of expression face increasing restrictions by the executive power.


Neve Shalom to honour the Turks who rescued the Armenians

Interview with Dyana Shaloufi-Rizek, director of the Museum of Neve Shalom-Wahat el Salam, about the "intifada of knives", the agreement between Jordan and Israel and the ceremony of 4 November in honour of the Ottomans who rescued the Armenians in 1915. 


​First the dogs, then the Armenians

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

Ten years ago an extraordinary book was publish in France. It deals with the Armenian genocide, and has the great merit to tell in only a hundreds pages, down to the


Metz Yeghern

the genocide of the Armenians

In the framework of first world war (1914-1918), in the area of the Ottoman Empire, in Turkey, we witness the unfolding of the genocide of the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first of the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks", which seized power in 1908, carried out the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which has inhabited the Anatolic area since the Seventh century b.C..
In the memory of the Armenian people, and also according to the historian's estimates, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, nearly 1,500,000 people, perished. Many were the children forced to convert to Islam and the women sent to the harems. The deportation and extermination of 1915 were preceded by the pogroms of 1894-96 planned by Sultan Abdul Hamid II and by those of 1909 carried out by the government of the "Young Turks".

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Ali Souad Bey

the Turkish official who rescued numerous Armenians during the genocide