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…
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…
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.
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.
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
Gérard Malkassian is one of the promoters of call "We make a dream, together" that was launched on the centenary of the Armenian genocide. The text raised issues like the wish for a peaceful future based on dialogue for Turkey and Armenia, and stimulated a conversation with Gabriele Nissim on the possible reconciliation pathways for these two peoples.
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".