The genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War (1915-2015): this is the title of the international conference that will take place in Paris at the Mémorial de la Shoah from 25 to 28 March, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The "Armenian question" is not yet solved in Turkey, the word "genocide" is no longer a tabù at least within the civil society, but the government still refuses to recognize it. The "Azeri factor" is a major determinant to prevent Turkey from making a lasting peace with Armenia, says Cengiz Aktar,Turkish political analyst, Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center, writer and columnist, in this interview.
The "Armenian question" is no longer a taboo for Turkey, although the term genocide is still refused, because Turkish people associates it with Nazism. Awareness goes along with the general process of democratization, which takes time and the support of the European Union, said Baskin Oran, Professor of International Relations at Ankara University, in the interview to Gariwo.
On past 23 April, Turkish PM Recep Erdogan offered his condolences to the Armenian victims killed in 1915, yet he did not mention the word “genocide”. We asked Agopik Manoukian, honorary President of the Armenians in Italy, to tell us about the peculiar features of Turkish genocide denial.
Gariwo founder and Armenia's honorary consul to Italy Pietro Kuciukian remembered the importance of the "Ottoman Righteous" in the course of a ceremony held in Saint Ambrose cathedral in Milan.
Editorial by Baykar Sivazliyan – President of the Union of Italy’s Armenians
This year we are about commemorating the 99th anniversary of the genocide against the Armenians. The Armenian Genocide was the result of a terrible ideology that took roots in the minds and souls of the Young Turks, to save what …
Maro Ibishian is a third-generation witness to the Armenian Genocide. She goes to schools with Gariwo members and tells pupils about her story and identity as an Armenian. Gariwo Editor Valentina De Fazio interviewed her, while Gariwo Founder Pietro Kuciukian collected the tale of her Grandmother's family.
Two survivors to the Armenian genocide told their stories in the course of a ceremony in Detroit. Ramela Carman grew fatherless as her Dad chose to abandon his family to escape genocide. Asya Titova, 102 years old, rescued two Jewish families during Second World War.
Editorial by H.E. Sargis Ghazaryan
H.E. Sargis Ghazaryan’ is the Ambassador of Armenia to Italy.
I must say it was well worth doing. In Rome we are rarely met with such warmth, from citizens and especially the younger people. Today while thanking…
The extermination of 1,5 million Armenians by the government of the Young Turks in 1915 will be commemorated on 24 April 2014 through events worldwide. Gariwo presents the Calendar of initiatives in the US, France, England, Italy and Argentina.
A third massacre in the Armenian town of Kesab has reopened old wounds and driven the Armenians to ask for help internationally to prevent another Turkish initiative of repression.