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[FAR Scholarships]: Scholarship Students Join the April 24th Genocide Recognition image

Seventy FAR scholarship students joined the hundreds who marched to the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial outside Yerevan on April 24. Holding a banner etched with the words “I Remember and Demand,” they pledged to fight for genocide recognition and to play their part in strengthening Armenia by studying hard and excelling in their future professions.

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[FAR Scholarships]: FAR Scholarship Students Join the Effort for Genocide Recognition standard

Millions across the world joined the quest for justice and recognition of the Armenian Genocide on April 24th. FAR’s scholarship students were no exception as they marched from Yerevan’s Sports and Entertainment Complex to the Genocide Memorial or Tsitsernakaberd to lay flowers around the eternal flame in memory of 1.5 million victims. More than 70 students supported by FAR’s Mathevosian, Gulamerian, Nishanian, Ajemian, Zambak, Berberian and Baghsarian scholarship programs, among others, joined the effort, which was led by FAR’s Education and Scientific Programs Coordinator Eduard Karapetyan. Many students openly expressed their passion for joining this effort. “Genocide is a crime that has no potential for forgiveness and no date of expiration. Even after one hundred years justice should be restored ...

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[Armenian Life]: The Wounds Haven’t Yet Healed. standard

By Karine Hovhannisyan Early in the morning on April 24, the line of people on their way to Yerevan’s Genocide Memorial seemed to go on forever. It has been 97 years since the Armenian Genocide was organized by the Ottoman Empire, during which over 1.5 million Armenians were killed. The wounds from this horrific event in our history haven’t healed yet. The Armenian Genocide is the first crime of its kind of the 20th century, and the international community has not properly recognized it. FAR scholarship recipients were among those who attended the march, joining in the movement to reject Turkey’s policy of denial and to properly recognize all genocides throughout the world. We clearly understand that mourning the loss ...

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[FAR New York]: Turkish Anger Over French ‘Genocide’ Vote. standard

The French Senate just passed a bill, which criminalizes denial of the Armenian Genocide. Via AlJazeera Turkey has threatened retaliatory measures against France following a French senate vote approving a bill that would outlaw denial that the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, said on Tuesday the bill, approved by 127 votes to 86 in the French upper house, was a result of “racist and discriminatory” attitudes toward Turkey. Please continue reading here.

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[FAR New York]: Turkish Anger Over French 'Genocide' Vote. standard

The French Senate just passed a bill, which criminalizes denial of the Armenian Genocide. Via AlJazeera Turkey has threatened retaliatory measures against France following a French senate vote approving a bill that would outlaw denial that the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, said on Tuesday the bill, approved by 127 votes to 86 in the French upper house, was a result of “racist and discriminatory” attitudes toward Turkey. Please continue reading here.

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[FAR New York]: Jailed Turkish Publisher Calls for Parliament’s Recognition of Genocide. standard

“In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Genocide, the Republic of Turkey has to shoulder such a serious and the same noble burden.” – Ragip Zarakolu Via Tert.am Turkish publisher and human rights activist Ragip Zarakolu has called upon his country’s parliament to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Please continue reading here. Credit: Tert.am

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[FAR New York]: Jailed Turkish Publisher Calls for Parliament's Recognition of Genocide. standard

“In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Genocide, the Republic of Turkey has to shoulder such a serious and the same noble burden.” – Ragip Zarakolu Via Tert.am Turkish publisher and human rights activist Ragip Zarakolu has called upon his country’s parliament to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Please continue reading here. Credit: Tert.am

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[Armenian Life]: A Woman of Many Talents. standard

I was familiar with Florence Avakian’s name from Armenia’s Azg daily, and from different international newspapers and journals. It was only recently, however, that I had the chance to meet and personally get to know her when she visited Armenia with FAR. It was Florence’s eighth trip to Armenia, and she was here to report on the Toufayan family’s visit to projects they’ve supported in Zangakatun and in Etchmiadzin. Florence was interested in everything about Armenian life – its positive and negative sides, the living conditions of people, etc. Born in New York, Florence speaks brilliant Armenian. “My mother was to blame for it,” she said with a joking smile. “She always made me and my sister speak Armenian at ...

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