Harut Sassounian. Erdogan’s Denial of Coronavirus Crisis Risks the Lives of 80 Million Turks


2020-03-26 14:31:31  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 40   
  The world as we knew it changed dramatically in the last few weeks due to the unexpected spread of the deadly coronavirus. Hundreds of millions of people around the

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan Should be Tried by International Criminal Court for Supporting Terrorism


2020-03-18 11:22:32  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 102   
         Last week, I reported that Pres. Erdogan’s office sent a letter to the heads of religious minorities in Turkey demanding that they sign it and send it back to

Armen Grigoryan. The origins and use of some propaganda techniques and conspiracy theories


2020-03-11 13:50:17  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 142   
INTRODUCTION   Disinformation, fake news, and conspiracy theories have been a part of the Armenian political discourse for a long time, also long before the Internet was there. A part of

Harut Sassounian. Turkish President Orders Minority Leaders to Sign a Propaganda Letter


2020-03-11 09:35:25  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 132   
It has been the long-standing practice of the Turkish government to pressure the leaders of minority religious groups in Turkey to issue public statements in defense of Turkish policies

Harut Sassounian. Remnants of an Old Armenian Village Near Ankara


2020-03-04 12:30:57  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 161   
Argun Konuk, a 24-year-old Turkish travel and history enthusiast, published a recent article about the Armenian village of Stanoz located near Ankara.    Konuk reported that Stanoz was “once a prosperous

Harut Sassounian. Turks Attack Each Other: Cypriot Turkish Leader Criticizes Turkey


2020-03-03 11:18:14  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 159   
Turkish columnist Orhan Kemal Cengiz wrote an article in the Turkish website “al-Monitor” on February 18, 2020, titled: “Why is Turkish Cypriot leader declared ‘enemy’ in Turkey?” The article

Harut Sassounian. Turks Attack Each Other: Cypriot Turkish Leader Criticizes Turkey


2020-02-26 11:50:04  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 221   
        Turkish columnist Orhan Kemal Cengiz wrote an article in the Turkish website “al-Monitor” on February 18, 2020, titled: “Why is Turkish Cypriot leader declared ‘enemy’ in Turkey?” The article

Harut Sassounian. Finally, After 105 Years, Syria Recognizes the Armenian Genocide


2020-02-19 16:08:37  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 187   
The Syrian people were the first to be aware of the Armenian Genocide as tens of thousands of Armenians were deported by Ottoman Turkey to the killing fields of

Harut Sassounian.The World Dislikes Trump & his Policies,According to Pew Research Center


2020-02-17 16:22:54  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 168   
      A study published by the Pew Research Center revealed that many in the world do not approve Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policies. This is not a surprising discovery, but

Harut Sassounian. The World Dislikes Trump & his Policies,According to Pew Research Center


2020-02-12 10:50:40  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 241   
A study published by the Pew Research Center revealed that many in the world do not approve Pres. Donald Trump’s foreign policies. This is not a surprising discovery, but

Harut Sassounian. Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Plan’ Is Recipe for a Prolonged War


2020-02-05 13:11:56  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 221   
Pres. Trump unveiled in the White House on January 28, 2020 his long-awaited ‘peace plan’ between Israelis and Palestinians. The architect of the plan is the President’s son-in-law and

Harut Sassounian. Men Who Rape and Marry Girls Under 18 Could be Pardoned in Turkey


2020-02-04 10:22:32  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 207   
The British Independent newspaper published an unbelievable article last week, titled: “‘Marry-your-rapist’ bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey.”   This sounds like a subject from the Middle Ages. If

Harut Sassounian. Men Who Rape and Marry Girls Under 18 Could be Pardoned in Turkey


2020-01-29 11:55:12  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 180   
The British Independent newspaper published an unbelievable article last week, titled: “‘Marry-your-rapist’ bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey.”   This sounds like a subject from the Middle Ages. If

Harut Sassounian. Newly-Elected Patriarch of Turkey Lashes Back at his Armenian Critics


2020-01-22 13:18:45  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 250   
After giving a series of interviews to the Turkish press since his election on December 11, 2019, the new Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, Sahak II Mashalyan, responded to his

Turkey Eliminated its Minorities from The Economy with Exorbitant Taxes. Harut Sassounian


2020-01-15 12:13:31  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 292   
After the near total physical elimination of the minorities from the Ottoman Empire 1915-23, the Turkish government embarked in 1941 on the financial ruin of the remaining Armenians, Greeks,

Senate’s Adoption of Genocide Resolution Upsets Newly-Elected Patriarch of Turkey


2020-01-08 13:37:21  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 295   
I responded last month to the interview given by the newly-elected Patriarch of Turkey, Bishop Sahak II Mashalyan, to a Turkish newspaper in which he had criticized the adoption

Harut Sassounian.Pres. Trump is not Worthy of Recognizing the Armenian Genocide


2019-12-25 12:38:47  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 320   
After both Houses of Congress, one overwhelmingly and the other unanimously, adopted two Resolutions in recent weeks recognizing the Armenian Genocide, many were hoping that this would lead Pres.

Harut Sassounian. Senate Recognition of Armenian Genocide:Reactions and Next Steps to be Taken


2019-12-18 11:44:15  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 331   
For the first time since the Genocide of 1915, the US Senate adopted a Resolution unanimously on December 12, 2019, recognizing the Armenian Genocide, after it was blocked for

Harut Sassounian.Erdogan’s Backers Threaten to Commit A New Genocide Against Armenians


2019-12-11 13:52:50  | USA  |   Articles and Analyses | 432   
 A group of extreme nationalist Turkish lawyers, members of the Istanbul Bar Association, published an article in their November 2019 Bulletin threatening ‘to deport’ all Armenians from Turkey once

Harut Sassounian. Turkish Money Motivated Sen. Graham To Block Armenian Genocide Resolution


2019-12-04 13:32:46  | Armenia  |   Articles and Analyses | 433   
When Sen. Lindsey Graham (Republican-South Carolina) blocked the Senate vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution on November 13, 2019, there was widespread speculation as to what motivated him to

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