Why the Pope’s comments on the Armenian Genocide caused outrage in the Turkish establishment

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Pope Francis (left) meets with Turkish President Erdogan earlier this year.

Who would have thought that the humble words of a man who always seeks reconciliation between peoples and peace of mind could cause so much ado both on an international and political scale? Well, that’s what happened to Pope Francis during a Sunday Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica earlier this month when declaring the killings of Armenians as the first genocide of the 20th century, which consequently ignited Turkey’s anger. Continue reading “Why the Pope’s comments on the Armenian Genocide caused outrage in the Turkish establishment”

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Armenians urged not to ‘politicise tragedy’ following murder of family by Russian soldier

A Russian military base in Gymuri, currently under investigation for its connection to the attack
A Russian military base in Gymuri, currently under investigation for its connection to the attack

Armenian authorities have this week urged citizens not to react to the recent deaths of a family in the Armenian city of Gymuri by dragging politics into the situation. Continue reading “Armenians urged not to ‘politicise tragedy’ following murder of family by Russian soldier”

Armenian Days: Stelina Nikoghosyan

Stelina Wolf Nikoghosyan is an Armenian documentary photographer based in Yerevan. She has been a freelance photographer since 2010 as well a volunteer with several NGOs including the Russian-Armenian Youth Alliance. She attended the Artashes Maritosyan photography course in Yerevan and studied at the MediaLab Art School. You can view Stelina’s portfolio here. You can also her work on Facebook. Continue reading Armenian Days: Stelina Nikoghosyan