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  • What's so hard about calling a genocide a genocide?

    What's so hard about calling a genocide a genocide?
    What two-word phrase is so fraught with history and undeniable truth that the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth dares not use it? Armenian genocide. President Obama's refusal yet againĀ to see that historic and abhorrent event for what it...
  • On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey

    On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey
    A friend once sent me a Christmas card with a handwritten greeting: "May your genocide be recognized this holiday season." It still makes me laugh out loud, because it captures something about the absurd and profound impasse between Turkey and the...
  • Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago

    Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago
    They prayed for the lost and the forgotten. They prayed for the martyrs and the survivors. They prayed for those who died and whose deaths have been denied. On Sunday, the congregation of the Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church near Windermere held a...
  • Turkey's sensitivity over the Armenian genocide

    To the editor: The genocide of the Armenians 100 years ago is a well-known historical catastrophe. ("On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey," op-ed, April 15) Peter Balakian states that President Obama spoke out against the use of threats by a...
  • Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina

    Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina
    In early January, Amira Abu-Salha drove to her daughter Yusor's apartment to return her wedding dress. Yusor had just moved in with her husband shortly after their Dec. 27 wedding. Minutes after she parked, Abu-Salha said, she was accosted by an irate...
  • It's time for Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide

    It's time for Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide
    "Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it." — Pope Francis, speaking to Armenians at the Vatican Amid World War I's carnage but far from Europe's trenches, Turkish leaders of the crumbling Ottoman...
  • VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey

    VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey
    Pieces of ancient history are on a journey home thanks to the work of students and faculty at Valparaiso University. Turkish dignitaries were present at the university's Art Student Exhibition in the Brauer Museum of Art to sign a Memorandum of...
  • '1915' a creative take on Armenian genocide

    '1915' a creative take on Armenian genocide
    Just this week, Turkey recalled its ambassador to the Vatican after Pope Francis remarked on the Ottoman Turks' genocide of Armenians 100 years ago. As the historical debate rages on, artistic representations of the event have lagged. An IMDb keyword...
  • Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'

    Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'
    A giant wreath was placed by theĀ Armenian genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. Armine Hacopian, a member of the college’s board of trustees, was one...
  • Armenian Genocide remarks by Pope Francis bring about swift, strong local reaction

    It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it. When Pope Francis used the term “genocide” on Sunday to describe the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, he was not breaking new ground. Pope John Paul II had...
  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive
    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a...