HARUT SASSOUNIAN
ERDOGAN’S GUARDS BEATING PROTESTERS REINFORCES ‘TERRIBLE TURK’ IMAGE
25.05.2017 \ 12:32 Reads: 415
This vicious brawl has done more damage to the image of Turkey in the United States and around the world than any other brutality recently committed by Turkish soldiers, police or security guards inside Turkey. Turkish denialists constantly complain that Armenian ‘propaganda’ on the Armenian Genocide has stained the reputation of Turks worldwide, ignoring the fact that Turks have tarnished their own image by committing a mass heinous mass crime.
MALTA BANK EMPLOYEE REVEALS DOCUMENTS LINKING ALIYEVS TO BANK ACCOUNTS
17.05.2017 \ 22:42 Reads: 392
Continuing the series of articles we published in the last two weeks about corruption in Azerbaijan, we wish now to reveal additional scandalous details about funds deposited in a Malta bank by family members of Azerbaijan’s President, Ilham Aliyev.
AZERBAIJAN ACCUSED OF GIVING MILLIONS IN BRIBES TO COUNCIL OF EUROPE
04.05.2017 \ 11:29 Reads: 420
Arif Mammadov, a former Azerbaijani diplomat informed The Guardian that a PACE member was given over $30 million by the government of Azerbaijan to hand out as bribes to other PACE members. “Tobias Billström, a Swedish delegate to the assembly and former justice minister, said ‘very credible members’ had told him they had been offered bribes to vote in a certain way. He is one of 64 parliamentarians to have signed a resolution calling for an independent investigation into ‘serious and credible allegations of grave misconduct’ centered on an Azerbaijani vote,” The Guardian reported.
U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ARMENIA FACES CRITICISM AT GLENDALE APPEARANCE
20.03.2016 \ 23:48 Reads: 1945
Amb. Mills gave the following brief answer: “My only response will be to reiterate Pres. Obama’s goal which he set forth in his statement on April 24th: ‘We want full, frank and just acknowledgment of what happened from the Turkish government and Turkish people.’”
GENOCIDAIRE TALAAT’S LAST INTERVIEW SHORTLY BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION
03.02.2016 \ 14:22 Reads: 1783
Forgetting his own claims of innocence in the massacres, Talaat justified the mass killings by accusing Armenians of stabbing his country in the back during the war. Contradicting himself again, Talaat declared his support for Armenians by claiming that “he was in favor of granting autonomy to minorities in the most extended form, and would gladly consider any proposition that was made to him.”
PORTRAIT OF A TURKISH-AMERICAN GENOCIDE DENIALIST
27.01.2016 \ 20:53 Reads: 1504
One such Turkish-American is Oya Bain who was described in a recent interview by the Turkish denialist website HistoryofTruth.com as “one of the most active names in the Turkish American Diaspora.” She is a Board Member of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), a coalition of 60 Turkic associations in the United States.
TURKEY WAS FIRST COUNTRY TO RECOGNIZE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE -- IN 1918
24.01.2016 \ 23:43 Reads: 2207
Garo Paylan, representing the Kurdish opposition HDP Party, then took the floor and also spoke about the Armenian Genocide: “One hundred years ago the Armenian people were uprooted and exterminated by a decision of the State. My family -- grandfather and his family -- also suffered from these events. My grandfather was orphaned, having lost both parents. I am from the generation of orphans and leftovers of the sword, living in this land. My race is massacred.”
AZERBAIJAN’S PARLIAMENT INTRODUCES OUTRAGEOUS ANTI-AMERICAN RESOLUTION
31.12.2015 \ 11:47 Reads: 783
Given the joyful spirit of the holiday season, I wanted to dedicate my article to a cheerful subject. However, when I saw the text of the bizarre Resolution submitted to Azerbaijan’s Parliament on Christmas Eve, I knew that I could not pick a more disgustingly amusing topic.
ONLY 35% OF AMERICANS ARE AWARE THERE WAS AN ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
18.11.2015 \ 18:13 Reads: 954
For the first time, a prestigious nationwide survey, conducted on November 9 by Zogby Analytics, reveals the extent of the American public’s knowledge and opinion on the Armenian Genocide and Artsakh (Karabagh). The survey results, made available exclusively to this writer, have a +/- 3.1% margin of error.
WHO SHOULD DEMAND ARMENIAN TERRITORIES FROM TURKEY?
14.10.2015 \ 21:26 Reads: 943
If not read carefully, Pres. Sargsyan’s last answer could easily be misunderstood. He is neither saying that Armenia has territorial claims from Turkey nor that it does not! Armenia simply has not raised this issue officially because doing so could have serious national security implications given its powerful and hostile neighbor on the Western Front.
REFLECTIONS ON THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIA’S INDEPENDENCE
24.09.2015 \ 18:40 Reads: 1126
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the celebration organized by the Armenian Consulate in Glendale, California. Here are excerpts from my remarks reflecting on some of the accomplishments since independence, and the challenges that still lie ahead.
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL THROWN AT ARMENIAN CONSULATE IN GLENDALE
19.09.2015 \ 10:29 Reads: 878
An unknown assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at the Armenian Consulate in Glendale, California, on August 10, an informed source who wished to remain anonymous told The California Courier.
TURKEY PAYS CIA DIRECTOR & LOBBYISTS TO MISREPRESENT ATTACKS ON KURDS & ISIS
21.08.2015 \ 14:51 Reads: 986
Thousands of articles have been published worldwide in the recent weeks exposing Turkey’s strategic trickery -- using the pretext of fighting ISIS to carry out a genocidal bombing campaign against the Kurds who have courageously countered ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
TRUMP RISKS TARNISHING IMAGE FOR A FISTFUL OF AZERI DOLLARS
06.08.2015 \ 17:10 Reads: 948
A few years ago when Trump agreed to lend his name to a hotel in Azerbaijan, he could not have predicted that associating with a notorious Baku oligarch would not only reflect negatively on his political ambitions, but also create a serious conflict of interest should he become President.
ERDOGAN IS PURSUING HIS SELF-INTERESTS, INSTEAD OF FIGHTING ISIS TERRORISTS
28.07.2015 \ 23:06 Reads: 924
Using the excuse that a Turkish soldier was killed by a shot fired from Syria last week, Erdogan ordered a series of bombing raids by land and air in Northern Syria and Iraq, as well as rounding up over 1,000 individuals in Turkey suspected of being Kurdish fighters, leftist militants, and ISIS followers.
WE SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT ERDOGAN'S DANGEROUS ACTIONS THAN HIS CRAZY STORIES
22.07.2015 \ 13:25 Reads: 898
“It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492. In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus in 1178. …In his memoirs, Christopher Columbus mentions the existence of a mosque atop a hill on the coast of Cuba. A mosque would look perfect on that hill today.”
 
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE ON THE PASSING OF KIRK KERKORIAN: AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN
25.06.2015 \ 11:39 Reads: 1290
In 2011, when The Lincy Foundation closed its doors, unfounded and false rumors began circulating about the supposed reasons for its closure. The fact is that Mr. Kerkorian had planned all along that at a certain advanced age he would no longer deal with the deluge of daily requests for funding from around the world and distribute the bulk of his wealth after his passing.
 
RAMIFICATIONS OF CILICIA CATHOLICOSATE’S LAWSUIT AGAINST TURKEY
13.06.2015 \ 11:02 Reads: 793
Armenians worldwide applauded the Cilician Catholicosate for filing a lawsuit in the Turkish Constitutional Court on April 27, demanding the return of its historic seat in Sis, Kozan district of Turkey’s Adana province. The Cilician See’s former headquarters, established in 1293, was confiscated by the Turkish government in 1921, at the culmination of the Armenian Genocide.
 
HASTERT SHOULD ALSO BE INVESTIGATED ON TURKISH BRIBERY ACCUSATIONS
06.06.2015 \ 11:21 Reads: 840
The indictment charges that in 2010 Hastert secretly met one of his former students and agreed to pay him $3.5 million to secure his silence for “past misconduct”, when he was a wrestling coach at the Yorkville High School in Illinois from 1965 to 1981. Since that meeting, Hastert, 73, paid him $1.7 million by withdrawing initially $50,000 at a time from several banks, and after being questioned by bank officials, he reduced each withdrawal to just under $10,000, to evade the banks’ reporting requirements.
US LAWMAKERS VIOLATED LAWS, TAKING TRIPS TO AZERBAIJAN & TURKEY
23.05.2015 \ 00:28 Reads: 979
In a lengthy article titled, “10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government,” The Washington Post disclosed last week the scandalous details of an all-expenses paid trip to a conference in Azerbaijan by 10 lawmakers and 32 staff members in 2013. Former top aides to Pres. Obama -- Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina and David Plough – also attended the conference as guest speakers.
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