With the initiative of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, "Armenians in 2115: Strategic Directions for the Twenty-First Century" report is released.
Historical ceremony in Kayseri Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church revealed that there are Armenian refugees in Turkish cities other than Yozgat.
Historian Stefan Ihrig authored another important book titled as “Justfiying Genocide” that is published by Harvard University Press. In this book, Ihrig discussed the Germans' view of the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler and we talked to him about the background and the factors that led to this historical attitude of Germans toward Armenians.
They were in Iraq and run away from ISIS. Their fate brought them to Yozgat. They live in hard conditions. UN couldn’t schedule any appointment for immigration application before 2022. They don’t know how they can live in these conditions for 7 years. The only thing they want is to meet with their relatives. Vartan Estukyan listened to the stories of the new Armenians of Yozgat.
A new application aiming for teaching Armenian to native Armenian speaker children and younger kids who don’t speak Armenian is released. ‘Kouynerou Ashkhar’ (Kuyneru Aşkhar; World of Colors) can be downloaded free.
Fourth book of Hrant Dink Foundation’s oral history project “Sound of Silence”, which has been going on since 2011, “Armenians from İzmit Speaking” is published.
The June 7 general election has brought Armenian, Assyrian, Mhallami and Ezidi members into parliament. Meet the minority representatives in this colourful parliament.
Following the land dispute involving the plot on which Diyarbakır Airport today stands, the land plot on which Batman Airport stands has also become the subject of a lawsuit. Zuart Sudjian has filed a case claiming that the State had built an airport on the plot she had inherited. Sudjian’s land in nearby Diyarbakır had also been appropriated by the State, and the Diyarbakır Airport was built on a part of her plot.
The ‘race code scandal’ in minority schools continues despite a broad public outcry. In the most recent case, two students were barred from registering at Armenian schools. An official from the Istanbul National Education Directorate made a statement, saying, “We are checking the race status of the students”. İsmail Cem Halavurt, lawyer of the parents of the students who were not admitted to the schools, said, “The Ministry is committing a crime”.
Zuart Sudjian wages formidable legal battle for the return of land that belongs to her family, unlawfully seized by the State and site of Diyarbakır Airport today