The proposed constitutional amendments, which will transfer the executive power to the present, continue to be voted. First and second articles in the package are accepted yesterday. General Assembly will convene at 2 pm today.
On Monday, proposal for discussing the constitutional amendments in the parliament was passed with 338 votes in favor and 134 against.
Representatives of indigenous Herero and Nama people of Namibia filed a lawsuit against Germany in New York. On July, Germany had acknowledged that Herero and Nama people were subjected to genocide.
Occupying the agenda for a long time with the war in Syria and operations in the region, Al-Bab was literally a death destination for Armenians who had been exiled from their homeland in 1915. Researcher Khatchig Mouradian, visiting professor at Columbia University, is writing an article on those times and shared an excerpt from it with Agos readers.
Assistant Prof. Erhan Keleşoğlu was a faculty member at Istanbul University International Relations Department and was dismissed on October 2016. He answered the questions of Agos about Reina attack.
Hrant Dink Foundation's Turkey-Armenia fellowship program sponsored by the EU encourages the professionals from the neighboring country to form cross-border cooperation networks since 2014. Armen Ohanyan (Hayastantsi), Maria Yeghiazaryan and Artsrun Pivazyan, who came to neighboring Turkey for new experiences thanks to the fellowship program, shared their experiences.
Vice Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş stated that the state of emergency will continue as long as it is necessary, new emergency decrees are about to be completed and investigation is launched against 347 social media accounts.
AP and Reuters reported that ISIS claimed the responsibility for the armed attack in Reina during New Year celebration in Istanbul.
According to Armenian Ministry of Diaspora, 18.000 Syrian Armenians have been given Armenian citizenship in 2016.