The third guest of The History Foundation’s Thursday Talks series titled ‘Deportation-Massacre-Genocide 1915-2015’ was Assistant Professor Nazan Maksudyan, Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University. Maksudyan held a speech titled ‘Three Generations, Three Massacres: Armenian Children and Orphans from 1895 to 1915’ and we had the chance to talk to her about the perception of children during the Ottoman period, and the conditions and political roles of Armenian orphans.
Teachers that have come to Turkey from Greece, although their salaries are being paid, cannot attend class because the Istanbul Directorate of National Education has not issued the necessary permission. Istanbul Deputy Director of National Education Murat Altınöz, on the other hand, states that the procedure for the solution of the problem has been completed.
Lawyers of Emre Karaali, the Church of İzmit Pastor, called for the trying of Gendarme Lieutenant Levent Birsin stationed in Diyarbakır and Police Captain Hasan Erdoğan stationed at Silvan Police Directorate. The court ruled for the filing of criminal complaints against the two officials.
Zakarya Mildanoğlu’s book ‘Armenian Periodicals 1794-2000’ has been published by Aras Yayıncılık. Mildanoğlu’s work brings together around 3650 Armenian periodicals from the year 1794, when the first Armenian newspaper Aztarar was published, until the year 2000. We talked with Zakarya Mildanoğlu about his book which is the product of around 30 years of work, and the over 200 year history of Armenian periodicals.
We discussed the current atmosphere in Armenia, the demands of the opposition, the fundamental problems of the country and the policies Sargsyan has implemented during his presidency with Armen Grigoryan, one of Armenia’s leading political science experts.
The teams San Lorenzo in Argentina, and Penarol in Uruguay rejected Azerbaijan’s offer, stating, “Money is not everything”. The common characteristic of the two teams is the broad support they enjoy among the Armenian population in the two countries.
A historical document included in an article by Ümit Kurt titled “I. Cihan Harbi Sonrası Ermeni Mallarının İadesi: Cebel-i Bereket Örneği/The Return of Armenian Properties After World War I: The Cebel-i Bereket Case” published in the November issue of the journal Toplumsal Tarih is striking in terms of its content.
Lebanese director Nigol Bezjian’s installation titled ‘Çanakayna’ at the 4th Çanakkale Biennial that began on September 27 suffered a mysterious attack last Tuesday. Biennial staff think this may have been a case of theft, while Bezjian, who included photographs of Armenian soldiers that served in the army from the Ottoman period to the present day, treats the case with suspicion.
In his book titled “An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?” Geoffrey Robertson QC, leading British human rights lawyer, shows how the denialist approach of the United Kingdom changed over time to today recognize the Armenian Genocide.
The files belonging to Armenians that stayed at the Aleppo , which was founded to provide shelter to Armenians who escaped the Armenian Genocide, have been translated into and published in Turkish with the title ‘Aleppo Shelter 1922-1927’. Published by Alfa Yayınları, the book was edited by the former General Staff ATASE Presidency Archive Department Director Ahmet Tetik, and publisher Cihan Güneş.