The tenth International Hrant Dink Award was presented on Saturday, September 15th during an award ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
At the entrance of Tuol Sleng, which was known as S-21 prison under the Khmer Rouge, a visitor is faced with a poster that publicized the ten “security regulations” of the prison, in Khmer, with French and English translations. Number six says: “while getting lashes or electrification you must not cry at all.”
The decision taken by the Foundations Council under DG Foundations paves the way for the allocation of worship places such as synagogues and churches under the administration of the Directorate General of Foundations to minority foundations against no cost.
If you had told Aram Manoukian on March 6, 1908, that within a decade he would successfully lead the defense of Van against the Ottoman military, save tens of thousands of Armenians from imminent murder, become the temporary governor of Van after the withdrawal of the Turkish forces, and then emerge as the founder of the First Armenian Republic as Tsarist Russia faltered, he probably would have had a good laugh. After all, that day seemed to usher in the end of Aram’s life as a free man—if not his life altogether—as Turkish policemen and soldiers dragged him out of a 30-foot-deep well where he was hiding with fellow revolutionaries, and escorted the lot of them to the military commander’s residence, where they were interrogated, photographed, and sent to solitary confinement.
In Dink murder investigation, the court on duty decided on the arrest of the dismissed Brigadier General Hamza Celepoğlu and gendarmerie officials Muharrem Demirkale and Yavuz Karakaya.
On September 30, Armenian neighborhoods Nor Gyuğ (new village) and Villa had been hit by rockets, killing 11 Armenians and wounding 11. People also are wounded in the attacks on October 3.
Pope Francis visited Georgia on September 30. Having stayed in Georgia until October 2, he headed to Azerbaijani capital Baku and came together with head of Caucasus Muslims, head of Jewish community in Baku and Orthodox bishop.