SOCIETY

YOUTH First group going to TUMO from Istanbul delighted

For the first time, a group of students from Istanbul went to TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Armenia. Students from 14 countries, including Egypt, USA, Russia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Lebanon attended the summer camp between July 17 and 30. 14 students from Istanbul were also there.
SOCIETY Price of establishing a pork packing plant in Turkey

Investor Gencay Tunç (Garabed Varujan Husigyan) established a large pig farm and packing plant in Bolu in order to produce pork products. However, Tunç was faced with unimaginable bureaucratic obstacles and he couldn't have managed to open his completed facility.
SOCIETY Turkish-Armenian dialogue in Switzerland

In Caux town of Switzerland, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish participants discussed the Armenian Genocide, their common past, current situation and ways of reconciliation. As part of “Just Governance for Human Security” conference, people from Armenia, Turkey, Lebanon, Spain and Netherlands discussed historical problems among Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish people, and ways for resolving those problems today.
FOUNDATIONS Agos headline:  demand of election at the door

A group of people from different circles of Armenian society gathered in front of the Patriarchate and demand a patriarchal election, which couldn’t have been done for 8 years. The group placed a black wreath on the door.
CHURCHES Letter to Ateşyan from Agos: May God bestow sense, intelligence and comprehension on you

Agos responded to Archbishop Aram Ateşyan, General Vicar of Armenian Patriarch in Turkey, who is severly criticized by the Armenian society because of his letter addressed to President Erdoğan: "You define the systematic and almost complete annihilation of a people by the decision of the state itself as 'the events happened during the tragic times of World War I'; this is an affront to the ancestors, victims and the survivors in the eyes of the society to which you also belong.”
FOUNDATIONS The largest property return might remain unfulfilled

The municipality filed a lawsuit to the Administrative Court for getting back the land that was returned to Surp Pırgiç Hospital in 2014. After losing that lawsuit, the municipality appealed to Council of State. And 10th Chamber of the Council of State made an unprecedentedly quick ruling and reversed the judgment of the court by reasoning that the land that was expropriated by the municipality cannot be returned to the foundation.
YOUTH Learn Armenian in virtual world

Gyumri-based software development company Digital Pomegranate developed a gaming platform called 'Playland Armenia' with the support of Gulbenkian Foundation in order to teach Western Armenian to children.
CHURCHES Their Eminences spoke: there should be an election now

We talked to the Metropolite of the Diocese of Gougark of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Sebouh Chouldjian and the Primate of the Diocese of Germany of the Armenian Church Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian about their expectations from the patriarch election. After Mari Mutafyan is assigned as the guardian for the Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan, the debate about the elections started all over again.