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.
An application to Istanbul Court of Peace is made for appointing a guardian for Patriarch Mutafyan.
According to the Mayor of Fatih Municipality, expropriations will be conducted for the landscape plan of the Patriarchate and Surp Hovannes Church in Narlıkapı.
On October 15, Fener Rum Orthodox Patriarchate, under the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, hosted a meaningful meeting with the participation of the representatives from all churches. The prominent figures from the churches in Turkey gathered together for the launching meeting of “Christianity with its Basic Principles” which is to be expected to lead important developments in the Christian community.
Family grave of Balyans, the architects of the symbolic buildings of Istanbul, is being renovated. As part of the restoration, a monument for Balyan family will be built.
The biography of Dr. Avedis Cebeciyan is compiled from the book that his son, Robert Cebeciyan, wrote and published in Aleppo in 1999: “Autobiography, Memoirs and Activities of Robert Cebeciyan”. In the book, there is also an introduction by Prof. Ayhan Aktar that is titled “War and Genocide Diary of Dr. Cebeciyan”.
The Genocide Museum in Yerevan hosted an exhibition that is titled “Armenian Sport and Gymnastics in the Ottoman Empire”. The museum director Hayk Demoyan, who wrote a book bearing the same title with the exhibition, and 80-years-old grandson of Shavarsh Qrisian, who were issuing Marmnamarz magazine during Ottoman period and exiled to Ayash in 1915, attended the opening of the exhibition. Alin Ozinian, by way of this exhibition, observes how the Armenians’ contribution to the sports culture of these lands was excluded from the official history and she makes room for a reckoning that is related to remembrance, oblivion and forgiveness.
The Bakırköy district had housed one small school built over 170 years ago by Ottoman Armenian notable Hovhannes Dadyan. "Moving to a new building after 171 years makes us all happy,” Surp Asdvadzadzin Church Foundation head Mesut Özdemir said.
The ceremony that was planned to be conducted on September 6 in The Church of the Holy Cross on Akhtamar Island is cancelled due to security concerns. Many people from Armenia and Armenian Diaspora was expected to attend the ceremony that has been conducted since 2011.