Historian Stefan Ihrig authored another important book titled as “Justfiying Genocide” that is published by Harvard University Press. In this book, Ihrig discussed the Germans' view of the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler and we talked to him about the background and the factors that led to this historical attitude of Germans toward Armenians.
Arlene Voski Avakian, Head of University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, came to Turkey for the first time in 2009 for attending Workshop in memory of Hrant Dink. Last summer, she went to Kastamonu, which is her family's motherland, following the traces of her family. Avakian sincerely wrote what she had been feeling before this journey, what she felt while she was seeking for the traces of her family and her encounter with the locals of Kastamonu and experience in a government office.
2015 was really important, since it is the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Preparations started months ago and the people were waiting for what will happen with bated breath. We covered the events throughout the year, but some questions prepossessed us toward the end of the year: “How was 2015 in terms of recognizing 1915?” and “What have Armenian community in Turkey done in terms of producing ideas and activities?” In order to find answers to those questions, we talked to the people who are actively working on these issues and producing ideas. Moreover, we talked to people from Armenia. Majority agrees that there is some progress, but it is obvious that there are still many things that should be achieved.
They were in Iraq and run away from ISIS. Their fate brought them to Yozgat. They live in hard conditions. UN couldn’t schedule any appointment for immigration application before 2022. They don’t know how they can live in these conditions for 7 years. The only thing they want is to meet with their relatives. Vartan Estukyan listened to the stories of the new Armenians of Yozgat.
Today, in Agos’ archive, there is Surp Kevork Church known as “The Red Church”. Recently, its door was broken down by the security forces. In 2013, Agos published a story on this historical church and the last Armenians in Derik.
We talked to Özcan Alper about his movie “Memories of the Wind” and the issue of representing the disaster.
Berge Arabian was on Mytlini and spent a day with the refugees there. He wrote and photographed their hopes, dreams and fears.
Today, in Agos' archive, there is the story of Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Armenian Church that is affiliated to Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople. In 1998, it was confiscated by the General Directorate of Foundations.
Today in Agos’ archive, there is a report about the reasons why the Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan hadn’t attended the food offerings (“love tables”). Since 2008, he has been in Surp Pırgiç Hospital because of his serious illness.
Today, in Agos' archive, there is "1936 Declaration".Consituting the ground for seizing the properties of the minority foundations, "1936 Declaration" was the subject of a news report that was published in Agos in 1988.