Syrian peace negotiations that started in Geneva remains on the agenda of Turkey and the world; it is wondered whether those negotiations will bring any solution. Recently, the meetings are suspended until February 25. Agos columnist Vicken Cheterian, who closely watches the developments, pictures the current condition of the process.
After 2 years, Geneva meetings started yesterday. UN Syria Representative Staffan de Mistura, the moderator of the meetings, met with the opposition yesterday and today, he will meet with the delegation of Esad Regime.
PYD co-chair Salih Müslim made statements about Geneva meeting. Saying that they haven't received an invitation, Müslim stated, “If we don't attend the meeting, the peace process would be imperiled.”
Mostly populated by Armenians, Kesab town was struck with two missiles. There is no casualties.
Visa requirement between Turkey and Syria will put into effect again starting from today.
“Fade to Black” video of “Maajooneh” released online 2 weeks ago and shared over and over. We talked to Farah and Amer from “Maajooneh” about their lives under the pressure of Asad regime and ISIS, their journey to Istanbul and plans for future.
According to the report of International Organization for Migration (IOM), over 1 million immigrants reached Europe overland and by sea. And 3695 people died on the way to a new life.
Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) released a list of churches in Syria which were destroyed by ISIS and other radical Islamist groups. In the list, there are 3 Armenian churches.
Berge Arabian was on Mytlini and spent a day with the refugees there. He wrote and photographed their hopes, dreams and fears.