Message of the President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Dear Compatriots in Armenia, Artsakh, and Spyurk (Diaspora),

This year, the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is commemorated in accordance with a protocol forced on us by the pandemic. However, our tribute to the memory of our holy martyrs has never been measured by the visits to the Genocide Memorial in Yerevan or other memorials dedicated to the Armenian Genocide.

We remember our victims all the time and everywhere, no matter where in the world we are. We pray for them in our souls and minds, name by name. Remembrance and the pain of loss, intertwined with our resolve to win and achieve justice by being alive, has been with us for the last 105 years.
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Turkey may face reparation demands after U.S. recognises Armenian genocide – Turkish politician

Ahmet Taşgetiren
AHVAL

Armenians in the United States may seek a reparations ruling after the U.S. House of Representatives’ on Tuesday voted in favour of recognising the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide, a veteran Turkish politician said.
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‘Genocide Reparations are crucial, land is necessary for the Republic of Armenia’: Interview with president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars Henry Theriault

“If we don’t have a reparative process soon for the Armenian Genocide, the damage to Armenia might become so great that we won’t really be talking about Armenia Republic in 50 years.”

Henry Theriault is the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), and associate vice president for academic affairs at Worcester State University.

Dr.Theriault was invited to Toronto in April 2019 by the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee to take part in the 104th commemoration ceremony as a keynote speaker. Despite his tight schedule, he made time for an exclusive interview with Horizon Weekly Toronto special correspondent Sarin Poladian.

Below is a transcript of our video interview with Dr.Henry Theriault.

By Sarin Poladian

Horizon Weekly

June 6, 2019
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“Transnational Justice: The Road To Reparations”

PASADENA (Asbarez)—Hundreds of community leaders and members, scholars and activists gathered at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 6 and 7 for the 4th Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region Grassroots Conference to hear experts in law, politics, media discuss modes of advocacy in the active pursuit of the Armenian Cause.

The conference kicked off on Friday evening with an exclusive screening of the much-anticipated documentary “Architects of Denial” followed by a welcoming reception of the two-day conference that continued on Saturday, October 7 at the same location.
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Before We Talk about Armenian Genocide Reparations, There Is Another Accounting Due

Did the USSR Really Lose the Cold War? Maybe as a Whole, but Some Have Turned Loss into Staggering Advantage and Profit. Now It’s Time They Pay for the Damage They Have Done—and Are Doing—Before It’s Too Late.

By Henry Theriault
From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Beyond History

In addition to other topics and audiences, I speak somewhat frequently on the legacy of the Armenian Genocide to and with primarily Armenian audiences in the United States and around the world. Quite often, community members and even academics assume I am a historian. I have to correct them—at least when I have the opportunity. I don’t mean to suggest that I am insulted by being considered a historian, but as I tell people, that’s just not what I do. Now that I am more recognized for work on reparations, the misidentification sometimes shifts to assuming I am a lawyer or legal scholar. Again, the correction.

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Turkish Scholar Discusses Armenian Genocide Reparations

Turkish scholar Sait Çetinoğlu
Turkish scholar Sait Çetinoğlu
YEREVAN (Armenpress)—It is hard to expect confrontation from Turkey, from a society which created its whole world through taking the neighbor’s wife, girl, work and fields. It is very difficult to overcome the moral and psychological situation which was created in 1915, Turkish scholar Sait Çetinoğlu said.

He stated that the Armenian Genocide was committed by the party-army-people cooperation, that’s why we deal with the issue of collective responsibility. “Besides the fact that Turkish people gained material interest from the Genocide, they declared the perpetrators of that crime as their heads which is another issue of responsibility. From this perspective, the recognition of the Genocide will mean destruction of paradigm of the country’s foundation,” he said.
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HDP Calls for Genocide Recognition, Reparations, Return of Stolen Property

HDP-620x264ANKARA, Turkey (ARMENIAN WEEKLY)—The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey released a statement on April 24 condemning the Turkish government’s denial of the Armenian Genocide and urging a full restoration of justice. Specifically, the HDP called for recognition of the genocide of Armenians and Syriacs (Assyrians), reparations for genocide victims, and the return of all seized and appropriated properties taken during and after the crime.

The statement also called for the lifting of the unilateral blockade imposed by Turkey on Armenia; the removal of genocide denial and hate speech from Turkish textbooks; an end to Turkey’s policy of racial and religious profiling; and the granting of citizenship to all those who trace their roots to the country.
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Genocide Reparations: A Matter of International Urgency in 2016

Thomas-Samuelian
By Tom Samuelian

If the horrors of 2015 and 2016 have taught us nothing else, it is that genocide reparations in 2016 are more pressing than a century ago – and not primarily for the Armenian victims and their descendants, but for international peace and security. The consequences of impunity for the Armenian Genocide have compounded for a century and now once again threaten the security of the community of nations. As the past year’s public statements and centennial events made amply clear, the Armenian Genocide has been recognized, over and again, even by those
countries and leaders that from time to time stammer at uttering the word. Paradoxically, this has multiplied the hazard of impunity. Commemoration without atonement teaches the wrong lesson. Continue reading →

Raymond Kevorkian: Genocide recognition phase is over, time to pursue reparations

There is a consensus in scholarly community on the fact of the Armenian Genocide

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“The Armenian Genocide already has enough international recognition [there is also a consensus on this in the scholarly community]; now it is time to concentrate on the question of reparations”, said renowned French-Armenian historian, Professor at the University of Paris VIII, Saint-Denis Raymond Kevorkian in an exclusive interview with Nvard Chalikyan from Panorama.am. Dr. Kevorkian also emphasized the importance of Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide, as he believes Turkey continues to pose a threat to Armenia as long as it hasn’t recognized this crime.

Below is the complete interview.     

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Armenian Genocide Reparations Issue at the Twelfth Conference of the IAGS

Armenia - President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, 8 July 2015.
Armenia – President Serzh Sargsyan addresses a conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, 8Jul2015.


The Twelfth Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
took place in Yerevan between July 8 and 12, 2015. The theme of our Twelfth Conference was entitled Comparative Analysis of 20th Century Genocides. On July 12, one concurrent session discussed the “Armenian Genocide Reparations Issue.” Edita Gzoyan, Henry Theriault and Tamar Ankeshian presented papers. These are their papers’ abstracts:

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