Showing posts with label Armenia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Armenia. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Heads of Armenian security service, police dismissed at new PM's request

mass protests
Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has dismissed the head of the security service and the police chief at the request of newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the presidential press service said on Thursday.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Armenia to Get New PM on May 8 after Turmoil, Says Ruling Party

a day of civil disobedience
The head of Armenia's ruling party in parliament said on Thursday that the country would get a new prime minister on May 8 after more than two weeks of street protests which have rocked Russia's close ally.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Supporters of Armenian Opposition Leader Vow to Hold Rally 'Until Victory'

Nikol Pashinyan
Supporters of Nikol Pashinyan, an Armenian opposition figure and the only candidate for the post of country’s prime minister, told Sputnik on Tuesday they would hold a rally on Yerevan’s central Republic Square until their leader’s victory.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Armenia's new president, acting PM, pay homage to 1915 genocide victims

eternal flame at Tsitsernakaberd
The president of Armenia, its acting prime minister and other high-ranking government and ecclesiastical authorities officially paid a visit Tuesday to a memorial dedicated to the victims of what has become known as the country's 1915 genocide.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Armenia scraps deal with Turkey meant to normalise relations

Armenia scraps deal with Turkey meant to normalise relations
Armenia has scrapped a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in a failed attempt to normalise relations between the two countries, the Armenian president’s press service said on Thursday.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Turkey Summons Dutch Diplomat over Armenian Genocide Decision

Armenian Genocide
Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d‘affaires on Friday to complain about the Netherlands parliament recognizing the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Turkey’s Parliament Bans the Use of the Terms "Armenian Genocide", “Kurdistan,” and “Kurdish regions.”

Turkey’s Parliament
As part of a package of measures aimed to change internal procedural rules of the Turkish parliament, the legislature’s constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the word “Armenian Genocide” from being used in legislative body.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Iran urges Azerbaijan, Armenia to exercise self-restraint

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi called on Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia to exercise self-restraint, saying that dialogue and negotiations are peaceful channels for settlement of disputes.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Armenian lawmaker banned from Turkish parliament for using the term genocide

A Turkish-Armenian member of parliament was temporarily banned from Turkey's National Assembly after he used the term genocide to describe the deaths of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago, media reported on Saturday.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Russia and Armenia to create joint defense force in Caucasus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a proposal by the Russian government to establish a joint group of Russian and Armenian forces in the Caucasus region to deal with potential attacks on either country.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Turkey May Leave EU Program Over Genocide Row

”Turkey may leave the Creative Europe Program due to a continuing row over the mass murder of Armenians in 1915,” said Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı, adding that Turkey would not be harmed by the decision.

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