Monthly Archives: June 2008

Anti-Semitism in Azerbaijan/Part-2

 Two Synagogues Desecrated in Baku, Azerbaijan According to Alexander Rusetsky, the director of the Georgia Helsinki Group who went to Baku in February, two Baku synagogues were desecrated in the Fall of 1998. As the chairman of the synagogue of European Jews, Mikhail Bekker, told the Caucasus Bureau on the phone, the synagogue of European Jews was desecrated on October 17th in Baku,

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  • Armenian delegation is going to take part in 29th Summer Olympic Games in Beijing on August 8-24, said the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Armen Grigoryan, today. Armenia will have 25 rates of sportsmen and will present 7 types of sport, in particular, Greco-Roman Wrestling, boxing, weight lifting, track and field athletics, shooting, swimming and judo. Sport is in its highest level in the world that it is a must to get a certain rate and take part in Olympic games, and this is honorable for the country and the same is for Armenia too, said A. Grigoryan. According to the order all the Olympic committees which take part in the Olympic Games celebrate a national day in Beijing. According to the Minister, on August 11 Armenia will celebrate Armenian Day in Beijing. The President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan will also take part in the ceremony.


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Armenians in Turkey

The Armenian ethnoreligious elements in the Western Armenia Karen Khanlaryan The Armenians inhabited in Turkey are quite heterogeneous from the standpoint of internal relationships and by the extent of assimilation and represent different characteristic traits. Armenian patriarchy in Turkey, Archbishop Shnork Kaloustian, in 1980 said the following about provincial Armenians in Jerusalem: “I’ll present you four stratums of provincial Armenians as I have seen them: Armenians, who consciously and voluntarily became Muslims, have broken off from Armenians and live within Turks. These people are for about one million. Armenians, who were Islamized three generations ago, and live separately like Kurdish ashirets and don’t get mixed. Armenians who have gradually and willy-nilly became Muslims but have kept their Armenian spirit and while settled in Costantinapole they changed the word “Islam” in their passports into “ermeni” through the court. The innate provincial Armenians have remained Armenians in spite of all the difficulties and today constitute the majority of Armenians living in Istanbul”.

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Today and tomorrow on the live broadcast of Public TV the first round of children’s Eurovision 2008 Armenian song will take place. 200 applications have been received and selected 36 applications will compete for top ten. And those best ten applicants will compete for the second round which is scheduled on July 11.

The TV audience will select via SMS voting who will present Armenia this year. Children’s Eurovision 2008 will take place on November 22, 2008, in Cyprus. For the first time Azerbaijan will also take part in the competition.




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Iran strives to become the regional power-holder competing against Turkey.


Iran’s intention, or to be more exact, her wish to participate in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict regulation must be viewed from the point of view of its striving to become the regional power-holder.
Lately Iran has started to attract the attention of the world community more and more often. And the thing is not only in the permanent threats of the USA and Israel, but also of the fact that Tehran is trying to become the power-holder of the region. Iran’s real rival in this issue is Turkey, who does not have the support of the Arab countries. However, it is quite possible that the Islamic course of the Justice and Development Party (AKR) may help Turkey to overcome the difficulties with the Arab world.


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No decision without Karabakh opinion.

PanARMENIAN.Net/ On June 28, NKR President Bako Sahakian in Stepanakert met with OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs, Ambassadors Matthew Bryza (the U.S.), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) and Bernard Fassier (France) to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement.
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Lake Van glaciers melting

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Professor Ali Fuat Dogu, the head of Yuzuncu Yıl University’s department of geography, has warned that the glaciers feeding water to Lake Van, a closed lake situated in Eastern Turkey, are rapidly disappearing.

Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Professor Dogu said because the highest altitudes in Turkey are found in eastern Anatolia, most of the glaciers in the region are situated in close proximity to one another. Dogu said that apart from the area’s leading glacial mountains, Cilo and Sat, and Mt. Ararat, they had also found glacial masses around the districts of Gevas and Bahcesaray in Van. “These glaciers are the main water sources for the region and the rivers feeding Lake Van, and they now display a considerable amount of melting,” Dogu said, adding: “Our observations differ from previous reports on these areas from 30-40 years ago. These glaciers cannot survive another three years. We can clearly say that these glaciers are disappearing quickly.”
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