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Archive for May 14th, 2009

220 Armenian Intellectuals Exiled in 1915 Commemorated

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET On 24 April 1915, over 200 Armenian intellectuals were exiled and then killed. The Human Rights Association commemorated this loss to Armenian, Ottoman and Turkish society. The Human Rights Association’s (İHD) Committee against Racism and Discrimination commemorated 24 April 1915, the day that Armenians worldwide recognise as the beginning of the forced […]

“Armenian Women in Turkey Are Doubly Discriminated Against”

Semir YORULMAZ BIANET Writer Karin Karakaşlı spoke at a panel on “The other’s other: Armenian women”, saying that every identity requires labour and has a price. Kayuş Çalıkman Gavrilof spoke of the need for women to organise. “We are ostracised for being Armenian, and then, as if that was not enough, we are ostracised again […]

Agos Newspaper Interview with Kürkçü on Armenian Question

Robert KOPTAŞ AGOS Robert Koptaş from the Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos interviews bianet’s Ertuğrul Kürkçü, following the latter’s article entitled “An apology owed”, published in Turkish on bianet’s website on 19 January 2009. The article “An apology owed” which Ertuğrul Kürkçü wrote for bianet on 19 January 2009, the second anniversary of the murder of Agos […]

School Books are Turkish, Muslim, Male, Heterosexual and Racist

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET The findings of the second project of monitoring Turkish school books for human rights violations, run by the History Foundation and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, have been published as a book. “…The father is the person who makes the living for the family. The mother is the father’s hepler, and […]

Friends and Family Commemorate Hrant Dink

Bawer ÇAKIR BIANET Journalist Aydin spoke about the hope which Dink, as a socialist Armenian, inspired in others. Dalkıran summarised the events of the murder trial so far. On Saturday, 17 January, the Nor Zantonk organisation held a commemorative event for Hrant Dink, the Armenian-Turkish journalist who was murdered on 19 January, exactly two years […]