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40 Days of Musa Dagh, 40 Days of Camp Armen

A hundred years ago, a nation was intended to be destroyed systematically. Some of this nation resisted against this fascism intended to exterminate them and survived. Armenians resisted against the death decrees announced for them by the rulers. This resistance became the cry of people. A 100 years later, today, the resistance of us in […]

Row over Istanbul Armenian orphanage site rumbles on

Bgnews Now the Council of Europe could become embroiled in the dispute which has revived issues regarding Turkey’s minority groups and their property rights. This is despite claims from the landowner that he intends to return the building to the religious foundation from which it was expropriated in the 1980s. Camp Armen, a historic building in the […]

‘We’re Still Here’: Protesters Enter Day 31 of Camp Armen Occupation

Armenian Weekly Protesters entered day 31 of a live-in demonstration at Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul on June 5. After weeks of protest, the current owner of the campground Fatih Ulusoy said he would sign the transfer of the property over to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Evangelical […]

Nor Zartonk: False Reports of Kamp Armen Deed Return is an Election Ploy

Massispost The Nor Zartonk, civil society group representing Turkey’s Armenian community, condemned false reports that the deed for former Armenian orphanage Kamp Armen has been returned to the Gedikpasa Armenian Proestant Church Foundation and called the false reports a ploy for votes in the run-up to Sunday’s election during a press conference held in Istanbul […]

“The genocide continues”: Kamp Armen under threat

Joris LEVERIN kielarowski.net In Turkey the cultural genocide of minority groups continues. Now, a Gezi-like resistance movement tries to turn the tide and build a common future. The spirit of resistance has taken root in Tuzla, a wealthy, beachside suburb on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Getting off the bus, an hours’ drive from the Bosporus […]

Armenian orphanage’s deed turns into election ruse

  Today’s Zaman The Nor Zartonk, a civil society group representing Turkey’s Armenian community, condemned false reports that the deed for a former Armenian orphanage widely referred to as Camp Armen has been returned to the Gedikpaşa Armenian Proestant Church Foundation and called the false reports a ploy for votes in the run-up to Sunday’s […]

Struggle over Camp Armen Continues

Asbarez Armenian campaigners in Istanbul are calling for the “unconditional” return of a historic building at the center of a demolition row, Anadolu Agency reports. Now the Council of Europe could become embroiled in the dispute which has revived issues regarding Turkey’s minority groups and their property rights. This is despite claims from the landowner […]

Kamp Armen waits for its deed

Agos The process for the return of Kamp Armen has reached the final stage, however, the necessary procedures have not been fulfilled. Official procedures need to be completed for the deed to be registered under the foundation’s name. The final stage in the return of Kamp Armen to its rightful owners has approached the end. […]

Turkey’s Armenian community waiting to regain ownership over symbolic building in Istanbul

In what could end up as a victory for popular mobilization in Istanbul, Turkey’s Armenian community is waiting to regain ownership over the former Gedikpasa orphanage, also known as Kamp Armen, which was intended to be demolished in order to build apartments. Orphanage land owner Fatih Ulusoy has said he is ready to transfer it […]