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Dear Friends,
I do not even remotely know who might have unsubscribed me. I never, ever asked to cancel my subscription.
I enjoy reading news from my beloved Cyprus and elsewhere about our people, fellow-Armenians. I was born, grew up, and visit the island as often as I can, if not yearly, at the very least every other year. We had a lovely holiday in Cyprus last August. My wife, Araxi, sister Hasmig and I look forward re-visiting the island, once again where we shall be flying mid-August.
Please, please confirm that my subscription remains intact.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Garabed Keshishian


Dear Simon,
I am very pleased to see that new readers are acknowledging as I do, your great effort of keeping Armenians aware of all major activities that interests them around the world.
Moreover, you are placing Cyprus and its small Armenian Community, so brilliantly on the map of our Diasporan history.
I wish you and your colleagues continued determination and dedication to serve our nation.
Best wishes
Vazken Terzian - Canada


I am a American with Spanish blood and have recently started reading your e-magazine and have become very interested in the Armenian movement for the Turkish, and the rest of the world for that matter, to recognise the Armenian Genocide.
To give you a brief summary of what started my interest in the Armenian Genocide: A Woman of course…my future wife is from Armenia now living in Southern California with her family for the past 15 years. Of course given the fact that I am not Armenian has made thing over the past couple of years very difficult for us to seem what was almost impossible; a marriage between a Non-Armenian and a full blooded born Armenian. But I am thankful to say that we now have the full family’s consent and I couldn’t be happier. What I have discovered over the past few years in being involved with the Armenian Community goes against everything I, as an 5th generation American, ever though or was every told about Armenians. Armenians are some of the most kind hearted, loving and beautiful people I have ever meet and any American (or non-Armenian) should feel proud and blessed to be privileged enough to surround themselves with Armenians!
So, enough about me and back to the real reason why I’m writing you. I have been learning to read, write and speak Eastern Armenian. I also have been studying Armenian history…more specifically the Armenian Genocide. Until recently I was completely ignorant to the fact that there was an Armenian Genocide and it really burns me up inside how a nation (Turkey) continues to deny any wrong doing. And what is worse off, they do it with an attitude of arrogance.
In doing research on the Internet about the Armenian Genocide I’ve noticed a couple of things that maybe you or your readers can assist me on.
I’ve researched many websites and books regarding the Armenian Genocide and all…I mean ALL posted documentations are written by a party which has a direct interest in the matter: They are either Armenian writers/publishers or Turkish writers/publishers. This automatically gives the writers/publishers a bias standpoint and could be subjected to criticism and denial.
My question is: Is there any publication of the Armenian Genocide which is an independent institution which does not have any affiliation with either party…The Armenians or Turkish?
Second question: Why is it that Armenians go so unrecognised? I consider myself an intelligent person and before I started my relationship with my fiancé (whom is Armenian) I knew little of Armenians and/or the Armenian Genocide.
Hope you can help me out…
By the way I love your e-magazine it helps me as a person become more cultured.
Thank You,
Brian Santos - California

Dear Brian,
I am posting your email and email address for our subscribers to respond to you.
Simon Aynedjian

Dear Simon,
Well done with Gibrahayer. My father sent me a copy forwarded from my cousin, Doreen Nahabedian...and I've now subscribed.
I'm impressed with the range of topics you cover...
Hope to catch up one of these years!
Kind regards
Larry Day - Southampton
Letters and Articles
- Article in Phileleftheros - The Debate Continues
Diary Section
- AGBU fails to attend Court - - Where is the "later will"?

•Turkish author Orhan Pamuk was awarded German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association peace prize, German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung informed on June 22. The paper gave its appraisal of Pamuk's literature noting that it is in his works in contemporary literature that Muslim Turkey meets Europe. The paper also writes about the writer's views on Armenian Genocide and his disapproval of Turkish stance.
•European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has called for a "serious debate" about Turkey's membership bid to the EU. He said the prospect of Turkey joining the union was partly responsible for voters in France and the Netherlands rejecting the EU constitution. But he said members should respect their commitment to starting entry talks with Ankara on 3 October. He stressed there was no guarantee that negotiations would lead to membership.
•On June 20 New Jersey approved a joint resolution commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, while the state-appointed education commission announced a comprehensive curriculum on the Genocide. The joint resolution states that it "recognises the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and acknowledges the criminal mistreatment of the Armenians by the governments of the Ottoman Empire as an issue of international and historic significance."
•Armenian security services said that a Turkish national, suspected of smuggling antique books out of the country was arrested, having in his possession books from the 17th to 20th centuries, and was suspected of trying to secretly take them aboard a flight to Turkey.
•Murat Mercan, deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and head of the Turkish delegation at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, said that an Armenia mention in the preamble of the Armenian constitution considers eastern Turkey theirs. Eastern Anatolia is widely accepted as 'western Armenia' by the Armenians. "While Armenia wants good neighbourly relations under international law, it does not recognise
the Turkish border," he concluded.
•QUOTE OF THE WEEK by Abdullah Gul "Most important for us at the present time is the development of a new strategy [towards the Armenian Genocide], which is so necessary in our fight. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working intensely in this direction.
•An armed masked man robbed a shop, killed a policeman and escaped in Vayk, Vayots Dzor region. Police reported that he broke into a shop, firing into the ceiling and took 50,000 AMD, cigarettes and sweets. Coming out of the shop he shot and killed killed police sergeant Vahe Dovlatyan and fired at him. A nation-wide hunt has began for the apprehension of the criminal.
•His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, arrived in Detroit, MI, to a joyous welcome on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. Though not his first visit to the area, it was his first as Catholicos.
•Delegates of ARF Dashnaktsoutiun Youth Organisation, to the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) meeting in Constantinople , told a news conference on Thursday in Yerevan that 90 years after the Armenian Genocide, they spoke and lobbied openly about the Armenian Genocide in Turkey by even distributing Genocide material.

•Wimbledon Championships in England. 18 seed David Nalbandian erased a 0-2 deficit to win against Scottish wild card Andrew Murray 6-7, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 and on Monday he secured a place in the quarter finals by ousting Richard Gasquet of France 6-4, 7-6, 6-0.
Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria lost to seed five Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia while Greek Champion Eleni Danilidou - after shocking the world number seven Justin Henen Herdanne - crashed out in the third round to 26 seed Flavia Pannetta of Italy.
•Friday's draw for the first and second qualifying rounds of the 2005-2006 Champions League tournament (home teams for first leg listed first):Champions League.
First Qualifying Round: (First leg July 12-13; second leg July 19-20)
FC Haka (Finland) vs. Pyunik (Armenia), Neftchi (Azerbaijan) vs. FH Hafnarfjordur (Iceland), Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) vs. Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyprus)
Second Qualifying Round: (First leg July 26-27; second leg Aug. 2-3)
Valerenga (Norway) vs. FC Haka-Pyunik winner, Dinamo Minsk- Anorthosis Famagusta winner vs. Trabzonspor (Turkey)
•ITF Seniors World Tennis Championships in October 2005 at Club Ali Bey in Antalya on the Turkish Riviera.
•Eleon Tennis Championships. ( In a first-time appearance in the seniors tour, former Cyprus No.1 Loucas Christofides ended Simon Aynedjian's 2005 unbeaten run in the semi finals of the +35 men's singles event, 6-4, 7-6.

g i b r a h a y c a l e n d a r

•Photography Exhibition by Sebouh Voskeritchian. Opening Monday 4th of July, 2005 at 8:00 pm at the St.Raphael Hotel in Limassol. Duration until 6th of July. Opening hours from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Sebouh Vosgeritchian is the fourth generation of the well known family Armenian photographer Edward
•STUDENTS CULTURAL FORUM July 21 – August 3 in Yerevan, Armenia
Interested in taking part in a culturally, intellectually, and socially stimulating program especially tailored for Armenian university students? If so, come and discover the various facets of our rich Armenian culture and heritage offered by The HAMAZKAYIN STUDENTS CULTURAL FORUM
For more information and application forms please contact:
USA East Coast: Sevag Shirzoyan , USA West Coast: Shoushig Arslanian CANADA Lalai Manjikian, , EUROPE Sella Tenjoukian (London) Hourig Baghdassarian (Paris) , MIDDLE EAST Arin Kalousdian (Lebanon) ARMENIA Tamar Shahbazian (Yerevan Office) , Arto Tavitian (Cyprus)
•AKTI: Coasts Without Frontiers, Age group:18-25. Dates/Duration: August 20-27. Location: Polis Chrysochous camp site. Contact: Kyriaki Demetriou; Tel: 22 45848548454; Email: A multicultural environmental youth camp will bring together 30 Cypriot t youth between 18 and 25 years old, from Greek-Cypriot, Turkish-Cypriot, Maronite and Armenian communities of Cyprus. The project will focus on coastal areas of Cyprus, both at the north and the south, aiming at the protection and preservation of the Cyprus coastal ecosystem by promoting knowledge-based society. The camp will take place for a week in August and will feature environmental workshops, facilitated discussions, field visits to the coast, clean-up activities and a final poster production.
•Three months left until the 72nd Annual AYF Olympics, expected to draw thousands of Armenians from all over the world to Washington, DC September 1-5, 2005. In the three-day get-together a rich cultural programme is scheduled as well. Nune Yesayan kicks off the weekend with a barahantes. Also featuring Nersik Ispirian, the Michael Gostanian Ensemble, the Aravod Ensemble. The All Stars will close the weekend with John Berberian on the oud, Onnik Dinkjian’s Vocals, Hachig Kazarian on clarinet, Roger Krikorian on the dumbeg and vocals, and Ara Dinkjian on Keyboards. Rooms are filling up fast, so make sure you book your room online. You can even buy your HyePass and purchase your Ad Book ad .
•Armenian musical duo of Jean Davidian and Marie Louise Kouyoumdjian perform at the Palm Beach Hotel in Larnaca every Saturday.
•AYMA/HMEM Chicco Football practises take place every Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for children starting from the age of 7. Contact Krikor Mahdessian on 99650897.
•Armenian Radio Hour on The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation via real audio on . Broadcast 17:00-18:00 local Cyprus time (14:00-15:00 GMT). Armenian news every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
•The Armenian Prelature announces that the next permit for the Armenian Cemetery visitation at Ayios Dhometios on the Green line, is on Sunday July 12, 2005
•Every Wednesday from 7-8 pm (Cyprus time + 2 GMT) on CyBC's Trito, Puzant Nadjarian presents the "History of the Blues". Internet edition on

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