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TURKISH POLICE ATTEMPT TO ARREST DASHNAK MP
GIBRAHAYER e-magazineArmRadio.am 4.11.2006 - Turkish Police tried yesterday to arrest Armenian MP Gegham Manukyan, when the latter spoke about the Armenian Genocide during an international forum in Constantinople.
During the Newsxchange conference Turkish Prime Minister Rejeb Tayyib Erdogan reconfirmed the position of Ankara that there was no Armenian Genocide.
Member of the ARF Dashnaktsoutiun - Gegham Manukyan - emphasized the fact that member of the Turkish Parliament Grigor Zohrap was caught and murdered. He noted also the Bolis is the city where on April 24, 1915 the Genocide started with mass detention of Armenian intellectuals. Gegham Manukyan called on the Turkish society to start investigating "the dark pages of own history and acknowledge the fact of the Genocide." "Recognition will allow the two states to take the path of peaceful coexistence," said the Deputy. Gegham Manukyan raised a poster reading, "Turkey must have the courage to recognize the Armenian Genocide."
Following the speech, police surrounded Gegham Manukyan, trying to take him out of the conference hall and arresting him. However, the journalists did not allow this.
Organisers of the forum declared they would join the Armenian parliamentarian in case he is arrested. 160TH ANNIVERSARY CONVOCATION SERVICE IN NICOSIA - CYPRUS
Gibrahayer Nicosia - November 10, 2006 - In line with the re-organizational efforts of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Cyprus, a special convocation service was held on Saturday, October 28, 2006, at 5:00 pm in Nicosia, Cyprus. The service was dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Evangelical Church and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Evangelical Church building in Nicosia, presently under Turkish occupation. The occupied church had been built in 1946.
GIBRAHAYER e-magazineArchbishop Varoujan Hergelian, Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Cyprus, Mr. Vartkes Mahdessian, Armenian representative in the Cypriot Parliament and his wife Maggy, Rev. Hercules Panayiotides, pastor of the Greek Evangelical Church in Nicosia, Representatives of the Armenian political parties and cultural organizations, and members of the Armenian community from Limassol, Nicosia, and Larnaca were among the attendees.
After warm words of welcome from Mrs. Arda Jebejian, the service continued by a reading from the book of Psalms and a hymn of worship and praise. Mrs. Nevart Kassouni shared a brief testimony from the life of the Armenian Evangelical community in Cyprus. Mr. Louder Nassanian read a poem by Jacque Hagopian and offered a prayer of thanksgiving. Ms Yevnige Nassanian, accompanied by Mr. Hovig Nassanian, and Vahe and Alik Jebejian, playing on the piano and the flute, offered musical interludes. In his message for the day, Mr. Hrayr Jebejian touched upon the educational, social, religious, and cultural contributions of the Armenian Evangelical Church, pinpointed the challenges facing the Armenian community in Cyprus, and stressed the importance of working together as members of one community.
Mr. Vartkes Mahdessian and His Eminence Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian read congratulatory notes and underlined the imperative of joining efforts for a brighter future in the diaspora. The service concluded by singing Hayr Mer followed by the Bahbanitch by Archbishop Hergelian. A reception followed the service.
The Armenian Evangelical Church in Cyprus is a member of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE). The re-organizational efforts are in line with the strategy underlined by the UAECNE, which are to resume the ministry and mission of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Cyprus. The Armenian Evangelical Church had ceased its activities after the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.
From left to right: Arda Jebejian, Hrayr Jebejian, Louder Nassanian, MP Vartkes
Mahdessian, Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian 1OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY THE HELLENIC PARLIAMENT, CELEBRATED IN ATHENS LAST SATURDAY
(Azat Or - Athens - November 7, 2006 - click here for Azat Or website) During a dinner organized by the Armenian National Committee of Greece and in the presence of Greek officials, members of the European Armenian Federation, representatives of Armenian associations and a big number of sympathizers, the former president of the Hellenic Parliament Mr. Apostolos Kaklamanis and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the European parliament Mr. Antonis Samaras were honoured by ANC of Greece for their contribution to the success of the recognition process carried out in the Hellenic Parliament and the governmental circles.
Commemorative plaques were offered to the guests of honour, handed by Mr. Vahan Hovhannessian, Vice President of the Armenian parliament and member of the Political Bureau of the Dashnaktsoutiun Party, to Mr. Kaklamanis and by Mr. Georgi Petrossian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, to Mr. Samaras.
The Chairwoman of the European Armenian Federation, Mrs. Hilda Choboian gave a speech, thanking the two officials for their past and continuing support to the Armenian Cause and gave a presentation on the activities of the European Armenian Federation.
In the general enthusiasm, created by the event, donations were made amounting to more than 40,000 Euros. These proceeds will go to the European Armenian Federation in support of their activities and efforts in the request of justice for the first genocide perpetrated in modern times. GIBRAHAYER e-magazine
Picture above - While in Athens, Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly Vahan Hovhanessyan and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Georgi Petrosyan had a series of meetings. While Georgi Petrosyan visited four Armenian schools in Athens, Vahan Hovhanesyan met with the Vice President of the Greek Parliament, Yiorgos Sourlas.
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News in Brief
The United Armenian Fund, through a generous grant from the Lincy Foundation, is donating a total of $4.5 million to all 28 Armenian schools throughout Lebanon. This contribution is prompted by the economic crisis of the past few years, which was aggravated by the devastating attack on Lebanon last summer.
Javier Solana, EU High Representative for CFSP met Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, on Tuesday, 7 November. The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of developments in EU-Azerbaijan relations,including relations in the field of energy and the adoption of the EU-Azerbaijan ENP Action Plan, as well as political and economic reforms in Azerbaijan. During the meeting, matters of regional interest, as well as that of Karabakh was also discussed.
A delegation of the Cyprus Chapter of the Social Democratic Hunchakian Party headed by Hagop Dikranian met with the Chairman of EDEK Socialist Party of Cyprus Yiannakis Omirou. The meeting was held at EDEK offices and issues of mutual concerns were discussed.
Settlement cheques totalling 7,954,362.24 US dollars will be distributed this week to more than 2,500 Armenian descendants of victims massacred in the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The cheques are a share of a multi million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit brought against New York Life Insurance Company for unpaid life insurance benefits. In addition, 3 million has been already distributed to various Armenian charitable organizations.
Its upcoming progress report on Turkey, the EU urges Turkey to open its border with Armenia, stressing that this would be an important step forward in the establishment of good neighbourly relations between the two countries and would boost trade relations.
A Turkish team of hackers created in 2003 and calling itself RSF (Rooting Sabotage Forced) hacked 900 French websites in the last weeks after the October 12 Armenian bill. Websites belonging to French Town halls, universities, institutions like that of the College of France, "Science.gouv.fr", and of course Armenian Diaspora, were all victims of the Turkish hackers.
SCREAMERS - A System of Down documentary
GIBRAHAYER e-magazineSystem Of A Down have lent their voice, music, and support to a ground-breaking new film called Screamers, which had its acclaimed world debut on November 2, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA as part of the prestigious AFI Film Festival.
Directed by the award-winning, humanitarian activist Carla Garapedian, Screamers is an internationally produced documentary that covers the history of modern-day genocide and genocide denial, beginning with the Armenian Genocide in 1915, and how the world's inaction lead to other massacres.
System Of A Down have always worked to spread the message about official Armenian Genocide Recognition within the U.S. and other world powers that have yet to formally acknowledge that it took place. The band felt compelled to work with this unique project that hauntingly illustrates how the denial of those crimes lead to more genocides of the 20th Century- from the Holocaust to Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda...and all the way to present-day Darfur.
Using SOAD's music as the backdrop to historical footage and current accounts from genocide survivors, Screamers presents some of the great questions of our time: Can we stop genocide? Do we really mean 'never again'? And how can we take action to prevent atrocities of this magnitude from happening in the future?
Beginning Friday, January 12, 2006, Screamers will be hitting theaters in markets such as: New York City, Detroit, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Fresno and Boston.
Please take the time to see this important film, and stay tuned to www.systemofadown.com for more information on release dates and cities.
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* Ajax started their UEFA Cup Group F campaign with a 3-0 win against FK Austria Wien. Two goals were scored in each half from Dutch international
Huntelaar, while the third one came from Armenian striker Edgar Manucharyan.
* AYMA / HMEM collected their first point against Acropolis in a 2-2 draw last Saturday that saw Raffi Kesterlian and Andrew Konyalian scoring for the Armenian team.
* On Friday Ararat AGBU Futsal team, defeated the GCE School of Careers 3-2. Scorers for Ararat were Igor Dassaev who scored twice and Serje Nazaretyan.
Zaruhi Harutyunyan arrives in the United States
A new challenge has began for Zaruhi Harutyunyan, who will be testing her strokes on the professional tour in the United States, after her successes in 2006 saw her jump from 1245 to the top 200 that included five ITF championships, two of them in Turkey.
She arrived in the United States today and we will keep you updated of her progress through the pages of this e-magazine.
We urge our readers - specially in the United States - to drum up support for her and make her dream of success their own.
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Wednesday November 8, at 7:30 pm - Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association presents "The Genocide in Me", a documentary by Canadian Armenian Araz Artinian at Cineplex 1, followed by question and answer with the filmmaker during dinner at AYMA. For more information contact: Arto Tavitian at 99633715, Tickets: 5cyp.
Wednesday November 8, at 10:00 pm - Marie Louise Kouyoumdjian sings at Enallax Club in the old city of Nicosia, with the resident rock band.
Sunday November 12, at 1:00 pm - Armenian Relief Society (HOM) Sossee Cyprus Charity Lunch at AYMA. Entrance 5:00
Sunday November 26, at 4:00 pm - Armenian Relief Society (HOM) Sossee Chapter Annual Charity Tea / Bazaar at Holiday Inn in Nicosia.
Saturday December 2, at 5:00 pm - The Armenian Evangelical Church Service will take place in the Greek Evangelical Church, 20 Gladstone street - Nicosia
Saturday December 2, at 8:00 pm - Jashgerouyt / Khrakhjank at AYMA with resident Armenian Band.
Tuesday December 12, at 8:00 pm - Musical Evening by Zakar and Camila Keshishian (flute and piano) organised by Hamazkayin's Cyprus Oshagan Chapter at Kasteliotissa Hall in Nicosia.
Monday December 25 at 9:00 pm - AYMA / HMEM Annual Ball at the Cyprus Hilton - Nicosia.
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