Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

Սարգիսը հայրենիքում ծառայելու հաստատ որոշում ուներ

ԵՐԵՎԱՆ, 18 ԱՊՐԻԼԻ, ԱՐՄԵՆՊՐԵՍ։ Այսօր ապրիլյան պատերազմի մասնակից, Թալիշում զոհված զինծառայող Սարգիս Սահակյանի ծննդյան օրն է։

Գարեգին Արք. Պէքճեան Վերադարձաւ Պոլիս

ՊՈԼԻՍ.- Պատրիարքական ընտրեալ տեղապահ Գարեգին արք. Պէքճեան երէկ (Չորեքշաբթի, 12 Ապրիլին-Խմբ.) Մարսէյլէն վերադարձաւ Պոլիս եւ այս օրերուն իր մասնակցութիւնը կը բերէ Աւագ շաբթուան եւ Ս. Զատիկի արարողութիւններուն:

«Հայը Պէտք Է Մտածի, Խորհի Հայերէն, Հայը Պէտք Է Հայաստանով Ապրի…»

ՀԱՐՑԱԶՐՈՅՑ «ԵՐԿՐԱՄԱՍ» ԹԵՐԹԻ ԽՄԲԱԳԻՐ ՏԻԳՐԱՆ ԹԱՒԱԴԵԱՆԻ ՀԵՏ

Վարեց՝ ՄԱՐԻԵՏԱ ՄԱԼՈՒՄԵԱՆ

Լրացաւ հայերի «Երկրամաս» թերթի քսանամեակը: Երկու տասնամեակների ընթացքում նրա խմբագիրն անընդմէջ եղել է Տիգրան Թաւադեանը: 90ականների սկզբին Կրասնոդարի Բժշկական ինստիտուտի հայրենասիրութեամբ տոգորուած ուսանողը իր շուրջը համախմբելով համախոհների, որոշեց հայկական թերթ հրատարակել: Նա չէր կարող անգամ մտածել, որ այդ նախաձեռնութիւնն արմատապէս կը փոխի իր ողջ կեանքը: Ինչեւէ, խօսքը տանք յոբելեարին.

Instead of a wall, an open door: Why Ethiopia welcomes an enemy’s refugees

Cultural similarities have helped Ethiopia absorb more than 160,000 refugees from Eritrea, despite a still-bitter border dispute. But the government has also put out the welcome mat for strategic reasons, at a time when many countries are doing the opposite.

James Jeffrey

Contributor

In Supporting Erdogan, Turks Cite Economic and Religious Gains

By PATRICK KINGSLEY –  The New York Times

ISTANBUL — Merve Arslan, a teacher, struggles to reconcile her own perception of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey with that of his critics. “He’s not a dictator,” Ms. Arslan, 28, said. “He’s a democrat.”

In Oman, a train-of-succession mystery: Who follows Qaboos?

The childless Sultan Qaboos, who used oil wealth to build the strategically placed nation into an important Gulf Arab player, has put in place a secretive succession process in an attempt to ensure stability, if only for the short term.

Taylor Luck

Correspondent

Why Trump’s palace intrigue matters

Chatter about who’s up (economic adviser Gary Cohn) and who’s down (chief strategist Steve Bannon) all seems like so much schoolyard gossip. But it’s a window on President Trump’s evolving policy positions. 

Linda Feldmann

Staff writer

Democracy Loses in Turkey

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD – The  New York

The best thing that can be said about Turkey’s constitutional referendum is that many voters — 48.7 percent of those casting ballots — opposed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s most outrageous move yet to solidify his autocratic rule.

More young Americans want moms to stay home. What’s behind that?

In the past 20 years, high school seniors have moved toward the view that it’s ideal if mothers can stay home with children – even though those seniors also support gender equality in the workplace.

Schuyler Velasco

Staff writer

The world’s greenest island

 How a group of gritty farmers turned Samsø, Denmark, into a premier global model of renewable energy.
Correspondent 

APRIL 16, 2017  

Trump calls Erdogan to congratulate him on contested referendum, Turkey says

By Carol Morello – The Washington Post

President Trump called to congratulate Turkish President ­Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after a referendum greatly expanding his powers, despite a more circumspect State Department response to Sunday’s vote, which international election observers declared unfair.

What Russia-gate Has Wrought

Exclusive: For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russia-gate, the sprawling conspiracy theory that Russia had somehow put Donald Trump in the White House, but suddenly the “scandal” disappeared, notes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

A Personal Look Inside Modern Islam

There is a vicious cycle, rotating from Western fear and hatred of Islam to violent Islamic extremism targeting the West and around again, as a new book — reviewed by Arnold R. Isaacs — quietly explains.

Arnold R. Isaacs

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

Exclusive: The U.S. government’s 15-year-long “global war on terror” has spread death and chaos across entire regions – while also imposing propaganda narratives on Americans – with no end in sight, says Nicolas J S Davies.

By Nicolas J S Davies

Turkish Lira strengthens after key referendum

The Turkish Lira strengthened early on April 17 after Turkey approved the presidential system in a tight referendum, with investors hoping the outcome would bring much-needed stability.

Main opposition leader describes referendum results as ‘democratic victory’ of ‘no’ camp

The 24 million Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional changes have scored a “democratic victory” even though they failed to halt the government’s project, the main opposition leader has said, warning that Turkey will be ungovernable with the constitution. 

No plans for early elections after Turkey referendum, Deputy PM Şimşek says

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made it very clear that there are no plans to dissolve parliament and call for early elections before the 2019 polls, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek told Reuters in an interview on April 17.

‘No’ votes prevail in Turkey’s three largest cities

“No” votes lost in Turkey overall in the April 16 referendum on shifting the country to an executive presidential system, but they came top in Turkey’s three largest cities: Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the western province of İzmir. 

Ruling AKP says ‘federalism debate’ cost them 2 percent loss

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has concluded in a meeting after the results of the April 16 charter referendum were revealed that a “federalism” debate with its ally opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) had cost a 2 percent loss to the “yes” vote, according to sources. 

Turkey and the Kurds: A Chance for Peace?

Jonathan Steele

The Kurds of Turkey: National, Religious and Economic Identities

by Cuma Çiçek

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