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May 29, 2002
Karen Kim's recent article mistakenly states, "Armenia gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire between 1918 and 1920." No such thing happened. According to UCLA professor Richard Hovanisian's "The Republic of Armenia," Armenians unwillingly declared their independence on the Armenian provinces of the Russian Empire on May 28, 1918. It was unwilling because by that time, both their Georgian and their Azerbaijani neighbors had abandoned the short-lived Transcaucasian federation.
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March 13, 2001
This is in response to Albert Eryakub's and Ergun Kirlikovali's letters to the Glendale News-Press. One of the two mentioned that the reason the Turks don't have expressions of their traumatic experiences -- committed against them by the Armenians -- in their poetry, songs, history and folklore is because they forgive and forget. How grand of them. I really want to thank the Turks for forgiving us. I would like to thank the Germans for forgiving the Jews, and I would like to thank the whites for forgiving the Native Americans and the blacks.
NEWS
April 14, 2001
After I read the short story "Frommer introduces genocide bill" (Feb. 22), I decided to look into who Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) is. I must say his credentials are impressive. What surprised me and prompted me to write this letter, however, is how much his view of the events of early last century is one sided. If you go back and try to place yourself at the turn of the century, you will find a crumbling Ottoman Empire envied by all the superpowers of the time because of the discovery of oil in the region.
NEWS
April 12, 2003
A resolution commemorating April 24 as California Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923 passed the Assembly on Thursday and is on its way to the governor's desk to be signed. The bill passed through the Senate on Monday. The bill commemorates April 24 as a day to remember the genocide of 1915 to 1923, when 1.5 million Armenians were said to be murdered by the Ottoman Empire. Today, according to Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), 500,000 Armenians and Americans of Armenian descent live in California, with 70,000 living in Frommer's district.
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April 10, 2003
Genocide recognition bill moves through senate to assembly GLENDALE -- A state senate resolution to memorialize the Armenian Genocide passed the state Senate unanimously. Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) was a principal co-author of the legislation, which goes to the Assembly today. Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) also plans to support the bill, which will be introduced today in the Assembly. The bill recognizes April 24 of this year as the "California Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923."
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By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com | December 10, 2010
Descendants of Armenian genocide victims may sue insurance companies for unpaid claims, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a rare reversal of an earlier decision. The same three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in August 2009 that lawsuits were barred by a federal government policy against legal reference to the Armenian genocide, despite laws in California and 41 other states officially recognizing the massacre of 1.2 million Armenians that began in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman empire.
NEWS
April 15, 2002
It saddens me to see that someone who has built a noteworthy reputation of service to the community has sullied it with her recent comments at City Council meetings. I am sure Iva Carrico is a fine person who, in her anger, has allowed her latent prejudices to come to the surface. Hopefully, she will realize how wrong she is and apologize for what she has said. If she does, I believe all should be forgiven. But in order for her to come to this realization, the errors in her beliefs must clearly be understood.
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April 21, 2006
Documentaries, speakers and dance performances will highlight two commemorative events during the Glendale's annual Week of Remembrance. The Armenian Genocide will be the focus of an April 23 event will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre. "Man's Inhumanity to Man" will be the theme of the second event on April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glendale Police Department Community Room. The Alex Theatre is at 216 N. Brand Blvd. and the GPD community room is inside the station at 131 N. Isabel St. April 24 marks the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com and By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of massacre victims in a message ahead of the 99th anniversary of the atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide, the Los Angeles Times reports. The statement issued in seven languages and published widely in Turkish media laments the "shared pain" inflicted on those of all religions and ethnicities whose forebears were killed during the expulsions and brutalities that occurred as the Ottoman Empire collapsed during World War I. “The 24th of April carries a particular significance for our Armenian citizens and for all Armenians around the world, and provides a valuable opportunity to share opinions freely on a historical matter,” the statement said of the start of the years-long atrocity.
NEWS
October 10, 2009
There are a number of disputes tied to the protocols under which long-estranged Armenia and Turkey are expected to open official talks. There’s the future of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed enclave within the borders of Azerbaijan that is home to many ethnic Armenians but that also has close ties to Turkey. There’s the land disputes between the two countries on the eastern front. But above all, there’s the condition for a historical commission to investigate the veracity of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated under Turkey’s forbearer, the Ottoman Empire.
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By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com and By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com | April 23, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of massacre victims in a message ahead of the 99th anniversary of the atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide, the Los Angeles Times reports. The statement issued in seven languages and published widely in Turkish media laments the "shared pain" inflicted on those of all religions and ethnicities whose forebears were killed during the expulsions and brutalities that occurred as the Ottoman Empire collapsed during World War I. “The 24th of April carries a particular significance for our Armenian citizens and for all Armenians around the world, and provides a valuable opportunity to share opinions freely on a historical matter,” the statement said of the start of the years-long atrocity.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High. After Glendale High's a capella choir performed the national anthems of the United States and Armenia, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan introduced a documentary clip produced by former L.A. educator Kay Mouradian, which shares a personal account of the genocide.
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April 25, 2013
For the first time, a Turkish scholar addressed a crowd of more than 1,400 people at the city's annual event to commemorate the genocide of about 1.5 million people in 1915 by Ottoman Turks, a tragedy still denied by modern-day Turkey 98 years later. "The principle was not giving the Armenians not even a single inch," said Umit Kurt, a Turkish scholar at Clark University, as he discussed how the Ottoman Empire deported Armenians before the genocide began and sold their property. PHOTOS: Annual Armenian genocide commemoration at Alex Theatre Although initial laws regarding the abandoned property seem to require Armenians be reimbursed at a later date, that never came to fruition, Kurt said before the sold-out crowd at the Alex Theatre Wednesday evening.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | April 24, 2012
Armineh Aslanan spent Tuesday running from Montebello to Los Angeles and back to her hometown of Glendale as she tried to attend as many Armenian Genocide Commemoration events as she could. “I feel that it's something that every Armenian should do, they should at least attend one of the events,” Aslanan said. “To remember. To give respect.” Aslanan was one of nearly 1,400 people who packed the Alex Theatre Tuesday night at a city-sponsored event commemorating the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which began in 1915 when the Ottoman Empire massacred roughly 1.5 million Armenians.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 29, 2011
A planned parade for an Ottoman military marching band in Hollywood has been canceled amid uproar from Armenian groups who said the event was an affront to them because of the genocide that began in 1915. Ottoman Turks killed roughly 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923, resulting in the first modern-day genocide. Turkey has refused to acknowledge the massacre as genocide. The permit for the parade, scheduled for Oct. 3 on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and La Brea avenues, was pulled Wednesday, an official at the Los Angeles Police Commission said.
NEWS
September 29, 2011
A planned parade for an Ottoman military marching band in Hollywood has been canceled amid uproar from Armenian groups who said the event was an affront to the genocidal murders that took place in 1915. Ottoman-Turks killed roughly 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923, resulting in the first modern-day genocide. Turkey has refused to acknowledge the massacre as genocide. The permit for the parade, scheduled for Oct. 3 on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and La Brea avenues, was pulled Wednesday, an official at the Los Angeles Police Commission said.
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By Carol J. Williams, carol.williams@latimes.com | December 10, 2010
Descendants of Armenian genocide victims may sue insurance companies for unpaid claims, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a rare reversal of an earlier decision. The same three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in August 2009 that lawsuits were barred by a federal government policy against legal reference to the Armenian genocide, despite laws in California and 41 other states officially recognizing the massacre of 1.2 million Armenians that began in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman empire.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A ceremony in honor of the 90th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's Arbitral Award, which established a Turkish-Armenian boundary, attracted hundreds of people Sunday night in support of a sovereign Armenia. Ninety years after Wilson defined a boundary for the two countries, Greg Krikorian, president of the Glendale Unified school board, told audience members that Turkey has continued to deny Armenians rights to their land. "We want our land back," he said.
NEWS
October 10, 2009
There are a number of disputes tied to the protocols under which long-estranged Armenia and Turkey are expected to open official talks. There’s the future of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed enclave within the borders of Azerbaijan that is home to many ethnic Armenians but that also has close ties to Turkey. There’s the land disputes between the two countries on the eastern front. But above all, there’s the condition for a historical commission to investigate the veracity of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated under Turkey’s forbearer, the Ottoman Empire.
NEWS
February 20, 2009
Tower victory was community effort Regarding cellular antenna installations in residential areas, T-Mobile, etc. (?T-Mobile won?t build cell tower,? Feb. 6): I want to express my profound thanks to the Glendale News-Press for its fine coverage, the honorable Rep. Adam Schiff for his support and providing invaluable information to us regarding the Federal Communications Commission regulations and law, our Mayor John Drayman and the members of the City Council ? Frank Quintero, Dave Weaver, Ara Najarian and Bob Yousefian ?
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