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By Christopher Cadelago | June 18, 2010
DOWNTOWN — As U.S. lawmakers continue to take Turkey to task for its support of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip, Rep. Adam Schiff is seizing on the discontent to garner more support for his long-stalled resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Fear of angering Turkey, a strategic military ally in the Middle East, has long stood in the way of Congress officially recognizing the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hand of Ottoman Turks as genocide. But since Turkey has refused to back down from efforts to send supplies to Israel's Gaza Strip, a new crop of U.S. lawmakers say they may now support the Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide.
NEWS
October 15, 2012
A plane headed from Armenia to Syria was grounded Monday at an airport in Turkey, less than a week after the country intercepted another Syria-bound plane. The plane, described as being on a civilian humanitarian aid mission, was grounded in the eastern province of Erzurum in order for its cargo to be examined, according to Turkey's official Anadolu news agency. It was headed to the besieged city of Aleppo, which has been the site of clashes between rebels and government forces since July and a regular target of government helicopters and fighter jets, leaving many parts of the city destroyed.
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By Carol J. Williams; carol.williams@latimes.com | December 16, 2010
Three Armenian American descendants of victims of the Armenian genocide nearly a century ago filed suit Wednesday against the government of Turkey and two Turkish banks, claiming they are owed at least $65 million for property seized from their relatives and untold millions more for the profits their lands generated. The lawsuit filed by two Los Angeles-area residents and a Washington, D.C. man could be the start of a flood of litigation spurred by last week's ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a California law recognizing the crimes committed against Armenians after 1915 as genocide.
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By Theodore Polychronis | May 19, 2006
In a rebuttal to the many statements made in remembrance of the Armenian genocide and holocaust in the hands of the Turks in 1915, the Glendale News-Press printed two letters on April 27. One letter, "Don't forget that Turkey is an ally," by a self-proclaimed "American," states that, in spite of the "anti-Turkish feeling," Turkey is a friend and without her the free world would be part of the Soviet Union today. The other letter, "Reasons for injustice must be publicized," asks whether or not the Armenians somehow incited the Turks to commit genocide against them.
NEWS
November 25, 1999
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE - Joshua Carlos is grateful -- for a lot of things. In between bites at a Thanksgiving feast at Thomas Edison Elementary School Wednesday, the talkative kindergartener spoke about some of the things for which he is thankful. "My mom and my dad and my uncle and my mom's mom -- my nana -- my grandpa, my uncle and my other uncle -- I have three uncles -- my sisters and my friends." That's not all. "Turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, chicken and chips," he said.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | November 20, 2007
Mashed potatoes, gravy and sweet smiles flowed freely Monday afternoon in the cafeteria of Holy Redeemer School. More than 40 members of the Pioneer Club of the Foothills, a social club for seniors, gathered in the cafeteria to have their annual Thanksgiving luncheon, provided by the seventh- and eighth-grade students at the school. “This is a great function for these people,” said Catherine Gooden, grandmother of Nico Gooden, 13, one of the students at the luncheon.
NEWS
November 25, 2004
ANNE LOUISE Maybe it's me, but is it really a problem that I don't know how to cook a turkey? I recently saw a cartoon featuring an optimistic bunch of the aforementioned fowl who were pretty sure that by the next generation of humans, no one would know how to cook a turkey anymore. I think it might be true. It could be that I just run with the wrong crowd, but I don't know anyone my age who can cook a turkey. Certainly I can't do it. Growing up, I only saw it done once a year, on Thanksgiving, and that annual family ritual didn't provide the best of training.
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By Chris Wiebe | November 23, 2007
As families and friends gave thanks at bounteous tables across Glendale on Thursday, a spirit of giving also accompanied the Thanksgiving holiday in a dulcet harmony. Around noon at the Glendale Salvation Army, Capt. James Sloan waited patiently in the doorway, on the cusp of the army’s annual Thanksgiving meal. “It’s that time of day when you have your party ready and you’re just hoping people show up,” he said. As more than 100 people began filing in through the double doors, it was instantly clear — people were definitely showing up. Between 60 and 70 volunteers came together to put on the event, slicing turkey, serving attendees and cleaning up at the end of the day. The food is purchased through funds raised by the army’s advisory board, and the turkeys are shuttled over to the Glendale Hilton for cooking.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 17, 2010
As U.S. lawmakers continue to take Turkey to task for its support of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip, Rep. Adam Schiff is seizing on the discontent to garner more support for his long-stalled resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Fear of angering Turkey, a strategic military ally in the Middle East, has long stood in the way of Congress officially recognizing the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hand of Ottoman Turks as genocide. But since Turkey has refused to back down from efforts to send supplies to Israel’s Gaza Strip, a new crop of U.S. lawmakers say they may now support the Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide.
THE818NOW
February 20, 2012
Last month, tens of thousands of people took to the street to remember ethnic Armenian Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, who was gunned down five years ago by an ultranationalist teenager. The number of people who turned out underscored the level of discontent about how the media are treated in Turkey. "Without belittling the achievements of the government, the roof has fallen in on freedom of expression," said Hurriyet columnist David Judson. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders recently published its annual press freedom index, which dropped Turkey 10 places to 148th in the world, just behind countries such as Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 4, 2014
Later this year, Mashdots College President Garbis Der Yeghiayan will take nearly 30 people to visit historic Western Armenia - which now lies within Turkey's boarders - on a pilgrimage that leads Armenian descendents back to their roots. He has led people on the pilgrimage for several years, witnessing them encounter for the first time the home of their parents or grandparents that they had long heard about. “It's a dream come true. They always dream about their parents' and grandparents' cities - where they were raised, where they were educated, where they walked,” he said.
NEWS
By Dan Evans, dan.evans@latimes.com | November 30, 2013
Here's the scene: I'm sitting at the breakfast bar in a condominium rental a few blocks away from the University of Washington, watching the famously gloomy Seattle skies get grayer and grayer. I have to write a column, and I have no idea what in the world to write about. Suddenly, my mother-in-law, Peggy, muses from the couch: "The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday, the following Monday is Cyber Monday, so what do they call the shopping day on Thanksgiving? Greed?"
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 29, 2013
Roughly 500 pounds of turkey were cooked and carved Thursday for the annual Glendale Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly 300 people showed up for the free meal, which included 24 turkeys, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. PHOTOS: Glendale Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving meal “These are people that have nowhere else to go, whether they are homeless or lonely,” said Rick White, the agency's director of social services and volunteer coordinator.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
The promise of Thanksgiving brings with it not only feast and football shared with family and friends, but something for the deal hunter. Most big-name retailers will throw open their doors for at least a few hours Thursday in hopes of capturing consumers' bucks before Black Friday. We'll leave it to the general public to decide how it feels about commerce putting a fork in the traditional Thanksgiving; this grab for dollars will either be a smashing success or fall flat. We suspect the former, given the intense lust for bargains so many people have.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday once again called on President Obama to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 - a request that for years has gone unfulfilled amid political pressure from a key NATO ally, Turkey.  The genocide of 1915 to 1918 claimed the lives of roughly 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, which became the modern republic of Turkey. Modern day Turkey disputes that genocide took place, claiming the victims were killed during the violent chaos of World War I and its aftermath.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 13, 2013
Tina Karwasky has crisscrossed the world multiple times. While going from one continent to another and logging her fair share of miles, she's managed to overcome the exhausting travel schedule and find comfort on the tennis court. Karwasky's latest excursion took her to Antalya, Turkey, to compete in the annual Maureen Connolly Cup and Individual World Championships in March. It proved to be a sweeping success for Karwasky, a Glendale resident for more than 20 years, and her teammates.
NEWS
October 15, 2012
A plane headed from Armenia to Syria was grounded Monday at an airport in Turkey, less than a week after the country intercepted another Syria-bound plane. The plane, described as being on a civilian humanitarian aid mission, was grounded in the eastern province of Erzurum in order for its cargo to be examined, according to Turkey's official Anadolu news agency. It was headed to the besieged city of Aleppo, which has been the site of clashes between rebels and government forces since July and a regular target of government helicopters and fighter jets, leaving many parts of the city destroyed.
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