Gazete Karınca website of Turkey has published an article on destruction of the Armenian quarter in once densely-Armenian-populated Gaziantep (Antep) town in the country.
The website stressed that after the Armenian Genocide in 1915, several historical buildings belonging to Armenians in Gaziantep were turned into mosques, or cafés.
Gazete Karınca added that the majority of houses that once belonged to Armenians have now either turned into cafés, or provide services as boutique hotels.
An exhibition devoted to the 200th birth anniversary of celebrated Russian Armenian seascape artist Ivan Aivazovsky (Hovhannes Aivazian) will be held in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Vahe Petrosyan, Executive Director of the “Erebuni” Armenian community of Zhytomyr, informed that this exhibition will open on Wednesday.
The great painter’s little known works devoted to Ukraine and Armenia, as well as his religion-themed works and icons will be displayed at this event.
Copies of materials, in which Aivazovsky’s family members and the separate chapters in his life are depicted, also will be put on view in this exhibition that will run until November 30.
The First Festival of Armenian Diaspora continuies taking events and it is time for Gyergyosentmiklos, Romenia, which has been one of the first settlments of Armenians in Europe and armenians had great role in the history of the city. On September 8 there was an opening ceremony of a Khachqar dedicated to the armenian chatolic church by the Armenian community of Hungary. There was many importat people as Armenian ammbasador of Romenia, Mayor of Alaverdy Karen Paremuzyan, member of Romenian parlament Varuzhan Voskanyan,the head of Lori marz Artur Nalbandyan. The ambassador of Armenia thanked the Armenian community of Hungary and said that such events are very important for Armenians to present their history to Europeans.
Then Urartu Theater presented the life of famous armenian chansonnier Aznavour, the director Artin Dirameryan tried to present the most important episodes and songes of Aznavour. The next day they presented the Musa Dagh musical which is about the crimes and barbarism commited against Armenians and they showed the unquenchable spirit of the Armenians and the power of will.We can surely say that the audience liked the perfomances, the applause and the tears are the ones who speak. Let’s remind that the The First Festival of Armenian Diaspora continues its series of events in Budapest and Debrecen. We are looking forward all of you, don’t miss the chance to be the participant of the firts festival.
Artur Aleksanyan and Maxim Manukyan, who brought Armenia gold medals from 2017 World Championship held in Paris, France, have received a special prize from a Moscow-based Armenian businessman.
Edgar Adamyan, who closely followed the competitions, decided to offer the sportsmen his personal gift - passenger cars, the National Olympic Committee's website reports.
The champions received the award in a special ceremony led by Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Hrachya Rostomyan (who is also the Committee's secretary general).
“I am very excited and full of emotions. I was there, following the matches as our guys were battling on the playground. And I was their passionate fan, crying out their names all the time,” said the businessman.