The 2012 film by American writer Caroline Trent-Gurbuz and Turkish photojournalist Sait Serkan Gurbuz, and which is about the sole remaining Armenian village in Turkey, is being translated into Turkish.
A total of 22 biographies, six photo stories, and two short videos are presented in this documentary, entitled “A Shrinking Community: Vakıflı, Turkey’s Last Armenian Village,” which was shot under the auspices of the US embassy in Ankara, according to Agos Armenian weekly of Istanbul.
The English version of this film is accessible at Vakifli.com.
The Armenian National Committee of America condemned the recommendations of U.S. OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Ambassador Richard Hoagland for Karabakh peace process, calling them “totally unacceptable” and a “non-starter”, Armenian Weekly reported.
The six points included a call for the “occupied territories” surrounding Nagorno-Karabagh to be returned to Azerbaijani control.
“The Administration is tossing out another reckless recipe for Artsakh’s destruction, expecting, it seems, that we don’t understand Armenian history, that we lack 100% solidarity with Artsakh, and that we have no sense at all of our geo-political interests. In a word, that we are idiots. Totally unacceptable. A non-starter,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA in his comments to the Armenian Weekly.
Hamparian went on to say that the “light rewrite” of the unbalanced Madrid Principles heavily rewards an “increasingly aggressive Azerbaijan” and puts all the risks on the Republic of Artsakh.
“Sadly, rather than empowering incoming OSCE Europe Minsk Group U.S. Co-Chair Andrew Schofer, the Administration has handicapped him from the start with a fatally flawed framework, one that runs counter to our American values and undermines our national interest in a durable and democratic peace,” Hamparian added, in comments made on ANCA’s official Facebook page.
Karabakh ex-FM - Hoagland statement protects Armenian parties from application of much worse alternative
YEREVAN. – Speaking to Aravot (Morning) newspaper of Armenia, Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) ex-Foreign Minister Arman Melikyan reflected on the most recent statement by the OSCE Minsk Group’s interim US Co-Chair, Ambassador Richard Hoagland, and noted that sometimes the political process contains surprising turning points for many.
“In this case, it has turned out that by voicing this statement that meets with the letter and spirit of the Madrid Principles, the US co-chair actually protects the Armenian parties [to the Karabakh conflict] from the application of a much worse alternative [towards resolving this conflict],” Melikyan said. “An alternative that envisages the gradual handing over of Artsakh territories to the Azerbaijani side; not even in return for the recognition of Artsakh Republic’s Independence within the boundaries of the NKAO [Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet era], but in return for the termination of aggressive actions by the Azerbaijani armed forces on the frontline; definitely in return for a temporary suspension.”
The star of famous entertainer Charles Aznavour was unveiled in Los Angeles during an official ceremony on Thursday.
“I am both French and Armenian. You cannot separate it just as milk and coffee,” Aznavour said in his speech. “It is fantastic to be able to have two different cultures working for you, if you want to do something. French is my working language, but my family language is Armenian. I can be a little bit Californian, too, as my daughter and grandchildren live here.”
Legendary entertainer has been honored with the 2,618th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.