In a Turkish forest, resistance grows to a Canadian company’s gold-mining project

Thousands of protesters have shown up to speak out against Alamos Gold’s Kirazli mine over deforestation, water and the future of local species   Nick Ashdown Niall McGee Mining reporter Canakkale, Turkey and Toronto Special to The Globe and Mail  Updated August 26, 2019     Drone footage shows denuded forest landscapes around the Kirazli […]

Harvard freshman’s visa rejected by border officers at U.S. airport

By Graham Kates Updated on: August 28, 2019 A student’s plans to attend Harvard University were potentially cut short Friday when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at Boston Logan International Airport turned him away.The decision to reject Ismail Ajjawi’s entrance into the U.S. was first reported by the Harvard Crimson student newspaper, which received […]

‘Pan Armenian Council of Western USA’ Or Council of Armenian Organizations?

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com A coalition of 20 Armenian-American organizations announced the formation of a “Pan Armenian Council of Western USA” on August 15, 2019. The coalition members are: Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America Armenian Catholic Eparchy of […]

The F-35 … Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program

  Airmen performing pre- and postflight inspections on the F-35A Lightning IIs at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.CreditCreditAnne Rearick for The New York Times Inside America’s Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar Fighter-Jet Program The F-35 was once the Pentagon’s high-profile problem child. Has it finally moved past its reputation of being an overhyped and underperforming warplane? […]

U.S. Armenians Sue Turkey to Visit Their Native Land Without a Passport

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com A unique lawsuit, not based on the Armenian Genocide, was filed on May 29, 2019, by two Armenian-Americans against the Turkish government in the United States Federal Court, Central District of California. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Barkev Ghazarian, 88, and his son Garo Ghazarian […]

U.S. Appeals Court Makes a Wrong Decision on Armenian Demands

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made a decision on August 8, 2019 to deny the appeal of two lawsuits brought by several Armenian-Americans demanding compensation from the Republic of Turkey and two of its banks for confiscating their properties shortly after the […]

Is this the Beginning of the End for Turkey’s Erdogan? Stratfor Enterprises, LLC.

Jul 3, 2019 | 19:25 GMT By Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors (MIKHAIL SVETLOV/Getty Images) Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor’s Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are distinguished leaders in their fields of expertise. Highlights In Turkey, the opposition’s Ekrem Imamoglu soundly defeated his ruling […]

An Impatient Turkey Gets Ready to Enter Northeastern Syria, Stratfor Enterprises, LLC

Aug 7, 2019 | 09:00 GMT (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images) Highlights Turkey has long warned of an imminent offensive into northeastern Syria, but its latest warnings suggest an incursion is imminent this time. A combination of Turkish impatience and a narrowing window for action could drive Ankara to finally launch the military operation. But given that […]

Turkish and Armenian Prisoners of War Held in India and Burma During WWI

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Ottoman Empire entered World War I on the side of Germany against the alliance of France, United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, and several others. Out of 2.6 million Ottoman soldiers, 250,000 were captured by the Allied Powers as prisoners of war. Tens of thousands of […]

Kaz Dağları’nda şantiyeye kilit vuruldu

Kaz Dağları’nda yapılmak istenen altın madenine karşı Su ve Vicdan Nöbeti’nde büyük buluşma bugün gerçekleşirken, Tarım Orman-İş Sendikası temsilcileri şantiyeye kilit vuruyoruz” diyerek şantiyenin kapısını kilitledi. Şantiyede çalışmalar durduruldu. Çanakkale’de Kirazlı bölgesinde devam eden altın madeni arama çalışmalarına ve Kaz Dağları’nda yapılan doğa katliamına karşı Su ve Vicdan Nöbeti’nde bugün büyük buluşma gerçekleştirildi. Saat 16:30’da ise […]