U.S. Mayors Rescind False Proclamations They Had Issued at Azerbaijan’s Urging

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courier The Azeri government does not seem to understand that you can’t always get what you want by bribing and paying politicians. There is a limit to what money can buy. Sometimes, the truth matters more. This is an important lesson that Azeri leaders have not learned. They have wasted… Okumaya devam et U.S. Mayors Rescind False Proclamations They Had Issued at Azerbaijan’s Urging

Why Did the Turkish Institute In Washington Close Down?

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier The Hoya, the student newspaper of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, published last week a lengthy investigative article about the demise of the Institute of Turkish Studies, established by the Turkish government. Interestingly, a note at the bottom of the article stated that it was written by Liam… Okumaya devam et Why Did the Turkish Institute In Washington Close Down?

Pres. Aliyev’s 11-Year-Old Son Owned $45 Million Property in Central London

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier  This sensational report was exposed by the international news media on Oct. 3, 2021. While this is not the first time it has been revealed that the family of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has purchased hundreds of millions of dollars of properties in foreign countries through offshore companies,… Okumaya devam et Pres. Aliyev’s 11-Year-Old Son Owned $45 Million Property in Central London

Aliyev-Pashinyan Duel via Video At United Nations General Assembly

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Just days before the first anniversary of the 44-day war, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev clashed once again, this time in a bloodless confrontation via video at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. In my opinion, both… Okumaya devam et Aliyev-Pashinyan Duel via Video At United Nations General Assembly

Turkish-American Groups Contributed $2.2 Million to Politicians Since 2007

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com I came across a Turkish-American website, “tenthousandturks.org,” which is described as: “Ten Thousand Turks Campaign.” The website includes the combined information of five separate Turkish-American political action committees (PACs): 1) Turkish Coalition USA Political Action Committee (TC-USA PAC); 2) Turkish Coalition California Political Action Committee (TC-CAL PAC); 3) National… Okumaya devam et Turkish-American Groups Contributed $2.2 Million to Politicians Since 2007

Pashinyan Should not Follow Sargsyan’s Mistaken Policy on Relations with Turkey

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Here we go again. Back in 2009, Pres. Serzh Sargsyan engaged in a misguided effort to sign an agreement with Turkey ostensibly to open the mutual border. Even though Armenians around the world strongly objected to the scheme, Pres. Sargsyan kept insisting that he was right and everyone… Okumaya devam et Pashinyan Should not Follow Sargsyan’s Mistaken Policy on Relations with Turkey

Armenian Parliamentarians Brawl While the Barbarians are the Gates

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Another appropriate title would have been, “Parliamentarians fiddle while Armenia burns,” which is my version of the well-known historic phrase, “Nero fiddles while Rome burns,” referring to Emperor Nero’s inaction during a massive fire in Rome. This is the tragic situation in Armenia. After losing a major portion of… Okumaya devam et Armenian Parliamentarians Brawl While the Barbarians are the Gates

Sassounian’s column of Aug. 26, 2021

Candidate for Governor of Virginia,A Turkish Lobbyist, Should be DefeatedBy Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Washington Free Beacon online newspaper published on Aug. 20, 2021 an article by Chuck Ross, titled: “Turkey Paid McAuliffe’s Firm to Lobby US Against Recognition of Armenian Genocide.” Terry McAuliffe is the Democratic Party candidate for governor of the… Okumaya devam et Sassounian’s column of Aug. 26, 2021

Turkey Banned Armenian Overflights; Why Didn’t Armenia Reciprocate?

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com I just became aware that the Government of Turkey banned Armenian aircraft from overflying its air space as of a year ago. This was disclosed earlier this month by Hetq.am website’s investigative reporter Vahe Sarukhanyan. I was surprised to hear this news. How could it be that the Turkish… Okumaya devam et Turkey Banned Armenian Overflights; Why Didn’t Armenia Reciprocate?

Greek Foreign Minister Makes Excuses for Ambassador’s Propaganda Tour of Shushi

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Armenian National Committee of Greece sent a letter to the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias complaining about the Greek Ambassador’s propaganda tour of occupied Shushi, orchestrated by the government of Azerbaijan. The Foreign Minister responded by making lame excuses for the Ambassador’s appalling behavior. Here is what the… Okumaya devam et Greek Foreign Minister Makes Excuses for Ambassador’s Propaganda Tour of Shushi

Erdogan’s Huge Mosque Near WashingtonIs a Trojan Horse for Turkey’s Interests

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated one of the largest mosques in the United States in April 2016. It is officially called the Diyanet Center of America (DCA), a massive complex that is located on 17 acres in Lanham, Maryland, just 15 miles from Washington, DC. Turkey’s Directorate of… Okumaya devam et Erdogan’s Huge Mosque Near WashingtonIs a Trojan Horse for Turkey’s Interests

Secret State Dept. Cable Reveals Shameful U.S. Pressure on Armenia’s Leaders

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The U.S. Department of State declassified on March 24, 2021 a ‘secret’ government cable, under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The cable described the extensive efforts made by the Clinton administration in late October 2000 to block the vote in the House of Representatives on a resolution… Okumaya devam et Secret State Dept. Cable Reveals Shameful U.S. Pressure on Armenia’s Leaders

Greece Must Recognize Artsakh to Atone For its Envoy’s PR Tour of Shushi

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier A scandalous propaganda tour was organized on July 9-10, 2021 by Azerbaijan’s despotic government to occupied Shushi and Hadrut to display “proudly” to foreign ambassadors its barbaric attack on the civilian population of Artsakh and partial destruction of one of its most sacred Armenian cathedrals. Before I present… Okumaya devam et Greece Must Recognize Artsakh to Atone For its Envoy’s PR Tour of Shushi

Exposing the Fake Appeal Allegedly Sent by Baku Armenians to Catholicos

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Several Azeri websites claimed that Armenians in Azerbaijan sent last October, in the midst of the Artsakh War, an appeal to “Catholicos Karekin II, Armenians of the world, and Armenians in Karabagh.” One of the Azeri websites (Report News Agency) alleged that the “appeal was signed by a group… Okumaya devam et Exposing the Fake Appeal Allegedly Sent by Baku Armenians to Catholicos

The People in Armenia Have Spoken Whether we Like it or not!

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The snap parliamentary elections have been tumultuous. A lot has been written and said about the candidates in these elections as to who should lead Armenia in light of the recent devastating war, dismal condition of the people, and threats against the territorial integrity of Armenia and Artsakh. Nikol… Okumaya devam et The People in Armenia Have Spoken Whether we Like it or not!

Pashinyan’s Six-Month Roadmap of Promises:What Was Completed and What Was Not?

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com On November 18, 2020, a few days after the end of the Artsakh War, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan published a roadmap of promised actions in the following six-months. The Prime Minister also promised that “In June 2021 I will deliver the performance report of this roadmap, and the public… Okumaya devam et Pashinyan’s Six-Month Roadmap of Promises:What Was Completed and What Was Not?

Armenia’s Leaders Ignored Investor’s OfferTo Build Military Vehicles Before the War

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Armenia’s current leaders blame previous leaders whenever something goes wrong in the country. After they lost the war, they blamed it on the previous presidents. They do not take any responsibility for their own shortcomings, even though they have been in power now for three years. While the previous… Okumaya devam et Armenia’s Leaders Ignored Investor’s OfferTo Build Military Vehicles Before the War

Top Economist Exposes Erdogan’s Untrue Statements on Bankrupt Turkish Economy

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is completely ignorant about economics, met with the Chief Executive Officers of 26 major American companies and told them many falsehoods about the Turkish economy. The reality is that the Turkish economy is bankrupt and millions of Turkish citizens are on the verge of… Okumaya devam et Top Economist Exposes Erdogan’s Untrue Statements on Bankrupt Turkish Economy