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Catholicosate of Cilicia Refiles Lawsuit Against Turkey

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com In 2015 the Catholicosate of Cilicia (headquartered in Antelias, Lebanon) filed a lawsuit against the government of Turkey seeking the return of its historic seat in Sis, Turkey (present-day Kozan district of the Adana Province), which was confiscated in 1921. The Catholicosate had initially filed its lawsuit directly with […]

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Shameful Story of Wounded ArmenianSoldier Ignored, Denied Medical Care

Shameful Story of Wounded ArmenianSoldier Ignored, Denied Medical CareBy Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier I read the heartbreaking experience of an Armenian soldier who was wounded in the recent Artsakh War and repeatedly denied medical treatment in Armenia. This is so shameful. The Armenian government should see to it that young men, who risked […]

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Saudi Arabia Should Sue TurkeyFor Stealing Prophet Muhammad’s Relics

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Arab News published on March 28 an article titled, “Book by Saudi author unravels Ottoman atrocities in Madinah.” The book was written by Saudi historian Muhammad Al-Saeed who exposed Ottoman atrocities against the Muslim population of the holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia in 1918 when it […]

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Azerbaijan, a So-Called Ally of Israel, Friend of Jews, Betrays Israel at the UN

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com For three decades, the government of Israel and Jewish-American leaders have been showering Azerbaijan with excessive and undeserved praise for its alleged tolerance for its Jewish community and friendship with Israel. There have been several visits by Israeli leaders and prominent Jewish-Americans to Baku, glorifying the government of Azerbaijan […]

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Why Did the Superior Court RejectGovernor’s denial of Sassounian’s Pardon

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Last month, California Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan rejected Gov. Gavin Newsom’s refusal to accept the Parole Board’s decision to release Hampig Sassounian from jail. I was under the wrong impression that the Governor’s decision on pardons was final and not subject to a review or reversal […]

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Azerbaijan Sold 500 Tons of Weapons To the Repressive Regime of Congo

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com This is the surprising story of Azerbaijan, a country that buys weapons from others for its own needs, selling tens of millions of dollars of weapons to a Central African country. The article, titled “Congo-Brazzaville Strongman Buys Secret Weapons Haul from Azerbaijan,” was published by OCCRP (Organized […]

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Why Are Aliyev, Erdogan and PutinSiding With Armenia’s Prime Minister?

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier As the situation in Armenia is getting more chaotic on a daily basis, baseless accusations are becoming a common practice. It is no longer possible to distinguish fact from fiction. Sadly, words like ‘traitor’ and ‘bought by Turks or Azeris’ are being used by Armenians to accuse fellow […]

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‘Unexploded’ Russian Missiles in ArtsakhCause a Political Explosion in Armenia

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Words have meanings and consequences as Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan found out when he told a journalist last week that the powerful Russian Iskander missiles, supposedly fired by Armenia during the Artsakh War last November, “did not explode or exploded 10%.” This surprising statement was in response to […]

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Erdogan’s Tightrope Walk Between East and West May Soon Collapse

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Ever since Pres. Joe Biden’s election last November, hundreds of articles have been published around the world analyzing the problematic relations between Turkey and the United States. Pres. Biden has made no secret of his dislike, if not outright hostility, toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The main points […]

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Warning to Armenia’s Leaders:Don’t Fall in the Turkish Trap Again

By Harut SassounianThe California Courier Neither Armenia’s previous nor current leaders have had the adequate experience to run a country. This is true in both domestic and foreign policies. In order to rectify this undesirable situation, some have suggested finding the pertinent experts who would advise Armenia’s leaders. Regrettably, all such efforts have failed for […]

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Pashinyan Made Yet Another Gaffe, Implying that Shushi Was an Azeri City

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com After ruling Armenia as Prime Minister for almost three years and most importantly during the country’s recent disastrous defeat in the Artsakh War, Nikol Pashinyan keeps making mistake after mistake and misstatement after misstatement. As I have written before, regrettably Pashinyan is not competent to lead Armenia. He […]

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Azerbaijan Exploits Everything For Propaganda, Including Art

By Harut SassounianPublisher, www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com The Calvert Journal published last week an article by Lucía de la Torre titled, “The Aliyev influence: how nepotism and self-censorship rule Azerbaijan’s art scene.”  On October 2, 2020, two days after the start of the Artsakh war, a giant Azerbaijani flag was placed on the façade of Baku’s YARAT Contemporary […]

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Armenia’s Defeated Leader Is Unable To Resolve Problems from the Lost War

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com There are three reasons why Armenia is in such a state of chaos and confusion: The first reason is that Armenia, as the defeated side in the war, has very little leverage in the implementation of the “Statement” or agreement signed on Nov. 9, 2020 by the President of […]

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Trump Could be the First US President To Be Impeached Twice

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com When planning to write this column, there were two key points I wanted to highlight. The first was that Trump had a couple of weeks left in his presidency which millions of people were anxiously looking forward to. My second point was that Trump was proven to be the […]

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Turkish Generals Led War on Artsakh:This was a Turkish, not Azeri, Victory

By Harut SassounianPublisherThe California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> in my last week’s article, I referred to a letter purportedly written by Catholicos Khrimian Hyrig. After my article’s publication, I discovered that the letter was actually written more recently by historian Hayk Konjoryan imitating Khrimian’s writing style and nationalistic views. I regret any confusion that this may have […]

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Armenians Haven’t Had a Competent Leader Since Catholicos Khrimian Hyrig

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Khrimian Hyrig is a highly revered clergyman. But, he is also a greatleader who has given wonderful political advice to the Armeniannation. His Holiness was born in Van, Western Armenia, in 1820 and became thePatriarch of Constantinople in 1869. Due to his nationalistic views,he was forced to resign by […]

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Previously, Aliyev Had Called Turkey’s Leaders “Liar, Cheat and Betrayer”

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com  Last week, when Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev held a victory parade in Baku, he expressed his appreciation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who attended the ceremonies. Tens of thousands of Azeris turned up in the streets singing the praises of Turkey and waving Turkish and Azeri flags. The […]

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Pashinyan’s Six-Month Roadmap:What’s Included and What is Left out?

By Harut SassounianPublisher, The California Courierwww.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan presented on his Facebook page on Nov. 18, 2020 his six-month roadmap of actions he plans to take after the devastating defeat Armenia suffered against Azerbaijan, Turkey and imported mercenary terrorists. These are the steps Pashinyan intends to take, assuming he stays in […]