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Swiss also recognized Armenian genocide
The national Council recognizes the Armenian genocide
Postulat accepted in spite of the opposition of Micheline Calmy-Rey - positive Reactions of the defenders of the human rights.

 
 Bern (AP) - A the instar of 13 other Parliaments in the world, the national Council recognizes the Armenian genocide of 1915. It adopted Tuesday a postulate in this direction and asks the federal Council to take note and to transmit its position of it to Turkey "by the usual diplomatic ways". By the voice of Micheline Calmy-Rey, the federal Council vainly opposed this postulate. Deposited in March 2002 by the former national adviser Jean-Claude Vaudroz (PDC/GE), this postulate was taken again by Domenica de Buman (PDC/FR). It was accepted by 107 votes against 67 and 11 abstentions. The recognition of the Armenian genocide had already been on the agenda at session in Lugano in March 2001. A postulate of Josef Zisyadis (PdT/VD) had been pushed back by 73 votes against 70. It asked the government to recognize the Armenian genocide, which had obstructed several members of Parliament. On the other hand, the Vaudroz postulate invites the national Council, and either the Executive, to achieve this gesture.
 
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The cemetery of Jugha (XVth-XVIth c.) : the file.
 The Khachkars threatened of total destruction...
Since several years, Azerbaijan profanes in all impunity one of the most significant archeological sites of the Armenian people: the cemetery of Jugha (Julfa, on the geographical maps), in Nakhitchevan. While Armenian organizations, like Land and Culture, for example, are doing their best near the world authorities to lead the international community to be concerned with the fate of Jugha, in particular... the government of Armenia is, it seems, unable to set up an effective policy for the protection of the Armenian properties and national monuments.
 
Recently, the American senator, Frank Pallone, has addressed a letter to the president of Azerbaijan, Haydar Aliev, in which it condemned the systematic destruction of the cemetery of Jugha. In its letter, this great armenophile requests to Azerbaijan to cease the destruction of these jewels of architecture and Armenian culture and to respect the methods of protection of the historic monuments, signed with UNESCO.

Sight color of the cemetery of Jugha to Nakhitchevan, currently under the control of Azerbaijan. Photograph, Center for Study and Documentation of Armenian Civilization, Milan Sight in black and white of a few hundreds of Khatchkars Armenians in the cemetery of Jugha, which in account several thousands. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian
Sight color of the cemetery of Jugha to Nakhitchevan, currently under the control of Azerbaijan. Photograph, Center for Study and Documentation of Armenian Civilization, Milan. Sight in black and white of a few hundreds of Khatchkars Armenians in the cemetery of Jugha, which in account several thousands. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian.
by acts of vandalism of State perpetrated by the Turks azeris!
Sight in black and white of a section of the cemetery of Jugha, which counts several thousands of Khatchkars. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian Large plan on Khatchkar of XVIth century. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian
Sight in black and white of a section of the cemetery of Jugha, which counts several thousands of Khatchkars. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian. Large plan on Khatchkar of XVIth century. Photograph, 1990 Aram Aivazian.
 
React against the destruction of the Armenian cemetery of Jugha!
http://www.armeninews.com/?menu=document&lang=en&r=dossier&l=en&p=The+cemetery+of+Jugha+%28XVth-XVIth+c.%29
 
An Israeli Historian Questions the Armenian Genocide
The "Historia", Journal of the Historical Society of Israel, published in its August 2002 issue a lengthy article of 55 pages by Prof. Mina Rosen, from the Department of Jewish History, Haifa University, entitled "Armenia, Armenia", which reviews the books of Prof. Vahakn Dadrian "History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus, and "The Banality of Indifference" by Yair Auron. It is surprising that both books are being reviewed after the passage of seven years.
 
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The FRAT: a new form of revisionism?
After several months of discrete negotiations, the "Forum pour le Rapprochement entre Armeniens et Turcs" (FRAT) was publicly announced in Paris, by a letter dated January 3, 2003. see press release
 
ADL meets DEVEDJIAN
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 H. Kassardjian and P. Devedjian
Hagop Kassardjian, Deputy of Liban, Chairman of ADL Ramgavar and Jean Varoujan Sirapian, Chairman of ADL Ramgavar France, met with the Minister of Local Liberties Patrick Devedjian. 

The Minister Devedjian discussed national and international matters with the ADL representatives during a thirty minutes talk. 

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CUBA, TURKEY, TUNISIA
 
 
SIGN DE CYPRUS PETITION
After the successful ongoing Halki www.greece.org/themis/halki/ petition, Themis administration announced today the launching of a new petition aimed at supporting the territorial integrity of Cyprus, as well as supporting the right to self determination for the people of Cyprus. See the details.
 
Islam makes political push in Turkey
Turkey, a key Western ally, is experiencing an Islamic revival that some Turks see as a threat to this officially secular nation. More
 
Turkish poet censored
Ecevit's government censored verses of the great turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. 
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