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April 8, 1990
Aram Saroyan's tribute, "A Father, a Son and a Beautiful White Horse" (Book Review, April 1), evokes memories of the lifelong achievements of his father, the incorrigible William Saroyan. Until Saroyan's appearance on the literary scene, Armenia and Armenians were virtually unknown entities, as those of us of Armenian heritage will attest. Of course, the earthquake of December, 1988, revived interest in "this race, this small tribe of unimportant people" as Saroyan once described them.
The Armenian genocide. The Turkish government denies it ever happened. But to the throngs of Armenian Americans who marched Tuesday through the streets of Hollywood on the Armenian Day of Remembrance, that denial only fueled their zeal to never forget what occurred during World War I. Blocking parts of Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, thousands chanted slogans, waved flags and walked 1 1/2 miles to honor the 1.
January 3, 2001 | CLAUDIA PESCHIUTTA
Members of the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate Christmas on Saturday. "Armenians say, 'Happy New Year' and [then] 'Merry Christmas,' " said Sossi Kevorkian of Glendale. Armenian Christmas, or "Soorp Dznoont," celebrates the birth and baptism of Christ, said Father Sipan Mekhsian of the Burbank-based Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America. "It is a happy occasion," he said. "It's a celebration of divine liturgy and a feast day."
April 25, 1987 | TED ROHRLICH and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
When George Apelian knocked at the door of the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard on Friday, no one answered. He knocked again, rang the bell, and finally, pounded with his fist. "It's April 24," he said in frustration. "We are here again." For Armenians like Apelian, April 24 is the Day of Remembrance for the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. Armenians say 1.
November 5, 2000
Re "Washington Caved In to Turkey Over Armenia," by Johnathan Clarke, Commentary, Oct. 27: The British government's position regarding the Armenian allegations [of genocide], as declared at the House of Lords on July 13, is as follows: "In the absence of unequivocal evidence to show that the Ottoman administration took a specific decision to eliminate the Armenians, British governments have not recognized the events of 1915-16 as genocide." The British attempt at the end of World War I to punish Ottoman officials on the charges of massacre ended with the dropping of all charges due to the lack of evidence.
May 3, 2007
Re "'Never again' for Armenians too," Opinion, May 1 I agree that even as we acknowledge Turkey's historic friendship and support for causes we care about, we as Jews must also urge that nation to acknowledge a historic wrong and move forward on "the path to political legitimacy." But Daniel Sokatch and David N. Myers should also have named the pain that throbs so deeply in the heart of the Jewish community. Next month marks 40 years of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and someday we too will be called to account for violence committed in our name.
June 7, 1992
Bernard Ohanian's tale is the story of every Armenian, worldwide, whose parents and relatives were victims of the Turkish massacres ("A Fine Sense of Survival," April 26). All we need to do is change the names of the victims, and the story would be ours. For a people who must listen to some historians claim that the genocide never happened, or to politicians refer to the atrocities as "an alleged massacre," this poignant, honest portrayal is a relief. JOYCE ABDULIAN Studio City
April 24, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Thousands are expected to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Thursday, with several high-profile events scheduled across Southern California. The observances come just days after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan  offered condolences to Armenian descendants of the massacre - an atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide. Roughly 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in 1915 amid the chaotic collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
June 29, 1996
His Holiness Aram I, the spiritual leader of one of the two wings of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in the first visit since his consecration last year, really scored with the crowd Friday as he was honored by Pasadena in a ceremony at the Rose Bowl's Court of Champions.
Armed Armenians attacked an antiaircraft base of the former Soviet army, killed two soldiers and took senior officers hostage but failed in their attempt at seizing arms for their warfare with Azerbaijan in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, a spokesman for the joint armed forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States said Monday.
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