June 29, 1988
Turkey will open its archives next year to permit historians to judge the facts about the massacre of Armenians by the Turkish government during World War I. Turkish President Kenan Evren, whose government does not acknowledge the deliberate slaughter of Armenians, made the announcement in Washington.
January 24, 2000 |
Police dug up six bodies near a militant Kurdish Islamic group's hide-out in southern Turkey, raising to 31 the number of corpses uncovered recently of people believed killed by the militants. The latest grisly find came in a field near Tarsus, 235 miles southeast of the capital, Ankara. In previous days, police found 25 bodies buried on the grounds of four houses in Ankara, Istanbul and Konya.
November 16, 1999 |
Under heavy political pressure, officials of California's mammoth public employee pension fund voted Monday to rescind approval to hire an investment consultant whose comments about the slaughter of Armenians and Greeks under Ottoman Turkish rule were seen as insensitive and inaccurate. Board members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System also voted unanimously that consultants hired to assess its foreign investments will be required to "put a premium on historical truth."
October 28, 1991 |
The state Department of Education paid a Thousand Oaks man $50,000 to make a documentary on the massacre of Armenians by the Turks, but has refused to distribute the film to schools after expressing concerns about alleged interference from the Legislature and about the quality of the film. J. Michael Hagopian, who was born in Turkish Armenia in 1913, the son of a surgeon, was nominated twice for Emmy awards for earlier films on the subject.
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April 11, 1999 |
It's a memory she says only death will erase. Siranosh Papazian Tanossian was born almost 100 years ago in the village of Izmit in northern Turkey. But today, the North Hills resident recounts with surprising detail so many memories, some happy, some of horror, from her days in the seafaring community. As a child, Tanossian attended kindergarten in the morning, played in her father's fabric shop after school and spent summer vacations in Istanbul.
November 4, 2004
TODAY They make the hip hop REDCAT at Disney Hall celebrates the vitality and variety of street dancing in "The Legends of Hip-Hop," a program featuring groundbreaking Philadelphia-based concert-dance choreographer Rennie Harris as well as such earlier pop-dance pioneers as the Electric Boogaloos, Don "Campbell Locking" Campbell, Crazy Legs and Boogaloo Sam. Archival films will fill in the historical blanks. "The Legends of Hip-Hop," REDCAT Theater at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. 2nd St.