Tag Archives: Armenia

Turkey | Pizza wars: flatbread becomes latest battlefield in Turkey-Armenia dispute

Earlier this month, a Turkish newspaper reported that a new crisis was brewing between troubled neighbors Turkey and Armenia. The disputed issue this time is a popular foodstuff called “lahmacun” in Turkish and “lamadjo” in Armenian. According to the report, the Armenians had launched an international drive to promote it as an Armenian dish, opening two restaurants in Russia. The report sparked indignation among Turks, who also claim ownership of the dish, which is a thin piece of dough, topped with minced meat, vegetables and spices, ideally baked on a wood fire. Some television programs even took it upon themselves to explain why it was Turkish food.

Yerevan standoff: Police disperse rally supporting gunmen

Supporters of the armed group that stormed a police department on July 17 initiated yet another rally on Friday, July 29.

Demonstrators gathered on Thursday too but the protest was called off due to the heavy rain in the Armenian capital.

Police disperse Yerevan protesters after violent night

PanARMENIAN.NetPolice in Yerevan on Thursday, July 21 dispersed protesters after detaining dozens of others following a night of violent clashes over a four-day hostage standoff.

German Bundestag recognizes Armenian Genocide

The German Bundestag on Thursday, June 2 adopted a resolution on the recognition and the condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The vote was unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another one abstaining.

Armenian government can recognize Nagorno-Karabakh republic, if Azerbaijan renews a war

The government of Armenia on Thursday, May 5 endorsed a draft law for the recognition of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
The draft law will further be introduced to Armenia’s National Assembly.
Earlier, MPs Hrant Bagratyan and Zaruhi Postanjyan introduced the proposal to the government.
According to them, Nagorno Karabakh meets the preconditions of international law for a sovereign state.
Yerevan’s decision to recognize Nagorno Karabakh’s independence will be determined by negotiations between the two Armenian states, also taking into consideration further developments and external factors, the Deputy Foreign Minister said later.
“There is no alternative to a peaceful settlement,” Shavarsh Kocharyan said.
“And if Azerbaijan attempts to avoid reaching a ceasefire and renews aggression, the issue of recognition will certainly be included in the agenda.”
Asked if the recognition would mean an end to the Minsk Group-mediated peace process, Kocharyan said: “It is Azerbaijan’s aggression that would bring the process to an end.”