Tag Archives: Armenian

Arrest Made in Samatya Attacks

In January, Amnesty expressed concern that Turkish authorities had dismissed the possibility of racial motivation prematurely in a string of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.  It called on “Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial … Continue reading

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Amnesty speaks out on attacks against Armenian women in Istanbul (Updated)

Amnesty International has today issued a statement calling on “the Turkish authorities to carry out a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the series of attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul.” The statement notes that Turkey is obligated under … Continue reading

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Voices rise against attacks on Armenians

The spate of attacks on Armenians in Istanbul is now receiving considerable attention in the press and among advocacy groups in Turkey.  While initially covered in only the Armenian press, mainstream media outlets are now addressing the issue. Moreover, anti-racism … Continue reading

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New attacks on Armenian women in Istanbul

There have been further attacks on elderly Armenian women in Istanbul. Bianet reports that Sultan Aykar, an 83 year-old Armenian woman was attacked January 22 in Istanbul’s Samatya district, leaving her blind in one eye.  As we noted January 16, there … Continue reading

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Update on attacks on Armenians in Istanbul

With the crimes still under investigation by Turkish authorities and little coverage in either the mainstream Turkish press or Western media, information on a series of attacks on Armenians in Istanbul is still extremely limited.   A good, basic summary in … Continue reading

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A Dark Christmas for Armenians in Turkey

A shadow hangs over the Armenian community of Istanbul as it celebrates Christmas this January 6.  On December 28, one of its oldest members, Maritsa Küçük, was brutally murdered in her home. Details of the murder are still limited, but … Continue reading

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