22 January, 2021 21:56 Ինչ են սպասում Բայդենից Թուրքիայում ✓Չավուշօղլուն Բրյուսելում բանակցում է լայն փաթեթի շուրջ
✓Դինքը սպանվել է ազգային համաձայնությամբ, հայտարարել է Փայլանը
✓Թուրքիայում խոսում են Էրդողան-Բայդեն հարաբերությունների հեռանկարներից
22 January, 2021 06:11 “On day 4, we realized this war will be worse than April 2016” At the start of the Second Artsakh War, Artyom Arevikyan had already been serving as an army conscript for eight months. He recalls his comrades making jokes on their way to the frontline, in an attempt to overcome anxiety and fear. In the first few days of the war, he wondered whether this would be similar to the Four-Day War in April 2016. But on the fourth day, he realized the situation was much worse.

Artyom is currently undergoing treatment at the Homeland Defender’s Rehabilitation Center. He is certain that he will recover fully and continue his studies.
22 January, 2021 03:29 The Biden Administration and Armenia Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. The inauguration ceremony marked an end to a dramatic political transition and the commencement of a new administration, which could bring newfound policy towards Armenia and the broader Caucasus region.

In a position paper, Biden’s campaign promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide, restore demining aid in Karabakh, and review security assistance to Azerbaijan. But how far is Biden’s administration willing to go during his presidency?

U.S. political analyst Eric Hacopian says that he is confident that the new administration will restart its engagement in the South Caucasus, which could be in Armenia’s favor. Currently, Russia and Turkey are the only major players in the region.
21 January, 2021 22:01 Will A Biden Presidency Keep Its Promises to Armenians? ✓The Armenian and French FMs hold phone talks.

✓Armenia’s government proposes establishing a new revamped Interior Ministry.

✓Eric Hacopian gives his take on what a Biden presidency will mean for Armenia.
21 January, 2021 18:30 Is President Biden Good News For Armenia? Political commentator and CivilNet host Eric Hacopian gives his take on what a Biden presidency will mean for Armenia and the South Caucasus. Eric also speaks on Biden’s relationship with Erdogan and Putin, and discusses recent cabinet appointments in DC, and how Armenia should approach these individuals.
21 January, 2021 04:31 Remembering Hrant Dink On January 19, 2021, the Hrant Dink Foundation commemorated the 14th anniversary of the assassination of Hrant Dink. The commemoration ceremony, usually held in-person in front of the Sebat Building in Istanbul, which formerly housed the office of the Agos newspaper, was broadcasted live online due to the pandemic.

Hrant Dink was born in Malatya, Turkey, on September 15, 1954. His father relocated the family to Istanbul when Hrant was just five. At the age of seven, Dink’s parents separated, and his grandmother placed Dink and his two brothers in the Gedikpaşa Armenian Orphanage. During the summers, the boys would attend the Tuzla Armenian Children’s Camp, where he met and grew up with his future wife, Rakel Yagbasan. During the 1980s, Dink and his wife took over the management of the Tuzla Children's Camp. The camp was eventually seized by the government as part of a larger campaign of extrajudicial expropriation of minority properties.
20 January, 2021 22:13 EBRD Provided 167 Million Euros for Armenia’s Pandemic Response in 2020 ✓Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Calls for Armenian POW Identities to be Published

✓The SIS has dropped a case against opposition politician Artur Vanetsyan

✓The EBRD invested 167 million euros in Armenia in 2020 to combat the economic effects of the pandemic.
20 January, 2021 18:47 No Agreement Regarding Transport Corridors, Says Armenia’s Deputy Prime-Minister There has been no agreement with Azerbaijan or Russia regarding reopening transport corridors in the region, Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said during a parliamentary Q&A session.

20 January, 2021 18:28 The Call For a Truth Commission to Study the Artsakh War CivilNet’s Eric Hacopian talks to Political Science Professor Nerses Kopalyan on the consequences of the Second Karabakh War, bringing parallels with other international cases.

Dr. Nerses Kopalyan teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is specialized in international relations, geopolitics, political theory, and philosophy of science.
20 January, 2021 15:01 French Author’s Awarded Book on Hrant Dink Translated into Armenian The French writer and journalist Valérie Manteau was in Yerevan for the presentation of her book “Le Sillon” (The Furrow in English), to launch its Armenian translation. Valérie Manteau was awarded the prestigious French Renaudot Prize for her book in 2018.

Fourteen years after the murder of Hrant Dink in Istanbul, an Armenian journalist from Turkey, democracy in Turkey is at its lowest point. In CivilNet’s studio Valérie Manteau talks about the peaceful struggle of Hrant Dink, Turkish society and the pressure on civil society.
20 January, 2021 06:15 Russian TV Portrays Karabakh Move as Humanitarian, Political Success Russia’s Channel 1 dedicated roughly eight minutes of its hour-long Sunday news show to Karabakh, which included interviews with local residents, Russian personnel in Karabakh and selective citations of Western media commentary.

“Big thank you to your president Putin, he saved us, and stopped the war,” says Inessa Safaryan, living in temporary housing for internally displaced in Stepanakert. “If it wasn’t for Russia, for Russian soldiers, none of us would be here.”

The report continues by highlighting the work of Russian de-miners clearing unexploded ordnance and military medics providing health services to locals. “People here haven’t seen doctors of this qualification for a long time,” says the narrator.
20 January, 2021 03:16 Turkey and Azerbaijan to Conduct Joint Military Exercises in Kars From February 1 to February 12, the Turkish and Azerbaijani Armed Forces will be conducting joint military exercises in Turkey’s Kars Province. The exercises are to be the most comprehensive winter drill in recent history and will feature Turkish-made weapons and equipment.

According to the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Tofig Zulfugarov, the winter military exercises in Kars are meant to prepare the armies to conduct operations in severe weather conditions. Tank divisions, heavy artillery operators, sniper teams, special forces personnel, helicopters, and commandos will all be part of the training.

Turkey and Azerbaijan conduct joint military exercises regularly. The last such exercise was held in the summer of 2020, primarily in Baku and Nakhichevan, two weeks after Azerbaijan Armed Forces unsuccessfully attacked Armenia’s Tavush Province.
19 January, 2021 21:48 50,000 Armenians Have Returned to Karabakh Thus Far ✓The Armenian and Russian FMs have discussed the POW situation.

✓Arsen Torosyan is appointed as the new chief of staff to the prime minister.

✓Artsakh’s FM urges international bodies to apply pressure on Azerbaijan to release POWs.