The Year of 2015: Preparations in Armenia and Turkey
22.04.2013
12:00
On April 22, at noon, Media Center hosted a discussion on “The Year of 2015: Preparations in Armenia and Turkey”, with participation of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute director Hayk Demoyan, Vice-Dean of YSU Faculty of Eastern Studies Ruben Melkonyan, experts in Turkish studies Artak Shakaryan and Anush Hovhannisyan, Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Armenia deputy project manager David Amiryan and independent consultant Levon Hovsepyan.

Armenian Genocide Museum Institute director Hayk Demoyan stressed the importance of how Armenians would speak out in 2015 and whether their voice would be heard.

“2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and naturally there will be higher activity, but the main guideline has to be making 2015 a very important stage of our regrouped, rearranged forces, from where we would advance,” he said.   

David Amiryan, deputy project manager at the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation-Armenia, who along with his five friends is concerned with this issue as a common citizen, believes that target groups should be identified, such as the Turkish youth, and work in that direction.  

“Something essential has to be created with the 100th anniversary – we have to understand what message we want to pass down to our generations; will it become a new stage or things will continue the way they have been?” Amiryan raised a question.    

Vice-Dean of YSU Faculty of Eastern Studies Ruben Melkonyan is convinced that there is certain evolution also in the Turkish political field, and that crisis should be deepened among the Turkish society. 

“Our target has to be the Turkish society, which is experiencing informational famine. Armenian and Turkish knowledge is out of comparison, because the Armenian side grounds everything with facts,” he said.

Expert in Turkish studies Artak Shakaryan's tip for information war is to mind carefully the choice of tools applied.  In Turkey it is Twitter, which in Armenia is not that widely used.

Another expert in Turkish studies Anush Hovhannisyan says what matters most to Turkey is to prevent the United State from recognizing the Armenian Genocide. 

“Under the conditions of today's information war, we have to be able to raise the issue on a different level, first of all working with the Turkish public,” suggested Hovhannisyan.

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: solutions offered by elders’ candidates
11.09.2018
11:00
September 11, Media Center hosted a discussion on Yerevan Elders’ Elections: Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: within the frames of the discussion the candidates presented their suggestions and solutions.
Demand to Release Shant Harutyunyan and Possible Developments
06.09.2018
12:00
In the last few days discussions about releasing Shant Harutyunyan became heated especially after Harutyunyan’s son’s speech. At a September 6 Media Center discussion Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office, Vardan Harutyunyan, head of center of right and freedom and Hovsep Khurshudyan, head of Free Citizen NGO presented their views regarding the issue.
NA Monitoring. The Results of the 3rd Session period of the 6th Convention of the NA
05.09.2018
13:00
It is 8 years the NA monitoring has presented the monitoring results of the NA session periods.
“The velvet Revolution sends out the message that now Armenia is more open to the world and for investments”, says the ambassador of Brazil to Armenia.
05.09.2018
11:00
September 7 this year marks 196th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. On this occasion Media Center hosted H.E. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil to Armenia.
“The key principle of the transitional justice is to establish solidarity in the society”: Avetik Ishkhanyan
04.09.2018
12:30
September 4, Media Center hosted a press conference on Transitional Justice: Extreme or Necessity” attended by Avetik Ishkhanyan, president of Armenian Helsinki Committee.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events