Issues of Interest & Concern

Issues that the ARF-D is following with interest and/or concern.

Vardanyan: Issues will not be resolved through the use of arms, force, hostages or terror

Today an armed group stormed into the headquarters of the patrol force regiment of the Armenian Police in Erebuni. Soon after the seizure of the police headquarters, Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyn (ARF-D) Supreme Council of Armenia Chairman Aghvan Vartanyan told yerkir.am that the group has sought the wrongest and most condemnable method to implement the necessary…

Catholicos Aram I meets with the Representatives of the United Nation for Syria

(armenianorthodoxchurch.org/en) On Friday evening, March 4, 2016, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia met Nicolas Michel, the senior advisor to Staffan de Mistura, special envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon for Syria. During the two-hour meeting, Mr Michel briefed Catholicos Aram I on possible solutions to the conflict and…

Armenian Parliament Elects Arman Tatoyan as Human Rights Defender

(parliament.am) On February 23, the Parliament of Armenia continued the work of the regular four-day sittings. The deputies Alexander Arzumanyan, Heghine Bisharyan, Aram Manukyan, Rubik Hakobyan, Ishkhan Khachatryan, Levon Dokholyan, Tevan Poghosyan exchanged their opinions on the Human Rights Defender’s candidate. The Parliamentary Factions (Rule of Law – Heghine Bisharyan, the ARF-D – Artsvik Minasyan,…

Turkey, Using ISIS, Plans to Invade North Syria, Warns ARF-D

YEREVAN—The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) issued an announcement, through which it advances the notion that Turkey’s recent posturing vis-à-vis the tensions in the Middle East suggest a plan by Ankara to invade northern Syria. Below is the translated text of the ARF-D Bureau announcement. Despite Turkey’s role during the duration of the…

His Holiness Aram I Shared the Concerns of Middle Eastern Christians with President Obama on Behalf of the Eastern Patriarchs

ANTELIAS, LEBANON – On Thursday, September 11th, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, DC, held an hour long meeting with President Obama, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other key White House staff also…

Syria’s Armenian Villages of Kesab Targeted by Al-Qaeda Front Groups in Cross-Border Attack from Turkey

— Reports cite 80 Dead; Civilian Hostages Taken; Churches Desecrated KESAB, SYRIA – The Armenian populated villages of Kesab (Kessab, Kasab), Syria were the target of three days of brutal cross-border attacks from Turkey by al-Qaeda affiliated armed bands, which have cost 80 lives and forced the civilian population of the area to flee for…