Leadership

ARF’s Position On Ocalan’s Letter‏: Welcome, But With Serious Reservations

The ARF-D Press Office reporter interviewed ARF-D Bureau member, Chairman of the Armenian Cause Central Council (ANC International) Hagop Der-Khatchadourian Question – About four weeks ago, on the occasion of the anniversary of Hrant Dink’s assassination, PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan’s letter was first published in Istanbul’s “Agos” weekly. So far, the ARF-D has not officially…

Hunchakian, RAG and ARF-D Political Parties Meet, Issue Joint Statement

On December 6, 2013 a meeting at Tekeyan Center in Beirut, Lebanon was held between Hrant Markaryan, ARF-D Bureau Chairman, a delegation of the Hunchakian Party Central Executive headed by Hagop Dikranian and Mike Kharabian, RAG Chairman. Below is the statement that was issued after the conclusion of the meeting. On the threshold of the…

Another BDP-ARFD High-level Meeting, a First in Istanbul

Yerevan (12 December) — A high-level meeting between delegations representing the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) of Turkey was held today in Istanbul. This was the first time since 1923 that an official ARF-D delegation was visiting Istanbul. The BDP delegation was led by Nazmi Gür, head of BDP’s foreign…

ARF-D Participates In Socialist International Meetings In Istanbul

(Yerevan) – The Socialist International Council meeting started on Sunday, November 10 in Istanbul, Turkey. The ARF-D was represented by Bureau member and SI Vice President, Mario Nalbandian and Head of the ARF-D International Secretariat, Giro Manoyan. The SI Statutory Committee on Finance and Administration, where the ARF-D is a member, convened its session on…

High-ranking ARF-D, BDP Meeting In Washington

On Tuesday, October 29, a delegation of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) headed by its co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, visited the ANCA Washington office and met with a delegation headed by ARF-D Bureau member, Hagop Der Khachadourian. The possibilities of Armenian Kurdish cooperation as well as the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian…

ARF-D Attends Washington Kurdish Conference

Explores Avenues for Armenian-Kurdish Cooperation (armenianweekly.com) WASHINGTON — Kurdish political leaders from Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq were joined on Oct. 28 by a broad cross-section of the Washington, D.C. foreign policy community at an all-day conference on the “The Kurdish Role in the New Middle East”. The conference, the first ever organized in Washington…

Third European Armenian Convention. Karabakh President In The European Parliament.

Armenians from all over Europe were gathered in Brussels, Belgium for the 3rd European Armenian Convention, convened on October 14-15 and organized by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD). On October 14, the Convention took place at the Armenian Cultural Center where EAFJD President, Kaspar Karampetian delivered the opening remarks. Mountainous Karabakh…

The ARF-D Representative At SI Presidium’s Meeting In New York

Members of the Socialist International Presidium, heads of state and government from SI member parties, heads of UN agencies and international organisations and a number of foreign ministers gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the 26th September for the 6th annual meeting in conjunction with the UN General Assembly. The meeting…

Papandreou, Margaryan Exchange Views On Regional Developments

ARF-D Bureau Chairman, Hrant Margaryan held a meeting with the President of the Socialist International, former Prime Minister of Greece and PASOK party’s previous leader, George Papandreou, on September 17, in Athens. Papandreou and Margaryan discussed about the effects the financial crisis has had on the region, issues of interest for the Socialist International as…