A Letter from Kyrenia and the Adana Massacres of 1909

The Adana Massacres of 1909, whose 30,000 victims are being commemorated on the centenary of their death this year, are of special significance to the Armenians of Cyprus since a large proportion of them are descendants of the 1915 Genocide survivors from Adana who found refuge in Cyprus, and who still consider themselves “Adanatsi”. In Larnaca, the Armenian Church of St. Stephanos, built in 1913, is dedicated to the 1909 victims.

Massacres of Armenians in Turkey were nothing new, in fact about 15 years earlier, the Hamidian Massacres of 1894-96 had claimed tenfold that figure and had shown the lack of enthusiasm of the European powers for takin

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Would you wish to be an Armenian in 1915?

I would like to ask a very simple, ordinary question. Would you wish to be an Armenian in 1915? No, you wouldn’t.

Because now you know you would have been killed. Please stop arguing about the number of murdered or the denials or the attempts to replace pain with statistics.
No one is denying that Armenians were murdered, right? It may be 300,000, or 500,000, or 1.5 million. I don’t know which number is the truth, or whether anyone knows the true number accurately. What I do know is the existence of the death and pain beyond these numbers. I am also aware how we forget that we are talking about human beings when we are passionately debating the numb

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75 Χρόνια απο το Θάνατο του Μεγάλου Ευεργετή Καραμπέτ Μελκονιάν

Garabed Melkonian, ο νεώτερος από τους τρεις γιους του Artin H. Melkonian, γεννήθηκε στη συ…

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The Armenian Cypriot community through the ages

There is a long link between Cyprus and Armenians, possibly dating back to the 5th century BC. However, the real history of the Armenian communi…

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Posted at 12:31 on November 1, 2009