A Devastating Earthquake Shakes the Land, People and Government of Turkey

Armenian International Magazine (AIM), October 1999, Volume 10, Number 10, p. 24-27

Turkish Tragedy
A Devastating Earthquake Shakes the Land, People and Government of Turkey

By Hratch Tchilingirian

The devastating earthquake that hit Turkey’s Marmara region in August killed almost 20,000 people, left more than 27,000 people injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. The epicenter of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake was near Izmit, an industrial city about 104 km (60 miles) east of Istanbul.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-10-01

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Two Different Islands

Armenian International Magazine Volume 10, Number 10, October 1999, p. 10

[Editorial by Hratch Tchilingirian]

Two Different Islands
Cooperation among state officials, policy makers and businesses benefits all

In the last few years, Great Britain, a huge and important island in Europe, has gone through a process of reassessing its foreign policy in the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Armenia in particular.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-10-01

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Electing A Holy Father

Armenian International Magazine Volume 10, Number 10, October 1999, p. 11

[Editorial by Hratch Tchilingirian]

Electing A Holy Father
Will the new Catholicos heal, build and lead the Church into the next century?

At the end of October over 450 delegates from around the world, elected by their respective communities, will convene the National Ecclesiastical Assembly (NEA), the Armenian Church’s highest body of authority, to elect a new Catholicos of All Armenians.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-10-01

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Berg-Karabach: Die Außenpolitik im Wandel

Armenisch-Deutsche Korrespondenz (ADK)[Koln], No. 103, 1999/Heft 1, pp. 7-8; No. 104, 1999, Heft 2, pp. 2-4.

Berg-Karabach: Die Außenpolitik im Wandel [published in German, see PDF versions] 

[Nagorno Karabakh:  Foreign Policy in Transition]

Hratch Tchilingirian

For over a decade now, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the South Caucasus remains the oldest unresolved conflict in the former Soviet Union. Meanwhile, a fragile cease-fire since May 1994 remains in place and the OSCE's Minsk Group continues attempts to mediate a resolution. 

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-10-01

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Looking to the East: Chant Avedissian

Armenian International Magazine (AIM)August-September 1999, Vol. 10, No. 8&9, pp. 76-77, 79

Looking to the East
Chant Avedissian rediscovers and redefines Egyptian visual art

By Hratch Tchilingirian

If you’ve traveled through London’s Heathrow Airport or flown on British Airways in the last few years, chances are you’ve seen Chant Avedissian’s paintings—representing Egypt. It is one of a series of colorful art deco British Airways plane tails representing different nations around the world.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-08-01

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Instilling the Armenian Spirit

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) July 1999, Volume 10, Number 7, pp 53-54 Instilling the Armenian Spirit Armenian Education in a Transient Community By Hratch Tchilingirian The tiny Armenian community in the United Arab Emirates, numbering less than 2000, has a collective history of about 20 years. Unlike most established Diaspora communities around the world, the most prevalent characteristics of this community is its transient nature.
1999-07-01

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The End of a Journey: Catholicos Karekin I

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) July 1999, Volume 10, Number 7, pp 29-33

The End of a Journey
Karekin I, Catholicos of All Armenians, 1995-1999; Catholicos of Cilicia, 1977-1995

By Hratch Tchilingirian

In April 1995, Karekin I was elected the 131st Catholicos of All Armenians in Ejmiatsin by the National Ecclesiastical Assembly, arguably, the most pan-Armenian body representing almost nine million Armenians in the republic and 32 countries in the Diaspora. Unlike other elections in the last five hundred years, this one was the first in a free and independent Republic of Armenia. And for the first time in history, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, in Lebanon, was elected Catholicos of All Armenians in Ejmiatsin.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-07-01

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Crisis Without Borders: Armenian Media in the Middle East

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) July 1999, Volume 10, Number 7, pp 37 & 39

Crisis Without Borders
The Media in the Middle East

By Hratch Tchilingirian

In the old days, when things looked bleak in the Diasporan communities of the West, everyone looked to the Middle East for hope. There, Armenians spoke, read, wrote Armenian. There, the future of the language and the culture was guaranteed.

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-07-01

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The Navy Band

Armenian International Magazine (AIM) Volume 10, Number 6, June 1999, p. 67

The Navy Band

Hratch Tchilingirian

Armenian Navy Band, subtitled Bzdik Zinvor (Small Soldier) is Arto Tunçboyaciyan’s newest CD production (Svota Music 1999).

Hratch Tchilingirian
1999-06-01

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