TURKISH PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE REFUSES TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AGAINST PERSON WHO THREATENED ISTANBUL-ARMENIAN FAMILY
- The prosecutor's office did not accept the petition submitted by the Istanbul Armenian E.A., who was threatened by his Turkish neighbor, an attorney by profession, following the February 26 anti-Armenian protest in Istanbul.
E.A. had gone to the Police and informed that an unidentified person had thrown a white hat cap into their yard on the evening of February 27. "In the morning I saw that it was written 'Do not remain silent against Armenian lies!' on the cap. There were caps with this inscription at the demonstration held in Istanbul on February 26. I checked my home security cameras and saw that the cap was thrown into our yard by our district's resident E.Y., who is the attorney of those people who earlier had threatened me on numerous occasions for being Armenian," noted the Istanbul Armenian, claiming that this cap is a clear threat against and a danger for his and his daughter's lives.
But the prosecutor's office did not accept the petition on the grounds that the aforesaid white cap is not a sufficient evidence to launch an investigation.
The Istanbul Armenian's legal representative said they will appeal this decision. "Why is it that video camera recordings are always considered evidence, but this time they were not evidence?", the attorney noted.
- 1828 Start of the Persian Armenians' emigration to Eastern Armenia. Some 40 000 Armenians, lead by General Lazarev, returned home.
- 1845 Birth of philologist Norayr Byoozand.
- 1849 Birth of the German linguist Karl Brugman. He played an important role in the recognition of Armenian as a distinct branch of the Indo-European languages.
- 1866 Birth of Nerses Meleek - Tangian, cleric and philologist. He headed the Diocese of Atrpatakan and published works on Armenian philology and church law.
- 1888 Death in Constantinople of Stepan Papazian, teacher, author and editor of "Jamanak".
- 1905 Death of Kristapor Meekayelyan, one of the founders of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation party. He was born in 1859.
- 1913 Birth of Eduard Aghayan (academician, philologist and linguist).
- 1917 The Armenian Cadet's create the Liberal - Bourgeois Popular Party in Tbilissi. By October, 1921 the Party had gone abroad to become one of the founders of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party.
- 1917 The Armenian Populist Party was founded in Tbilissi (Georgia).
- 1921 Treaty between Turkey and Soviet Russia (Treaty of Moscow). Nakhitshevan and Artsakh are arbitrarily placed within Soviet Azerbaijan without Soviet Armenias input into the matter.
- 1921 The Soviet-Turkish treaty is signed in Moscow. Armenian lands are given to Turks.
- 1921 England and Turkey exchange prisoners of war including some Turks who were responsible for the Armenian Genocide. Turks held on Malta are set free.
- 1924 Death of actress Yeranoohee Garagashyan.
- 1930 Death of Varlam Avanessov in Dilijan.
- 1944 Reorganization of the People's Commissariats of Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Armenian SSR.
- 1949 Opening of the First Congress of Armenia's Theatre Union.
- 1995 The Presidents of Russia and Armenia sign an agreement on Russian military bases in Armenia.