• December 31, 2011

    December 2011 was characterised by two key Armenian events - one in France and another in Israel. In France, the National Assembly (he lower house of parliament) approved a draft law that would criminalise the denial of the Armenian genocide. Dr Harry Hagopian questions this approach. The horrific scale of the crime means this sensitive issue becomes laden with profound moral, ethical, legal, political and psychological implications, he says, recommending a pan-Armenian strategy.

  • November 21, 2011

    With developments relating to Syria proceeding fast, Middle East expert, churches' adviser, lawyer and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been on Al Jazeera (English) again, offering an up-to-date assessment of where things are - not least in relation to Turkey's role and to the stance of the Arab League.

  • October 27, 2011

    The Red Cross and Red Crescent are cooperating to help the tens of thousands of people left homeless by the Turkey earthquake.

  • September 12, 2011

    The patriarchs of three ancient Orthodox Christian churches have met in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East.

  • July 19, 2011

    The Turkish authorities have been told to halt a series of forced evictions which have already caused great suffering to vulnerable families

  • March 8, 2011

    Turkey's Christian churches still face severe hardships, despite recent pledges by the government to improve protection of religious rights.

  • October 23, 2010

    A Turkish government adviser has said that Christians and Muslims should be allowed to worship again in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia basilica.

  • July 27, 2010

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched an unexpectedly strong attack on the conditions in Israeli-blockaded Gaza.

  • July 27, 2010

    British PM David Cameron says he will "fight" for Turkey's accession to the European Union, despite the slow pace of negotiations.

  • July 20, 2010

    Violations of the rights of children in Turkey will continue despite legislative amendments due to be discussed by the country's parliament today.