mardi 31 mars 2015

Selon l'ancien président Levon Ter Petrossian, l'Arménie doit appuyer la candidature turque à l'UE et cesser ses revendications sur 1915

Երեքշաբթի, մարտի 31, 2015 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 14:09
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Ter-Petrosian Urges Armenian Support For Turkey’s EU Accession

Emil Danielyan

Հրապարակված է՝ 24.03.2015

Armenia should stop pressing for an official Turkish recognition of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire and instead help Turkey join the European Union, former President Levon Ter-Petrosian said on Tuesday.


In another newspaper article, the opposition leader also reiterated, albeit cautiously, his criticism of a declaration on the 100th anniversary of the genocide that was adopted by President Serzh Sarkisian and leaders of Armenian Diaspora organizations last month.

The declaration calls on the Turkish state to “face up to its own history and past” by ending its long-running denial of a deliberate government effort to exterminate the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. It makes clear that Armenia and its worldwide Diaspora will keep campaigning for a greater international recognition of the 1915 genocide.

Writing in the “Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” daily, Ter-Petrosian said Sarkisian should have made a different appeal to the international community ahead of the genocide centennial. He said it should have said that “Armenia does not demand that Turkey recognize the genocide” because it considers that Ankara’s “internal affair.”

In Ter-Petrosian’s words, the Armenian president should also urge the EU not to make Turkey’s accession to the EU conditional on its recognition of the Armenian genocide. The 70-year-old ex-president, who leads the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK), stood by his unconventional view that Turkish entry to the EU would be good for Armenia.

In contrast to his previous pronouncements, Ter-Petrosian stressed that his position on the subject does not necessarily represent the “ultimate truth” and that he is “ready to listen to and take into account proposals, comments and amendments from all interested parties.” They presumably include Sarkisian.

Ter-Petrosian already unexpectedly offered to meet Sarkisian and discuss the issue last month, just days after harshly criticizing the “pan-Armenian declaration” on the genocide centenary. The offer followed the collapse of the HAK’s anti-government alliance with Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK). Tsarukian resigned as BHK leader and retired from politics under strong government pressure, heralding his party’s eventual demise.

In a February 20 reply, Sarkisian rejected Ter-Petrosian’s criticism of his stance on the genocide issue but expressed readiness to meet one of his most bitter detractors. Ter-Petrosian responded by saying that he no longer wants such a meeting.


With his latest article, the HAK leader appears to have reopened the door to a potential dialogue with Sarkisian.
Source : http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/26918472.html

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mardi 17 mars 2015

Arménie : suite à des pressions du pouvoir, plusieurs figures de l'opposition démissionnent

Երեքշաբթի, մարտի 17, 2015 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 14:34
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Tsarukian Quits ‘Active Politics’

Astghik Bedevian

Հրապարակված է՝ 05.03.2015

Bowing to strong pressure from President Serzh Sarkisian, Gagik Tsarukian resigned as chairman of Armenia’s largest opposition party and announced his retirement from “active politics” on Thursday.

Tsarukian defended his decision to steer clear of a potentially violent confrontation with the Sarkisian administration as he addressed an emergency congress of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) held behind the closed doors. One of his top aides, Naira Zohrabian, was elected as the party’s new chairperson.

“I am leaving active politics,” Tsarukian said in a speech.
“I am not the party chairman anymore. But I will continue to be of use to my country and my people in other areas.”

“Please do not appeal to me with political questions from now on,” he added. “I am not going to interfere in any of your decisions. I have nothing to do with the BHK anymore.”


Tsarukian, who became one of the country’s richest men during former President Robert Kocharian’s rule, gave no clear reasons for his resignation, which is certain to reshape the Armenian political landscape. He said only that his decision was “not easy” and resulted from “long deliberations.”

Tsarukian called for anti-government demonstrations and declared Sarkisian’s ouster “the greatest cause of my life” immediately after the president warned him on January 12 to end his political activities or face a government crackdown on his businesses. However, the tycoon went on to call off a rally which the BHK and its opposition allies were due to hold in Yerevan on February 20. He cited the need to avoid bloodshed.

Tsarukian reiterated this justification at the BHK congress. “I could not have forgiven myself if the blood of a single person had been spilled,” he said. “This is the line I cannot cross. Accept me as I am.”

Observers believe that the former arm wrestler reputedly close to Kocharian feared losing much of his fortune and being prosecuted for alleged “crimes” mentioned by Sarkisian. Some of them claim that he also feared for his life.

The party congress promptly approved Tsarukian choice of the new BHK leader: Naira Zohrabian. As well as advising Tsarukian on political affairs, Zohrabian has been a senior member of the BHK’s parliamentary faction, the second largest in the National Assembly.

Zohrabian declined to comment on the reasons for Tsarukian’s resignation in her acceptance speech and ensuing meeting with reporters. The former journalist was also vague on the BHK’s new political orientation and objectives. “We need time to plan our tactic and further steps,” she said.

Zohrabian clarified only that the party is now officially in opposition to the Armenian government. It remained unclear, though, whether it will campaign for snap national elections or seek to scuttle a controversial constitutional reform planned by Sarkisian.
Source : http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/26883907.html

in English
Oskanian Also Leaves Key Opposition Party
Հրապարակված է՝ 05.03.2015

Former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian on Thursday confirmed his decision to quit the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), pointing to its failure to achieve regime change in the country.

“Terminating my membership in the BHK, I am conscious of my share of responsibility for its failure,” he said in a written statement issued shortly after the resignation of the party’s founding leader, Gagik Tsarukian.

Oskanian condemned “the arbitrary and unconstitutional use of all government levers” against Tsarukian, which is thought to have driven the tycoon out of politics. He said the crackdown not only damaged Armenia’s international reputation but also dashed “the Armenian people’s hopes to expedite immediate radical changes in the country.”

Oskanian also congratulated the BHK’s new chairwoman, Naira Zohrabian, expressing hope that the party will “continue to fight against political monopoly in the country” under her leadership.

Zohrabian was the first to reveal Oskanian’s resignation on Wednesday. She said on Thursday that the Syrian-born former U.S. citizen, who served as Armenia’s top diplomat throughout former President Robert Kocharian’s 1998-2008 rule, will retain his parliament seat.

Oskanian has been one of the most bitter BHK critics of President Serzh Sarkisian ever since he joined Tsarukian’s party in early 2012, shortly before it pulled out of Armenia’s coalition government. He has been the target of frequent verbal attacks from Sarkisian’s political allies.

According to media reports, Sarkisian demanded Oskanian’s removal from the BHK leadership during a confidential January 17 meeting with Tsarukian. The meeting resulted in Tsarukian’s decision to stop challenging the government.

Նույն թեմայով in English
Source : http://www.azatutyun.mobi/a/26884248.html

The end of politics in Armenia
Analyses
2015-03-11
Szymon Ananicz

On 5 March Gagik Tsarukian, one of the richest Armenian oligarchs and the founder and leader of Prosperous Armenia, the largest party outside the coalition government, announced that he was ceasing his political activity. Less than three weeks before, he had withdrawn from organising mass demonstrations which Prosperous Armenia - which itself was part of the establishment - had planned to hold together with opposition groups at the end of February with the intention of seizing power. Tsarukian’s resignation was the result of blackmail by the ruling team; they revealed that he owed multi-billion debts to the treasury, and also threatened to deprive him of his parliamentary mandate. Many members of Prosperous Armenia left the party in the wake of Tsarukian, including some of its parliamentary deputies.

In the short term, the quashing of Prosperous Armenia will strengthen the government camp, particularly President Serzh Sargsian. But in the long run – possibly before the parliamentary elections in 2017 and presidential elections in 2018 – it may contribute to the weakening of the government’s legitimacy, and threaten social and political stability.

A strong elite

The political neutralisation of Prosperous Armenia can be seen as a success for the government, which has put an end to a potentially dangerous scenario in which part of the establishment formed an anti-government alliance with the opposition.
Unlike other opposition parties, Prosperous Armenia had significant resources that could have been used to mobilise the public and part of the elite against the ruling camp. From the establishment’s point of view, the threat had intensified over the last six months, with the start of Tsarukian’s opposition activities and his cooperation with the Armenian National Congress (ANC) and the Heritage party, which aim to overthrow Sargsian and dismantle the oligarchic political-economic system in Armenia.

The break-up of the opposition will strengthen Sargsian’s grip on the country and the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) which he leads. He has proved that he is able to discipline even the richest oligarch, who had significant influence on the structures of the state and enjoyed the support of the former President Robert Kocharian, another important oligarch. Kocharian used to be Sargsian’s patron, but it seems the current president has managed to make himself independent of his predecessor.

According to press reports, Tsarukian had unsuccessfully courted Moscow’s support for his plan to seize power. The failure of these attempts may therefore demonstrate that the ruling team is meeting the expectations of the Kremlin – another testament to the strong position of the current establishment.

No political alternatives

The consolidation of power in the hands of the president and his party is going hand in hand with the reduction of political pluralism in Armenia. This is due to the ruling team’s authoritarian methods, but also to the weakness and fragmentation of the opposition groups, which have been marginalised as a result of their failures in the presidential, parliamentary and local government elections over the last three years (together the ANC and Heritage hold about 10% of the seats in parliament).

The geopolitical situation is serving to maintain the status quo. The unresolved Karabakh conflict gives the country the feeling of a permanent state of emergency, which the authorities use as an excuse for the difficult situation, and also to strengthen their own legitimacy.
The importance of the Karabakh factor has increased over the last year, together with the most serious intensification in the last twenty years of hostilities between Armenia and Karabakh against Azerbaijan (during this period around 60 people have died in mutual exchanges of fire). In addition, Armenia’s dependence on Russia in the political, economic and security spheres, as well as its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union, significantly limit the country’s room for manoeuvre. The opposition is therefore finding it difficult to put forward any alternative paths for development and policy.

Social discontent

The stability of the political scene increasingly contrasts with growing public dissatisfaction at the situation in the country. The regional isolation of Armenia, the oligarchic structure of the economy and the high levels of corruption rule out any hope that the country can overcome its economic stagnation. The authorities’ actions are limited to everyday administration and ‘patching up holes’, primarily by increasing the financial burden imposed on society by means such as raising pension contributions, fines for traffic offenses, transport prices and increasing tax collection. The situation has been exacerbated by membership of the Eurasian Economic Union (since the beginning of this year), as Armenia has now become even more vulnerable to the ongoing economic downturn in Russia. This has contributed to the decline in the value of the local currency and a significant increase in commodity prices, which is a severe blow to an impoverished population (every third inhabitant of Armenia lives in poverty; the average per capita income does not exceed US$7700).

The increasing social frustration has been expressed in ever more frequent demonstrations and in a rise in criminality. The wave of demonstrations and riots after the massacre of an Armenian family by a Russian soldier this January proves that public order is fragile.

Traditionally, emigration to Russia was an important factor in discharging social tensions; tens of thousands of people used to go there every year for work. For these people and their families, it was often the only way to meet the minimum necessities of life (remittances from guest workers accounted for 21% of the country’s GDP). However, the downturn in the Russian market has forced many emigrants to return, and lowered the amount of money transfers from Russia by over half. In addition, Russia has banned re-entry onto Russian Federation territory to around 60,000 Armenian guest workers for having violated the migration laws, and according to estimates from Moscow as many as 180,000 Armenians may face a similar ban. This situation will increase the potential social instability in Armenia, of which the protests against the Russian ‘black list’ (held regularly since February) are a sign.

So far, some social discontent has been channelled into political activity, including by the opposition groups (there is a strong tradition of party rallies and demonstrations). But in the face of the break-up of the opposition and the closing off of political channels, this frustration will find other forms of expression – more scattered, but probably also more radical.

Another risk comes from the unfreezing of the Karabakh conflict. A further escalation of violence there could undermine the social and political order in Armenia.
Source : http://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2015-03-11/end-politics-armenia

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Syrie : Nerses Kilajyan et le Hezbollah

"Début mars 2014, des hommes supposés venir des Etats-Unis combattant pour le régime syrien multiplient les vidéos les montrant sur le champ de bataille publiées sur Internet. « Wino », du gang Westside Armenian Power de Los Angeles, et « Creeper », du gang Surenos 13, lié à la mafia mexicaine. « Wino » s'appelle en fait Nerses Kilajyan ; selon les chercheurs américains, il est en Syrie depuis décembre 2012, comme l'indique son profil Facebook. Il se montre en photo avec plusieurs autres américains et combat manifestement sous le commandement du Hezbollah. Les motivations restent difficiles à expliquer : Nerses a peut-être des liens familiaux avec la Syrie, mais l'argent semble la motivation la plus pausible43. Surtout, il appartient peut-être à la minorité arménienne américaine, sans être citoyen américain lui-même ; or les chrétiens arméniens de Syrie ont pour partie rejoint les milices pro-régime44. Certaines vidéos ou photos semblent avoir été prises dans la région d'Alep. (...)

43http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/03/03/foreign-fighters-los-angeles-gangsters-spotted-on-video-in-syria/
44http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/03/04/syrie-gangsta-deux-membres-des-gangs-de-los-angeles-aux-cotes-de-bachar-al-assad/"

Source : http://historicoblog3.blogspot.fr/2015/02/mourir-pour-assad-les-combattants.html

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mardi 3 mars 2015

Commémoration du massacre de Khodjaly : le régime bananier arménien blâme le ministre israélien Avigdor Lieberman pour sa présence

"Friday, February 27th, 2015 | Posted by Contributor

Armenia Slams Israeli Foreign Minister over Presence at Khojaly Event

YEREVAN—Armenian officials on Friday expressed their anger and deemed it inappropriate that Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attended an event organized by Azerbaijan regarding what Baku calls the “Khojaly genocide.”

Lieberman, a Soviet-born Israeli politician who also serves as Israel’s deputy prime minister today, was on a delegation that also included a Knesset member that reportedly attended on February 26 an event marking the 23rd anniversary of what Azerbaijan presents as a massacre of civilians by Armenian forces in the town of Khojaly in Artsakh."

Source : http://asbarez.com/132220/armenia-slams-israeli-foreign-minister-over-presence-at-khojaly-event/

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Etats-Unis : hystérie d'Arméniens racistes contre Starbucks

Starbucks’ Armenian Faux Pas
February 20, 2015 - 10:33am, by Giorgi Lomsadze
Amidst an angry backlash from Armenian-Americans, Starbucks has removed from cafés around Los Angeles artwork depicting women in Armenian national dress under Turkish flags.

The coffee chain was apparently attempting to cater to LA’s large ethnic Armenian community , but anyone with a smattering of an understanding of Armenian-Turkish relations — or of Google searches — could see how displaying such a poster could go awfully wrong; especially ahead of the centennial commemoration of the slaughter of over a million ethnic Armenians in Turkey.

With the centennial planned for April 24, the century-old dispute about whether or not the killings amounted to genocide has reached a fever-pitch. Armenia already has withdrawn from a largely defunct reconciliation plan with Turkey. 

The Armenian  National Committee for America, a Diaspora group, launched a social-media campaign at #boycottstarbucks deeming the art “Tasteless!” and calling for the coffee-colossus to remove the photos and apologize.

The outpouring has prompted the company to issue an apology. In what appears to have become the company’s standard response to press-queries, a Starbucks spokesperson wrote to EurasiaNet.org that  “We missed the mark here and we apologize for upsetting our customers and the community.”

The spokesperson stated that the artwork has been removed from “our Mulholland & Calabasas store in Woodland Hills” and that the company is “working to make this right" and "to ensure this image is not in any other Starbucks locations."

Similar statements appear to have been sent to RFE/RL and the Armenian-American publication Asbarez.com, according to their reports.

With the centennial approaching, though, more controversy is like to come. Although, this time, from a comic-book publisher.

Devil’s Due, a North American comic-book publisher that says it "embraces new, even risky concepts," announced a graphic-novel project for April dedicated to the World-War-I-era Armenian tragedy. The plot is based on real events; namely, the 1921 assassination of controversial Turkish leader Talaat Pasha by an Armenian revolutionary, Soghomon Tehlirian.

The project appears to be linked to an upcoming book of the same name (Operation Nemesis) by writer/actor Eric Bogosian (Law & Order) about the assassination. Bogosian's son, Harry, is listed among the graphic novel's credits.

Other plans for commemoration of the centennial include a  pan-Armenian flash-mob, slotted for April. The project calls on Armenians to film themselves, lit candle in hand, inviting other ethnic Armenians to travel to Armenia in April to light a candle together in memory of the events of 1915.

-Updated on February 21, 2015
Source : http://www.eurasianet.org/node/72181

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Sleeping with Our Enemy: Russia Sells Weapons to Azerbaijan
By MassisPost
Updated: February 20, 2015

By David Boyajian

Russia has sold some $4 billion worth of modern weapons to Azerbaijan in the past few years, with perhaps more to come.

These include S-300 air defense missiles, Mi-35M combat helicopters, T-90 tanks, Kornet anti-tank missiles, MSTA-S 152mm self-propelled artillery, and the highly destructive Smerch Multiple Launch Rocket System.

Since Azerbaijan’s 1994 defeat in the Karabakh/Artsakh war, its leaders have declared their intention to seize Artsakh by force. Azeris regularly shoot across, and try to penetrate, Artsakh’s ceasefire line. They have made territorial claims on Armenia and are even shelling villages in Armenia itself.

Armenia and Russia are allies and have a mutual defense pact. Russian troops help guard Armenia’s border with Turkey. Armenia is Russia’s only ally in the Caucasus. Why then is Russia supplying sophisticated weapons to a country that is not just Armenians’ enemy but also hostile to Russian interests?

Selling to the Enemy
Arms sales generate immediate profit for Russia plus continuing income from spare parts and future upgrades. The Russian military may also reason that it knows best how to counter its own weapons should it go to war with Azerbaijan. Perhaps Russia is embedding secret hardware and software vulnerabilities into Azeri weapons to disable them should the need arise.

Russia argues that if it won’t sell weapons to Azerbaijan, other countries will. Yet Baku has bought arms elsewhere: $1.6 billion worth from Israel, including Hermes drones and Spike anti-tank missiles, and significant amounts from Belarus, Turkey, and Ukraine.

By having Azerbaijan partly dependent on Russian weaponry, Moscow presumes it is co-opting Azeris and making them less likely to join NATO and supply gas and oil to the West. Are Azeris really that gullible? Baku could just be buying time until, with Turkey and NATO, it can strike back at Russia’s vulnerable underbelly.

Is Russia selling arms to Azerbaijan because it is unhappy that Armenia has cordial relations with the U.S., EU, and NATO? Probably not. Russia has always found less drastic ways to express its displeasure, such as increasing its natural gas prices.

But Armenians need not worry, says Russia, because it sells defensive weapons to Yerevan, reportedly at reduced prices, which neutralize the offensive ones that Baku buys.

Though Armenians currently hold the military advantage in Artsakh, can defensive weapons really match Azerbaijan’s offensive ones? And can Armenia, whose economy is only 13 to 20% of Azerbaijan’s, afford them? Yerevan may be paying not in cash but rather in factories, infrastructure, real estate, minerals, and debt. That increases Russian’s already considerable control over Armenia. And notice that Russia profits from selling weapons to both sides.

Russian Betrayals
Russia does not, of course, want Azerbaijan (or Turkey) to overrun Armenia. That would create a pan-Turkic corridor from Turkey to Azerbaijan. The U.S. and NATO would use it to dominate the Caucasus, Caspian Sea, and probably Turkic Central Asia.

Artsakh is a different matter. It has no military agreements with Russia. Indeed, Moscow might not care if Azerbaijan overran Artsakh since that by itself would not create a pan-Turkic corridor.

Russia might even want a new Artsakh war if it crippled Azerbaijan’s energy infrastructure and destroyed its gas and oil pipelines that lie just north of Artsakh’s borders. Or, depending on what Baku gives Moscow in return, Russia could even help Azerbaijan defeat Artsakh.

After all, post-WW I, Soviet Russia gave Artsakh and Nakhichevan to Azerbaijan, handed Armenian territory to Turkey, and delivered weapons to Turkish forces under Kemal Ataturk.

Turkey later turned against Russia and eventually joined NATO, while Azeris remained hostile to Moscow. Azeris and Turks outsmarted the Russians.

Some Armenians say that Jewish Bolsheviks, unlike the Russian Orthodox nationalists who allegedly control Russia now, were mainly responsible for those disasters.


Nevertheless, arms sales to Azerbaijan and Moscow’s massive trade and natural gas deals with Turkey remind Armenians of past Russian betrayals.

Armenia and Artsakh’s Security
To hedge against more Russian betrayals, and for economic, scientific, educational, and religious-cultural reasons, Armenia understandably maintains friendly relations with the U.S. and Europe.

Armenia cannot, however, look to the U.S. and NATO for military security. The latter regard Turkey as not only weightier than Armenia, but also as the horse on which to gallop into the Caucasus, Caspian, and beyond. Therefore, Armenia allies itself with Russia. Without Armenia, of course, Russia will lose the Caucasus and much more to NATO.

As Moscow aspires to someday be the leader of all Eurasian countries, it is attempting – in vain, undoubtedly – to lure Turkey and Azerbaijan away from a Western orientation. Failing that, Russia hopes such relations will produce short- to medium-term economic and political gains. For Russia’s own sake, it should examine its past pro-Turkic missteps.

Armenia and Russia will probably remain in a cycle of mutual need and suspicion for some time.

As Armenia and Artsakh face the future, therefore, deeper insight into Russian strategy and intentions is essential.

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David Boyajian is a freelance Armenian American journalist. Many of his articles are archived at Armeniapedia.org.
Source : http://massispost.com/2015/02/sleeping-with-our-enemy-russia-sells-weapons-to-azerbaijan/

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