Sunday, 30 October 2011

E-NEWSLETTER HH - J:RJIK AArmenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland VV. Revd Dr. Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate

229nd October 2011, Issue 43, Vol 2



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OOver forty young Armenian men and women gathered

at the Armenian Vicarage and St. Sarkis Chruchyard on Sunday afternoon, 23rd October, to participate in what has been announced as the “final Hayr Soorp’s Café” (HSC). At 3:30 with over 20 people already in the Vicarage, Fr. Vahan started the afternoon welcoming all and inviting them to enjoy the fellowship and food donated by some of the participants. At around 4:30 the group gathered around a big table

setup in the churchyard to participate in the general discussion , the theme of which was “Bishop in the Armenian Church Tradition.” Fr. Vahan led the discussion, first by highlighting the biblical definition of the function and ministry of the bishop (based on the New Testament Greek word episcopos) followed by an exploration of the Armenian Church’s teachings regarding the duties, responsibilities and authorities of a bishop. Fr. Vahan highlighted the central dogma in the Armenian Church that a bishop “is the shepherd of the community, in the sense that he is the guardian and protector of the faith of the community under his jurisdiction—defined by the Armenian Church canons as diocese.” The Primate’s presentation triggered many questions that led to a very stimulating discussion. Following the discussion, the group assembled in the St. Sarkis Church for an evensong in Armenian and English. The participants were divided into two groups: one seated on the right side of the church and the other one on the left side of the church. The two groups were invited to join the clergy in chanting the verses of the psalms during the service. Volunteers from the groups read the scripture passages and recited the list of petitions, to which all replied with the appropriate responsory published in the service booklet. The group then walked to the Nevart Gulbenkian Hall for a light dinner, tea, coffee & pudding. Throughout the

afternoon and evening, beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers were made available to the participants. This was declared as the final Hayr Soorp’s Café since, God willing, the Primate will be ordained bishop next weekend, and will no longer be addressed as “Hayr Soorp.” His title changes to Srpazan Hayr. Those present at the dinner suggested some alternatives such as “Srpazan Srjaran.” Stay tuned for further updates.


ORDINATION RECEPTION: SEATING LIMITED - - - NO TICKETS AT DOORS The Primate’ Office continues receiving e-mails, phone calls,

letters of congratulations and reservations cheques for the reception to take place on 20th November, celebrating his ordination as bishop. Announcements were sent to all Armenian organisation, asking the chairmen to promote the event within their organisations. Reservations have been received for one half of the capacity of the reception hall. As announced in earlier E-Newsletters, the Fr. Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate, will be celebrating his first Badarak in the United Kingdom as Bishop in the St. Yeghiche Church on 20th November 2011, following his ordination to the holy episcopate which will take place in the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin on the 6th of November 2011. Please mark your calendar and join us at the celebration of our Primate’s first Badarak as Bishop, and at the reception to follow. Please confirm your seats at the reception ASAP.

There will be no tickets for sale on the day at the doors. Below are some of the details:

FIRST BADARAK IN UK: will be celebrated by Fr. Vahan Hovhanessian, following his return from Holy Etchmiadzin, at St. Yeghiche Church on Sunday, 20th November 2011. All Armenian Churches in the UK will participate in the celebration. Badarak is scheduled to commence at 10:30AM. There will be no Hokehankisd service on that Sunday. No invitations will be issued on this occasion. All are welcome.

RECEPTION: A reception is scheduled to take place in Shannon Hall at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, London. Seating is limited. Seats can be reserved by sending a donation of £20 per person, payable to “The Armenian Church Trust” to the Primate’s Office, 25 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, London W8 6TG.

DONATIONS: are welcome to help defray the cost of the reception.

BOOKLET: A booklet will be published on the occasion of the ordination and first episcopal Badarak of the Primate. Among many things, the booklet will include a list of the donours to the reception, the good wishes and greetings for the Primate as well as the list of donors to support the event. Send your greetings to


The Primate’s Advisory Council (PAC) met for the second time last Sunday, 23rd October, with the Primate presiding, at the Nevart Gulbenkian Hall of the St. Sarkis Church in Kensington, London. The agenda of the meeting, which started at

13:30 at the conclusion of the celebration of the Divine Liturgy (Badarak), included the following subjects: UK Church leaders’ participation in the ordination services in Holy Etchmiadzin, representing the Armenian Church of the UK in Etchmiadzin, the first Badarak to be celebrated by the Primate as Bishop on 20th November in St. Yeghiche Church, reception celebrating the Primate’s ordination as Bishop in Shannon Hall, Copthorne Tara Hotel, the details of the history and challenges facing the finalization of the diocesan bylaws. The Council discussed also various questions and issues raised by the members of the various Armenian Church councils, Mission Parish Councils, and Church Trusts. PAC is an advisory council appointed by the Primate, of the chairmen of all Armenian Church councils and trusts in the UK and Ireland, to advise the Primate in all matters relating to the ministry and administration of the Armenian Church in the UK and Ireland. Present at the meeting were representatives from the St. Sarkis Pastoral Committee, the Holy Trinity Board of Wardens, the St. Sarkis Church Trust, the Holy Trinity Armenian Church Trust and the Mission Parish Councils of Birmingham, Cardiff and Dublin. The creation of the PAC is yet another effort by the Primate to bring the Armenian community together as one body, unified under the umbrella of the Church. The inaugural and first meeting of the PAC took place on 11th September 2011. In that meeting the members present unanimously decided to formalize the group into an advisory council to meet regularly and discuss the various aspects of the mission and administration of the church.

AREV CHILDREN PLAY GROUP AREV Children's Play Group for Pre-School to 7 years old children at St. Sarkis Church, Gulbenkian Hall, meets evefry last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am; programme in the Nevart Gulbenkian Hall; 12:30-12:45 children and parents attend church service (Badarak). AREV Children’s Play Group is fun and games through Armenian songs, storytelling and exciting activities. Parents’ participation is essential. The play group meets the last Sunday of the month. The next dates is 27 November, which will feature Children's storybook author Nouneh Sarkissian, who has written a dozen children's books and will read one of her latest stories to the children. For more information please call Shakeh Major Tchilingirian 07968 446223 or send an email to


Almost a year or so ago, the Information Centre of the Primate’s Office of the Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland, published an article in the E-Newsletter reflecting upon the alarming decision by the UNESCO in February of 2010, by

which the Western Armenian dialect was joined to UNESCO’s online Atlas of World Languages in Danger. UNESCO ranked Western Armenian with the “definitely” status within the list’s degrees of endangerment. Out of the five-tier spectrum that ranges from “vulnerable” to “extinct,” the classification “definitely endangered” refers to a language which its people’s children no longer learn as their mother tongue at home. At the conclusion of the reflection, the Primate issued a call to all Armenians and Armenian organisations to work together on creating opportunities and fora as well as funding to promote the usage of Western Armenian among our people here in the UK and Ireland. We are happy to inform our readers that the Armenian Programme of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London has seriously responded to this situation by creating the “Society of Western Armenian Speakers.” The Society meets on monthly basis to promote the Western Armenian dialect through its various programmes. The next session of the Society will be on Sunday, 30 October at 5:00-7:00 PM in Russell Square: College Buildings, Room: G3. For further information please contact Professor Krikor Moskofian, or Tel: 020 7898 4333.

Sponsor: in association with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation ARMENIAN CHURCH PRISON MINISTRY

The Primate’s Office recently announced the launching of a new ministry to reach out and comfort those among the Armenians who are incarcerated (in prison). We will contact the authorities involved and coordinate an Armenian priest’s visit to the prison to meet, pray with and comfort the incarcerated individual. For further information please contact the Primate’s Office at:, or call: 020 8127 8364.


The Armenian Church Youth Fellowship (ACYF) is happy to announce the second annual “Christmas Carol Evening” to be celebrated at St. Yeghiche Church on

Saturday, 17th December, 2011. The evening, to be presided over by the Very Revd Dr. Vahan Hovhanessian, Primate, will include processions, readings of passages from the Holy Scripture, and carol singing by members of the St. Yeghiche and St. Sarkis (London) and Holy Trinity (Manchester) Church Choirs. While choir members will lead in the singing of the carols, as in the previous year, the faithful gathered will be encouraged to join in the singing. Booklets, including the text of the service and the lyrics of the carols, in Armenian and English, will be distributed to those attending the service. Participating in the service will be the members of the ACYF as well as several professional Armenian singers who will sing pieces from traditional Armenian Nativity or classical/European Advent solo songs. So, mark your calendar, tell your friends to join you and your family members at the second annual Armenian Church Christmas Carol Service, scheduled to commence at 7:30pm, Saturday, 17 December, 2011. All are welcome. No admission fees. Join us in celebrating the holy season of Advent, the anticipation, expectation and preparations for the miracle of miracles: the Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Also, if you are a member of an Armenian organisation in London, please inform your executive committee NOT to schedule an event on the same Saturday evening, so we can all enjoy all the Armenian events of the season. Finally, come prepared to sing along.


Like minded group of young Armenian men and women, who feel comfortable discussing their mutual Armenian identity and Christian faith, of ages 21-40, plan to meet regularly to explore the Christian faith of our ancestors and the relevance

of the message of the gospel in their lives today. The group will be meeting in the houses of the participants in a casual, welcoming and friendly atmosphere to discuss and learn more about our faith, ask any question they feel like asking and make any comment they want to make without feeling intimidated. Subjects to be discussed will include the teaching of the Armenian Church vs. our contemporary social life and moral challenges. The relevance of the Armenian Church, the pillar of our ethnic and national identity as Armenians, in our life today; our commitment to and involvement in, the life of the church; or the lack of them! ALL are welcome. The initiators and coordinators of the group whole heartedly welcome ALL Armenian young men and women and their friends to join them in these casual get-togethers. Armenians who are Christians, doubting, non-believers, atheists, pagans, who think the church is corrupt, who believe in the scientifically- non-proven and very-much-challenged hypothesis of evolution, who do not participate in the church life, who date or are married to non-Armenians and non-Christians are all welcome. The group hopes to launch its regular gatherings in November. If interested to be part of its regular meetings please write to


(According to the Armenian Church Lectionary)

Sunday 30/10

Isaiah 22:15-24 Ephesians 1:1-14 Luke 8:17-21

Monday 31/10

Wisdom 5:1-8 Amos 3:12-15 Ephesians 3:1-10 John 10:11-16

Tuesday 1/11

Proverbs 8:12-21 Nahum 2:1-7 1 Timothy 5:17-21 Luke 9:23-27

Wednesday 2/11

Fasting day

Ephesians 1:15-2:3 Luke 8:22-25

Thursday 3/11

Wisdom 6:22-25 Zechariah 12:6-10 Hebrews 13:7-9 Matthew 4:23-25

Friday 4/11

Fasting day

Ephesians 2:4-22 Luke 8:40-48

Saturday 5/11

Genesis 18:33-19:2 Job 38:4-7 Isaiah 6:1-7 Ezekiel 1:1-20 Hebrews 1:6-14 Matthew 18:10-14



The London Armenian Operais currently auditioning alto, tenor and bass singers to join its enthusiastic chorus. Orchestral musicians are also invited to apply. This is a unique opportunity to contribute towards what promises to be a very colourful, entertaining and unforgettable performance. Care to join? Then contact Aris on 07890 339928 or Aris is the choir director of the St. Yeghiche Church in Cranley Gardens, London.



One way of being an effective partner in the ministry of the Armenian Church in the UK and Ireland, is to help financially support the various programmes and activities launched and promoted by the Primate’s Office (e.g. Bible Study, youth ministry, educational lectures and courses, deacons’ training, pilgrimages, festival, ... etc). You can do so online by clicking on the following link: Click Here. Thank you!


The Primate is grateful and wishes to thank all those who send him invitations to preside over or participate in various events in the community. However, may we

ask you please to try and inform the Primate’s Office about your organisation’s event in advance so the Primate can arrange his schedule accordingly. Inviting the Primate two days before the event, does not leave him much time to rearrange his calendar. Recently such invitations were received, which the Primate, to his dismay, had to decline out of respect and courtesy to the other organisations who had invited him months in advance on the same date. Such situations leave those in the community attending the event confused about the absence of the Primate, since usually no announcement is made by the organisation to explain the reason for the Primate’s absence. Needless to say, such situations may be used by some, unfortunately, to fabricate false and unsubstantiated rumors. So, please, help us all celebrate our events, by organizing our calendars together and in advance.

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The Continuing Education Ministry (CEM) of the Primate’s Office is happy to announce that the Bible Study groups resumed their meetings at Nevart Gulbenlkain Hall: the Armenian group meets on Tuesdays, at 6:30 while the English Study group meets on Fridays at 6:45PM. (No session on 4 November).


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130 images of the event Back to Victoria street, click here

Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra - Last Saturday morning was a sunny autumn morning in Nicosia, not so different from the Friday before or the Sunday after. What was different however, at least for those fortunate enough to come with us, was that a group of Armenian-Cypriots, Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots crossed over to the Turkish-occupied side and visited the old Armenian quarter of walled Nicosia, bringing back to memory life as it was there in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s.
Younger and older generations walked together from the old Mangoian house (now the Home for Co-Operation) in the Köşklü Çiftlik area to the Armenian quarter of the old city. The older ones shared their precious and vivid memories with the not so old, bringing back to life conditions and situations of period long gone. Nostalgia and melancholy for a past greatness were all over the place…
The stars of this “memory lane visit” back to the old life of the Armenian community were Moses Elmadjian, Levon Sarian and Mayda Nshanian. English, Armenian, Greek and Turkish could be heard together during the whole time, reflecting the once multicultural Armenomahallas/Ermeni mahallesi - unfortunately, today inhabited mainly by illegal Anatolian settlers. The younger ones heard the not so young remembering whose home was each house and stories of the Hay Agoump, the AGBU and AYMA; for many, it was their first visit outside the old AYMA club, at the southern end of Tanzimat street, located just south of a Turkish army watchtower.
Even though a multilingual sign informed us that taking photographs was not allowed, the Turkish (-Cypriot?) soldier allowed us to take pictures and videos from the so-called “Garden of Peace”, standing on the occupied Roccas bastion, with the flags of Turkey and the so-called “TRNC” flying towards the government-controlled side. A few people asked me to dig my archives and send them the picture of the club as it was between 1961-1963, so as to compare and contrast with today’s situation. And, indeed, things were much different back then. By some providence of God, perhaps, AYMA is the southernmost building standing today on Tanzimat street, while before 1963-1964 there were at least 2-3 more houses…
Amongst the things we saw was the votive site for an Ottoman şehit (martyr), located on a small road near Zahra street. The view from Zahra and Tanzimat streets, overlooking the Ledra Palace hotel and the moat, once known as “Haygagan barisb” (Armenian garden) was simply amazing. However things have changed since then ...
There was a lot more to see, things we did not have time to see or we missed, such as the beautiful inscription on the side entrance of the old Sinanian house, in Hayadar Terkeren with the date 1791. But the most rewarding of our visit was an exclusive tour to the construction site of the old Armenian church compound on Victoria street, thanks to the arrangements that Simon Aynedjian made with UNDP’s associate Pelin Akın. Pelin took a good half an hour to explain to us the progress of the restoration process, answer any questions we may had, exchange ideas and information and give us an insight to this great project, expected to be completed in January 2012. We all look forward to the completion of this project, which will hopefully turn the heart of yesterday’s Armenian-Cypriot community into a cultural and religious attraction.

Images of the event Back to Victoria street, click here

Mayda Neshanian is back in Victoria street (video in Armenian and Turkish) click here
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News in Brief by Sevag Devletian
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on Tuesday that the Turkish government’s prosecution under Article 301 of its penal code with respect to Dr. Taner Akçam’s public views on the Armenian Genocide violated Akçam’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to continue assisting in the search for a solution to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, stressing the need for both sides to reach an agreement. Medvedev spoke about his impressions from regular meetings with the Azeri and Armenian Presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, at a meeting with young people last Thursday. "In the end, the settlement of this very complicated, but solvable problem depends on the goodwill of the two nations and the two Presidents, if they hear each other, move a little bit forward to meet each other halfway and find compromises," the Russian President said.
  • Serzh Sargsyan sent an urgent message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül regarding the earthquake that occurred in the territory of Turkey and offered Armenia's specialized rescue division to be on alert to be able to reach the epicenter and immediately start rescue operations.
  • Armenia will spend in 2012 as much budgetary funds for tourism development as in 2011, stated Deputy Minister of Economy Ara Petrosyan. Petrosyan said that next year those funds will again be mainly spent to organize exhibitions, ads - both in Armenia and abroad, as well as for organizing the visits of representatives of prestigious publications to Armenia. Armenia spent around 50 million drams (approx. $135,000) for the development of tourism in 2011.
  • Armenian Americans will join on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia's rebirth as an independent country, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).


CyprusNews report and other combined local sources - Six Israeli Apache and Sikorsky helicopters landed in Larnaca Airport with government permission on October 23rd, said Defence Minister Demetris Eliades. The military helicopters are here to do exercises within a new military cooperation between Israel and Cyprus.
The Cyprus government
has gone ahead with a contract with Noble Energy to explore for hydrocarbons in Block 12, an area which borders Israel's gas field Leviathan.
The government's right is upheld by the EU, Greece, US, Israel and Russia, all of which have made statements condemning Turkey's threats towards the island and supporting its right to exploit resources in its sovereign territory.
Defence Ministry sources said that if Turkey proceeds with actual exploration for undersea hydrocarbons, the government's approach will be different.

Community calendar at a glance:
  • Friday 28 October at 5:00 pm - Researcher Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra talks on CyBC Radio 1(the second in series) comparing/contrasting the two communities of Armenians and Maronites of Cyprus.
  • Saturday, October 29, at 6:00 pm - Armenian Evangelical Church service in Greek Evangelical Church, 20 Gladstonos street, Nicosia. Speaker: Vahe Jebejian. Title: “ Mission reflections in Armenia- June 2011”.
  • Saturday 19 November at 7:00 pm - Preparation of Madagh.
  • Sunday 20th November at 10:00 am - Feast of Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia. Divine Liturgy & Blessing of the Madagh.
  • Sunday 27 November at 4:00 pm - HOM (Armenian Relief Society) Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter’s Christmas Fund Raiser at Cleopatra Hotel for humanitarian projects in Armenia, Artsakh and Cyprus.
  • Sunday 4 December - HOM (Armenian Relief Society) Cyprus Sosse Chapter’s Stassikratous street Bazaar for humanitarian projects in Armenia, Artsakh and Cyprus.
  • Sunday 25 December at 9:00 pm – Homenetmen - AYMA Christmas Ball.
  • Sunday 1 January 2012 – Santa will be visiting Homenetmen -AYMA. Details to follow.
  • Saturday 21 January 2012 - as Kravadz Or. Details to follow.
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Armenian Sports by Sevag Devletian
  • WOMENS BOXING: Losing the final against Tatar Gulzum of Turkey, Armenia’s Armine Sinabyan (under 64kg) grabbed silver at the European Women Boxing Championships in Rotterdam, Germany. Sinabyan is the only Armenian female boxer who won a medal in the event.
  • TENNIS: David Nalbandian pulled out of Stockholm Open quarter finals due to leg injury.
  • FOOTBALL: Armenia beat Slovakia 2-1 and lost 102 against Greece in U-19 EURO 2012 qualifier. Yerevan will be hosting U-19 EURO 2012 Group 10 qualifiers Oct 21 through 26, with the group winner to make it to the next stage.
  • BOXING: Misha Aloyan, Baku-hosted AIBA World Boxing Championships’ gold winner, will apply to registry to change his name to Mikhail. The 23-year-old Armenia-born Yezidi said it’s traditional among his people to give diminutive names to children (Misha diminutive to Mikhail).
  • FOOTBALL: UEFA refused to cancel Armenia goalkeeper Roman Berezovsky’s red card, stated the President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan. The refusal obligates Berezovsky to missing 1 official match as part of the national team.
  • WEIGHTLIFTING: Armenia's squad continues preparation for 2011 World Weightlifting Championships. At 2011 World Weightlifting Championships due November 5-13 in Paris, participants are given a chance to win 2012 London Olympics entry. At the 2010 Antalya-hosted World Championships the squad has already won 4 entries to 2012 London Olympics out of 4 possible.
  • WOMENS BOXING: At Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, Susi Kentikian (29-0, 16 KOs) added another strap to her ever-growing assortment of titles after a one-sided drubbing of tough but technically weak 19-year old Thai boxer Teeraporn Pannimit (14-4, 5 KOs). The German Armenian, who won a sweepout decision, 100-90 across the board, is now WIBF, WBA and WBO flyweight champion.
  • KARATE: Armenia will be hosting an Open Contact Combat Championship. The championship will host 230 sportsmen aged 6-16, with the top 8 fighters to gain an entry to European Taekwondo Junior Championships in Cyprus. The Championship is organized by Armenian Aiki Kendo Karate Federation.
  • WEIGHTLIFTING: The International Weightlifting Federation published the list of ten weightlifters that are banned as a result of the anti-doping tests conducted during the competitions held in 2011. The list includes two representatives from Armenia: European silver medalist Elen Grigoryan and European bronze medalist Gevorik Poghosyan. The athletes will be banned from competing until 2015.
  • FOOTBALL: Armenia, having 608 points, is ranked 46 in a new ranking list of national teams issued by FIFA. Top ten includes Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Italy, England, Greece, Portugal and Argentina. Denmark shares 10th place with Argentina. Denmark and Italy are Armenia’s opponents in the 2014 World Cup qualifying group.
Gibrahay Sports by Sevag Devletian
  • AGBU Ararat face rivals Omonoia on Friday 28 October at the Melkonian Stadium in the Cyprus Futsal 1st Division. There will be 2 entrances for the game, the north entrance for the Guests and the south entrance for Ararat fans. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 99233453.
  • HMEM/AYMA's disappointing start to the season continues as they suffered a 10-4 defeat against ESOBGA in the Cyprus Amatuer Football League.
  • Homenmen grabbed their first point of the season with a 4-4 draw against APEA Arakapa in the Cyprus Futsal 3rd Division.


Thursday 20 October 2011 - The terrorist organizations will fail to achieve their goals.
The statement came from Abdullah Buksur, chairman of the Ankara-based Turkic World Human Rights Association, well-known human rights activist, while commenting on recent terrorism acts in Turkey.
“Azerbaijan and Turkey have been subject to terrorism for more than 20 years. Terrorist organizations like PKK, ASALA and ARF Dashnaktsoutiun are enemies of not only the two countries, but also the entire humankind,” Buksur said.
These organizations seek to achieve their goals by weakening Azerbaijan and Turkey, the human rights activist added.
“Despite all these, Azerbaijan and Turkey should fight terrorism jointly as these terrorist organizations try to weaken and split both countries. But their efforts will backlash one day,” Buksur noted.


October 17, 2011 - - Bolis - Turkish press widely covered Taraf daily’s columnist Roni Margulies’ funny story about three unlucky Turks, who were found guilty of wearing Emporio Armani t-shirts and thus carrying out Armenian propaganda.
In his article, Margulies presents the three Turks’ self-defending speeches made in the court. “…a merchant asked me why I’m wearing that t-shirt and called the police…I don’t think I was making propaganda,” said the first defendant.
The second defendant noted that he already gave testimony to the gendarmerie, insisting: “I didn’t have ulterior motives…That t-shirt is a very well-known Italian brand…I don’t find myself guilty.”
The third defendant likewise did not find himself to be guilty, underscoring that the t-shirt was a gift from his mother, since it is a famous Italian brand.
The article also notes that the three translators, who had come as a result of a public announcement by Town Hall of Avsha Island, where this incident occurred, confirmed that Emporio Armani means “Armenian Empire,” and subsequently the defendants were sentenced to life in prison.

This file photo shows Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (L) and Turkish PM Erdoğan shaking hands after inking a deal to form a strategic partnership council. AA photoTURKEY WILL FIGHT

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At a foundation laying ceremony of the Petrochemical Plant in Izmir, also attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the two states of Azerbaijan and Turkey represent one nation, as well as one heart and concluded.
"That is why we will fight hand in hand with Azerbaijan until the end of Armenian "occupation".

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