Armenian opposition rally banned on March 1

Municipal authorities in Yerevan have banned a rally which the Armenian opposition plans to hold in the city center on the first anniversary of the March 1 deadly clashes sparked by the 2008 presidential election, RFE/RL reports. The authorities have proposed the opposition to hold the near Yerevan’s “Dynamo” stadium, just outside the city center. Artak Zeynalyan of “Hanrapetutyun” party had presented a formal notification to the municipality on February 9th about their intention to…

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Turkish university seeking Armenian-speaking instructors in Azerbaijan

NEVŞEHİR Nevşehir University Rector Filiz Kılıç has informed Today’s Zaman, that the university has set up a department of Armenian language and literature but has been unable to offer courses yet as no instructors have been found. She said that although the Higher Education Board (YÖK) gave its permission to establish the department, the university has had difficulties in finding Armenian-speaking instructors. “We have been unable to find any available candidates in Turkey. We are…

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