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24.04.2017 • Armenians in Kurdistan commemorate genocide in border city with Turkey

By Rudaw 30/4/2017 ZAKHO, Kurdistan Region –The Armenians who have sought refuge in the Kurdish city of Zakho on the Turkish border commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

13.03.2017 • Armenia to Open Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—President Serzh Sarkisian on Monday gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia’s growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy within Iraq.

18.02.2017 • Event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of formation of the Armenian Army held in Baghdad

On February 18, an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army was held in Baghdad

17.02.2017 • Edward Nalbandian met the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan

On February 17, Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, had a meeting in Munich with Masoud Barzani, the President of the Iraqi Kurdistan.

20.11.2016 • Galawezh literary festival in Sulaimani spotlights Armenian genocide

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Galawezh, a literary festival in the city of Sulaimani that has endured for two decades, is focusing this year’s edition on literature from the Armenian genocide under the Ottoman Empire.   The four-day festival, which ends Wednesday, has followed an annual tradition of focusing on the literature of a particular country, often with links to Kurdistan.    This year’s pick, Armenia, is a nation divided by language and culture but united in a common past of genocidal campaigns, mirroring the Kurds’ own recent history.   The Armenian Genocide of the 20th century led to the death of about 1.5 million people at the hands of the then Turkish Ottoman Empire.   The Kurdish Genocide, on the other hand, was committed at the hands of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, under his so-called Anfal campaign. At least 182,000 Kurds, notably in rural areas, were killed under the systematic...

06.11.2016 • Reception dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence

On November 6, Babylon Hotel of Baghdad hosted a reception dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence. Among the attendees were Iraq’s state, public and political figures, ambassadors accredited to Baghdad, representatives of international organizations, spiritual leaders and members of the Armenian community of Iraq.

25.09.2016 • Meeting of Foreign Minister of Armenia and Iraq

On September 24, while paying a working visit to New York, Edward Nalbandian, the Acting Foreign Minister, had a meeting with Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the Foreign Minister of Iraq.

25.05.2016 • Ambassador Grigorian's visit to Sulaimaniyah and Halabja governorates

Armenian Ambassador to Iraq Karen Grigoryan visited the Governorates of Sulaymaniyah and Halabja, Iraq. H.E. Karen Grigoryan had a meeting with Governor of Sulaymaniyah Aso Faraidoon Ali Amin.

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