The civic action initiative, Founding Parliament, says it will renew its efforts to unseat the government with a protest scheduled for May 30.
Activists of the movement, who were arrested since mid-April on charges of organizing mass unrest, said that by keeping them captive the government was trying to silence them.
The owner of a historic Armenian orphanage in Istanbul has decided to return it to the Armenian community after days of protests over its planned demolition, Turkey’s Daily Sabah newspaper reports.
Businessman Fatih Ulusoy issued a written statement announcing his decision to donate the place to the Gedikpasa Armenian Protestant Church Foundation that built the orphanage in 1962.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday discussed Armenian-German interstate relations as they met on the sidelines of the summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership in Riga, Latvia.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who is on a working visit to Latvia, attended the European People’s Party Leaders Summit on Thursday.
At the meeting Sargsyan delivered a speech in which he mentioned that the European agenda remains a foreign policy priority for Armenia, which is committed to deepening and further consolidating its cooperation with the European Union.
A top representative of a radical opposition group seeking regime change in Armenia has struck a defiant and spoken of continuing efforts to topple the government as he was released from prison along with four other activists on Monday.
An Armenian opposition party has voiced criticism over a governmental program of enlarging communities considering it a dangerous concept. In a statement it urged all residents of communities subject to enlargement to actively participate in upcoming referendums and vote against the governmental suggestion.
Founder and former head of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) Gagik Tsarukyan will not return to politics anymore, the wealthy businessman, who effectively stopped his political activities under government pressure earlier this year, said on Tuesday during the opening of Arinj Mall, which he built himself.