Turkey Armenia Manual

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Turkey Armenia ManualInformation and contacts to persons and institutions working on Turkey-Armenia relations

Supported by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

August 2010

Index About this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 6 Key dates in Armenia-Turkey relations 2008-2010 ......................................................................... 7 Part 1: Basic Facts about Armenia ................................................................................................. 11 Media .............................................................................................................................................. 12 Newspapers: Journalists/Columnists/Editors ............................................................................. 12 Aravot ..................................................................................................................................... 12 AZG (Nation) .......................................................................................................................... 13 Haykakan Zhamanak (Armenian Times) ................................................................................ 14 Golos Armenii (Voice of Armenia) ........................................................................................ 15 Hayots Ashkharh (Armenian World) ...................................................................................... 16 Television: Commentators/Editors ............................................................................................. 17 H1 Public TV .......................................................................................................................... 17 Shant TV ................................................................................................................................. 18 Yerkir Media TV..................................................................................................................... 19 Armenia TV ............................................................................................................................ 20 Kentron TV ............................................................................................................................. 21 Politics: Institutions and people ..................................................................................................... 22 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia ..................................................................................... 22 Presidential Administration ........................................................................................................ 24 Parliament: Representatives from Political Parties .................................................................... 24 Foreign Affairs Committee ......................................................................................................... 25 Extra-Parliamentary Opposition: Armenian National Congress ................................................ 27 NGOs .............................................................................................................................................. 28 Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) ....................................................................................... 28 Yerevan Press Club (YPC) ......................................................................................................... 31 International Center for Human Development (ICHD) .............................................................. 32 Center for Proposing Non-Traditional Conflict Resolution Methods (CCPNTCRM) ............... 34 Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) ......................................................... 36 Caucasus Center of Peace-Making Initiatives (CCPMI) ............................................................ 37 Civil Society Institute (CSI) ....................................................................................................... 38 Caucasus Institute (CI) ............................................................................................................... 40 Civilitas Foundation ................................................................................................................... 42 Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) ................................ 44 Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) ........................................... 46 Modus Vivendi: Ara Papyan ...................................................................................................... 48 Ararat Center .............................................................................................................................. 49 Asparez Journalists Club, Gyumri ............................................................................................ 50 Academic Institutions and scholars ................................................................................................ 51 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Oriental Studies............................................................... 51 Yerevan State University, Center for Civilization and Cultural Studies .................................... 52 The Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences .................................... 53 Genocide Museum-Institute ....................................................................................................... 54 Noravank Foundation ................................................................................................................. 56 Business people .............................................................................................................................. 57 Gagik Makaryan ......................................................................................................................... 57 Arsen Ghazaryan ........................................................................................................................ 58 Part 2: Key Facts about Turkey ...................................................................................................... 59 3

Turkeys Media Landscape ............................................................................................................ 60 Newspaper circulation ................................................................................................................ 61 Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK)....................................................................... 62 Turkeys Leading Media Holdings ............................................................................................. 62 Albayrak Medya Grubu .......................................................................................................... 62 Ciner Medya Grubu ................................................................................................................ 62 Cukurova Holding................................................................................................................... 62 Dogan Media Group ............................................................................................................... 62 Dogus Yayin Grubu ................................................................................................................ 63 Feza Gazetecilik Grubu........................................................................................................... 63 Samanyolu Yayin Grubu......................................................................................................... 63 Turkuvaz Medya Grubu .......................................................................................................... 63 News agencies ............................................................................................................................ 64 Anadolu Agency ..................................................................................................................... 64 Dogan News Agency .............................................................................................................. 64 Cihan News Agency ............................................................................................................... 64 Ihlas News Agency ................................................................................................................. 64 Dicle News Agency (DIHA) ................................................................................................... 64 Non-Turkish language newspapers and minority press .............................................................. 65 Azadiya Welat (Kurdish) ........................................................................................................ 65 Apoyevmatini (Greek) ............................................................................................................ 65 Iho (Greek) .............................................................................................................................. 65 Salom (Turkish Judeo-Espanyol)......................................................................................... 65 Hurriyet Daily News Todays Zaman .................................................................................. 66 Armenian newspapers................................................................................................................. 67 Jamanak................................................................................................................................... 67 Marmara ............................................................................................................................