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Mirror UK and other combined services - Anonymous blasted Turkey with a massive digital blitzkreig cyber-attack after accusing the Islamic state of supporting ISIS.
They kicked started their campaign, by bringing down 40,000 Turkish websites.
Soon after, the hacktivist group released a video with a message for Turkey which read:
"Dear government of Turkey, if you don't stop supporting ISIS, we will continue attacking your Internet, your ROOT DNS, your Banks and we will take your government sites down," Anonymous added. "After the ROOT DNS we will start to hit your airports, military assets and private state connections. We will destroy your critical banking infrastructure."
The Anonymous statement said "Turkey is supporting Daesh by buying oil from them, and hospitalizing their fighters. "We won’t accept that Erdogan - the leader of Turkey - to help ISIS any longer.
"If you don’t stop supporting ISIS, we will continue attacking your Internet."
"Stop this insanity now Turkey," Anonymous added.
"Your fate is in your own hands."
Turkey's shady dealings with Daesh came under a spotlight in recent weeks after the Russian Defense Ministry released satellite images showing the terrorist group transporting up to 200,000 barrels of oil in at least 1,722 trucks to third-party countries, most notably Turkey.
Russia has also accused Erdogan and his family of direct involvement in the terrorist group's oil business.
The West has also repeatedly urged Ankara to seal the border with Syria to prevent terrorists from entering or leaving the country.

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YEREVAN (Combined Sources) - Citing heightened military skirmishes in the Karabakh conflict zone, Armenia’s Defense Ministry yesterday declared that the ceasefire, which was reached in May 1994, is all but dead, due to Azerbaijan’s continuous violations.

“This is a war, and I would ask you to use the term ‘war’ and not to use the phrase ‘ceasefire violation’ because, in effect, we don’t have a ceasefire anymore,” the Defense Ministry spokesperson Artsrun Hovannesyan told reporters on Tuesday. “We don’t have a peace there.

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102 Images from Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter's exhibition featuring Talar Kouyoumdjian - Torossian. Click here
102 Images from Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter's exhibition featuring Talar Kouyoumdjian - Torossian. Click here
102 Images from Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter's exhibition featuring Talar Kouyoumdjian - Torossian. Click here


Turkey tried to "lick America's private parts"
by downing Russian jet, President Putin says

Putin said Turkey had acted contrary to its own interests by downing a Russian war plane, adding that he sees no possibility of overcoming the diplomatic strain under the current Turkish leadership.
Speaking with emphasis and gesturing energetically throughout a marathon news conference that lasted more than three hours and was televised live, the Russian president said Turkey tried to "lick the Americans in some of their private parts" by downing the plane.
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Armenia - Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian (R) and his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos at a news conference in Yerevan, 16Dec2015.

Armenia’s and Greece’s Defense Ministers accused Turkey of aiding Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria and condemned it for shooting down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after holding talks in Yerevan on Wednesday.
Seyran Ohanian and his visiting Greek counterpart, Panos Kammenos, openly sided with Moscow in its continuing war of words with Ankara over the November 24 downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber by a Turkish fighter jet.
“Turkey has failed to prove that its airspace was violated. In fact, the Russian warplane was shot down in Syria’s airspace,” Kammenos said in remarks sharply contrasting with NATO’s endorsement of the Turkish version of events.
“Turkey continues to resort to provocations in the region. It does not respect international law and violates Greece’s airspace,” he told a joint news conference with Ohanian.
“I agree with the Armenian Defense Minister’s assertion that Turkey supports the Islamic State. It is evident that there is illegal trafficking of oil, weapons, drugs and people going via Turkey and that the resulting money flows to terrorists,” charged Kammenos.
“There are countries in the region, notably Turkey, that help the Islamic State accomplish its objectives,” Ohanian said, for his part, echoing Russian allegations vehemently denied by Ankara.
“We condemn all that. We condemn it also in the sense that it is directed against our strategic partners,” he added in a clear reference to the November 24 incident.
Ohanian already condemned the shoot-down on November 25 as a blow to international efforts to defeat terrorist groups operating in Syria.
Armenia relies heavily on Russia for defense and security not least because of a perceived threat from Turkey. Greece likewise has an uneasy relationship with Turkey despite the fact that both nations are members of NATO.
This seems to have been a key factor behind Greek-Armenian military cooperation underlined by Kammenos’s visit to Armenia. In particular, the Greek military has trained hundreds of Armenian officers and provided assistance to an Armenian army brigade that contributes troops to multinational peacekeeping missions abroad.
A statement by the Armenian Defense Ministry said Ohanian and Kammenos agreed to give “new impetus” to bilateral military-technical cooperation. It did not give details.

100 LIVES announces "Amal
Clooney Scholarship" to
study at Dilijan School

Amal Clooney during an interview this fall after the European Court of Human Rights verdict on the Perincek case
LONDON (PRNewswire) - 100 LIVES announced the launch of a new annual scholarship established in partnership with esteemed international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. The new ‘Amal Clooney Scholarship’ is part of an ongoing effort by 100 LIVES – the organization behind the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity – to strengthen cross-cultural education and understanding through collaborative social and philanthropic projects.
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A soldier is seen through a Turkish national flag as he stands guard during an AK Party election rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov/Files

Gunfire clattered constantly and smoke rose on Thursday from two towns in southeast Turkey and President Tayyip Erdogan said Kurdish militants would be "annihilated" in an intensifying urban battle that has killed 25 Kurdish militants in two days.
The PKK's three-decades-old insurgency flared up again in July after the collapse of a two-year ceasefire, plunging Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast back into open conflict.
Reuters article on Erdogan's war on the Kurds


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News in Brief

► Paraguay's Senate passed a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide.
► The 12th Annual Children of Armenia Fund raised over $3.7 million to fund the organization’s first SMART Center being launched in Armenia’s Lori region.
► 7,000 soldiers from 58th Army Corps and will be stationed on the Armenia-Turkey border.
The Russian troops are expected to be equipped with missiles and tanks.
► Turkish and Armenian musicians performed at a United States Embassy-sponsored
concert Yerevan on December 14, in an effort to establish cultural ties.
► Last Saturday 19 December in Bern the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliev, reaffirmed their commitment to the Minsk Group Format for Artsakh.
► Fighting along the ceasfire line around Nagorno-Karabakh continued after Saturday’s Armenian-Azerbaijani summit in Switzerland.
► Russia has reinforced its military base in Armenia with six modern attack Mi-24P and transport Mi-8MT helicopters.
► In renewed escalation in eastern Turkey, 110 Kurds were killed in armed clashes this weekend, while Kurds took the streets in Istanbul in a new wave of protests against Turkish governemnt policies against the Kurdish minority.

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Friday, 25 December - Homenetmen - AYMA Dinner Dance at The Lemon Park.
Saturday 26 December 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Santa Claus is coming to AGBU.
Friday, 1 January 2016 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm - Santa Claus will visit Homenetmen - AYMA.
Sunday, 3 January 2016 at 8 pm - Hamazkayin's "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter presents the theatrical satire “Baroniani Veratartse”.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at 8:00 pm - Cultural Evening by Hamazkayin's "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter at Homenetmen - AYMA.
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - ARS (HOM) Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter's “Variety Night”. Details to follow.
Sunday 6 March 2016 - ARS Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter, Michink Lunch at 1:00pm at Homenetmen - AYMA.
Saturday 19 March 2016 - ARS Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter, Easter Tea Party.
Saturday 2 April 7:00 pm - Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church Choir's Annual Concert at Pallas Theatre, Nicosia
Saturday 7 May 2016 - "SIPAN" Dance Ensemble and "NANOR" Junior Dance Group Annual Dance Performance - at Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - ARS Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter AGM.


Representatives of the Armenian National committee of Cyprus Simon Aynedjian and Hagop Manougian, last week continued and concluded the dialogue with Greek Cypriot political parties.
They met with the representative of the European Party retired General Savvas Constantinides and United Democrat representatives Semeli Kyriacou and Takis Georgiades with whom they discussed the prospects of peace in Cyprus, regional issues of mutual concern and matters related to the Armenian community of Cyprus.
Meetings with Turkish-Cypriot political parties that begun in September will be concluded during the festive season,



EAFJD president Kaspar Karampetian handed over the Armenian Relief Society's "Ararat" award of excellence to Cypriot MEP Dr. ELENI THEOCHAROUS in her office at the European Parliament. MEP Theocharous is the President of the EU - Armenia Friendship Group in the European Parliament.

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Last month, The Armenian Club of Larnaca honoured Marie Somakian Georgiou for her exceptional achievements at the 6th Pan Armenian World Games, which were held in Yerevan in August 2015.

Marie Somankian Georgiou, won six medals
(Two Gold, Three Silver and one Bronze) in the Swimming events, which together with our team's successes in Golf and Cycling, put Cyprus among the top ranked countries in the final table standings.

During the honouring ceremony held in Larnaca, the Cyprus member of the Pan-Armenian Games World Committee, Harout Tahmazian handed Marie a certificate from the Republic of Armenia. She was also promised an Honorary Armenian Passport and will be representing Armenia in future international swimming competitions.

We wish our Larnaca champion all the best for her future and congratulate her parents for their sacrifices as well as her coaching team for her multiple successes both in Cyprus and during the 6th Pan Armenian Games.


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Homenetmen - AYMA Annual Dinner Dance
Lemon Park, Nicosia Friday 25 December 2015 at 9:00pm

Armenian & International songs by KEVORK BOGHARIAN & his band from Beirut.
Entrance €35,00 including open buffet & unlimited drinks (Chivas Regal, Absolut & wine).
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You can contact Sarhad Demirdjian on 95119510 to support the peace process.

A block of five (5) lottery tickets costs just €23. Prizes include handmade carpets made in Artsakh. Buy your tickets now and secure jobs in the carpet industry of Artsakh.

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