Armenian Avenger - Gourgen Yanikian

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Armenian Avenger - Gourgen Yanikian

Postby Hopar on Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:09 am


Armenian Avenger - Gourgen Yanikian

"...In 1973, a lone gunman, Genocide survivor Gourgen Yanikian, assassinated the Turkish Consul and Vice-Consul in Los Angeles. Several others, particularly Armenians from the Middle East who were influenced by leftist organisations such as the PLO, followed Yanikian's example. Over the next decade a number of different Armenian terrorist organisations were formed. The best known of these were the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA), the Armenian Revolutionary Army (ARA), the Justice Commandos for the Armenian Genocide, New Armenian Resistance. The articles of prominent journalist, Levon Yergat, appeared in American-Armenian journal Nor Seround (New Generation) in 1979, in which the acts of these assassins was explained in the light of the cautiousness and inactivity of the political parties and their apparent reliance on the world powers to solve the Armenian Question. Lectures, demonstrations, and appeals to world powers had proven futile, argued Yergat..."

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