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Günay EVINCH (ÖVÜNÇ) (Attorney and Principal of Saltzman & Evinch, PLLC / Co-Chair, Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC)

David SALTZMAN (Attorney and Principal of Saltzman & Evinch, PLLC / Director, Turkish American Legal Defense Fund (TALDF))



Mehmet Oğuzhan TULUN (AVİM Analyst)


As the Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM), we are pleased to invite you to the webinar titled “Turkish-Armenian Relations In The American Legal And Political Arenas - Part I” that will be held on 9 March 2021 (Tuesday) between 16:00-18:00 UTC/GMT+3 hours (Ankara time).

The webinar will be dedicated to the discussion of the present-day reflections of the issues in Turkish-Armenian relations onto the legal and political system of the United States. In this context, the speakers of the webinar will share their analyses on the following topics:

  • Terrorism and violent extremism perpetrated by individuals of Armenian descent
    • The reactivation of ASALA following the 2020 Karabakh War
    • The hate crime against Cafe Istanbul in Beverly Hills
    • The parole matter of Hampig Sassounian
    • The case of the former ANCA Chair Mourad Topalian
  • US presidential statement on the Turkish-Armenian controversy concerning historical events - law and policy
  • Reparation cases filed in the US by individuals of Armenian descent
    • The Bakalian case
    • The Davoyan case
    • The Movsessian case
  • Boycott, divestment, sanctions laws against Turkey being formulated in the state of California

We will be looking forward to your participation in this webinar to be held on 9 March 2021 (Tuesday) between 16:00-18:00 UTC/GMT+3 hours (Ankara time) on the Zoom platform.

Kindly note that pre-registration is mandatory and that participation in the event is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf--urjotGdUiXeOCiwTtri0H0ALLcwWz

The webinar will be conducted in English. There will be no translation service.


Venue: Zoom Meeting

Date: 9 March 2021, Tuesday

Time: 16:00-18:00 UTC/GMT+3 hours (Ankara time)

Telephone: +90 312 438 50 23-24

E-mail: honalp@avim.org.tr