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Conversations on Groong: Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte



August 11, 2022


     Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte


     Hovik Manucharyan

     Asbed Bedrossian



Hello and welcome to the Armenian News Network, Groong. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Talking with Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte



Today in this Conversations on Groong episode, our guest is:



Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte, who is an Armenian-American author, city counselor, human rights advocate, and also a refugee from her original city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, which her family fled, as violence mounted against Armenians.





Welcome Anna!

      Please introduce yourself to our audience.

      Tell us more about your foundation

      You were in Artsakh recently. Tell us about your impressions.


Berdzor is on the top of our minds. As you know, the residents of the villages were given until Aug. 25 to vacate.

      What is your take on this situation?

      What is Aliyev’s goal? Pashinyan’s?


Perhaps for the first time you have not a foreign power, but Armenian leaders (in this case named Hayk Khanumyan and Arayik Harutyunyan) who are telling residents of Berdzor & Aghavno to leave.


You already are a published author. Your book “Nowhere: A Story of Exile” is highly rated on Amazon. Now, you have a new book coming out.

      Can you tell us more about it?

      What inspired you to write it?




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