Armenia: Open Border

Life As I See It reports that the border between Armenia and Turkey has opened. Raffi N and Raffi K of Life in Armenia also weigh in with more.


  • I guess you guys know that this was an April Fool’s Day joke, right?

    It was a good one, though, as some local Armenians even told me the news after reading Raffi’s post…


  • […] Perhaps now I should say that I ran into Raffi Kojian at Yerevan’s Stop Club on Friday night and Raffi told me that was going to play host to a very clever April Fool’s Day joke. He wanted to tell me the details, but I said much better to let me wait and see. No wonder then that when Nessuna sms-ed me and also sent me the links to all the posts by ICQ I didn’t exactly fire up Firefox and check out the news so quickly. Nessuna, of course, was taken in, as was Global Voices Online, and to be honest it’s difficult to say whether I’d have fallen for it had I not spoken to Raffi the night before. I guess I do have to admit that I did google the news just in case. It really was a good one. […]

  • BTW: Keeping in with the spirit of things I made my that comment when it was 2 April in Armenia…

  • […] Zarchka writes that Armenia has a long way to go before April Fools’ Day is celebrated as widely as it should be. (Though, stepping out of the impersonal voice, I should say that they did well enough to trick me.) […]

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