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Armenian Genocide

"Facts of 99 years ago still haunt us"

Two survivors to the Armenian genocide told their stories in the course of a ceremony in Detroit. Ramela Carman grew fatherless as her Dad chose to abandon his family to escape genocide. Asya Titova, 102 years old, rescued two Jewish families during Second World War. 


In honor of Beatrice Rohner

Editorial by H.E. Sargis Ghazaryan

H.E. Sargis Ghazaryan’ is the Ambassador of Armenia to Italy.


I must say it was well worth doing. In Rome we are rarely met with such warmth, from citizens and especially the younger people. Today while thanking


Armenian Genocide 99 years on

The extermination of 1,5 million Armenians by the government of the Young Turks in 1915 will be commemorated on 24 April 2014 through events worldwide. Gariwo presents the Calendar of initiatives in the US, France, England, Italy and Argentina.  


Is history reopening wounds for the Armenians?

A third massacre in the Armenian town of Kesab has reopened old wounds and driven the Armenians to ask for help internationally to prevent another Turkish initiative of repression. 


Memory of Last Survivors

Ovsanna Kaloustian, aged 106, tells about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. She is aware of the role she plays in memory and fighting the denial of the massacres and deportations. "God let me live this long so that I could tell the story," she says.


Turkey, black sheep of human rights

Erdogan starts a plan for liberalizations but fails to include at least a promise to free the 7,000 political prisoners of the country, where you can be arrested for talking about Aristotle. A group of intellectuals demands the liberation of Ragip and Deniz Zarakoglu and the other detained. 


Metz Yeghern

the genocide of the Armenians

In the framework of first world war (1914-1918), in the area of the Ottoman Empire, in Turkey, we witness the unfolding of the genocide of the Armenian people (1915 – 1923), the first of the Twentieth century. Through it the government of the "Young Turks", which seized power in 1908, carried out the elimination of the Armenian ethnic group, which has inhabited the Anatolic area since the Seventh century b.C..
In the memory of the Armenian people, and also according to the historian's estimates, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, nearly 1,500,000 people, perished. Many were the children forced to convert to Islam and the women sent to the harems. The deportation and extermination of 1915 were preceded by the pogroms of 1894-96 planned by Sultan Abdul Hamid II and by those of 1909 carried out by the government of the "Young Turks".

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