It could become the first Muslim country to face such historic decision. First step is expected for November, 5, when the Cairo Court will hear professor Muhammad Saad Khairallah who proposed the recognition.
Gariwo interviewed Taner Akcam, genocide scholar specialized in Turkish and Armenian issues at the Clark University USA. He emphasized the importance of dialogue for a better understanding and possible reconciliation.
The murder of Hrant Dink has been committed by a criminal organization, not by individuals. It is what the Ankara Supreme Court of Appeal said after a five-year-trial. With new evidence of an involvement of the State officials in the conspiracy, Dink loyals call for the reopening of the case.
On 98th anniversary of Armenian genocide, there are two top news about dialogue between Turks and Armenians. The former is that the Museum of genocide dedicates a section to the memory of the Turkish and Kurdish Righteous; secondly, a delegation of the Armenian diaspora officially takes part in the commemorations of April, 24 in Istanbul.
Editorial by Pietro Kuciukian, Honorary Consul of Armenia to Italy
Surviving genocide and restarting life. Forgetting, not mentioning the past to our children, the "Great Evil". But this "has occurred", you can't remove its traces. The unforgettable is there and resurfaces as living memory from a…
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".