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Armenian Genocide

April 24th, the day of recollection and duty

On the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Gariwo interviewed Baykar Sivazliyan, President of the Union of Armenians in Italy, on the significance of this celebration and the major policy issues that revolve around Armenia.


Exhibition of Armenian Genocide

November 6, 2012 the exhibition Armenian Genocide and Scandinavian Response was opened in Copenhagen. 

The Danish society approved this showing, but not the Turkish government. In fact it wanted to open a new exhibition to explain also their point of view. 


Barroso visits the Armenian Genocide Museum

The President of European Commission José Manuel Barroso paied homage to the victims of Metz Yeghern, the Genocide of Armenians in which 1,5 million of Armenians died in 1915. He put down flowers and honoured the victims with a minute's silence.


The US thank Armenia

Hillary Clinton writes to the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan to thank him for honouring US nurse Clara Barton in the Garden of the Righteous for the Armenians. "The angel of the battlefield" had run the rescue operations after the massacres carried out by Turkish Sultan Hamid in 1896. 


Istanbul remembers Metz Yeghern victims - ceremony with hundreds people

Memorial stone for the victims of the Armenian Genocide unveiled in the Turkish capital. Hundreds citizens rallied in Taksim square to light candles and bring flowers in memory of the over 250 Armenian leaders and intellectuals captured by the Ottoman government on April 24, 1915 and then executed. Video inside.


France rejects punishing denial - of the Armenian genocide

The French Senate rejected a law design providing a year jail and a fine of 45,000 euros for those who deny the Armenian genocide.


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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