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Armenian Genocide

Armenians, victims of a genocide

The massacre of millions Armenians during World War I was a genocide. This is the content of the non-binding resolution approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress with a 23 to 22 vote. The Committee's ballot is not binding but it is a step towards the Congress official resolution.

300 intellectuals' open letter published online - thousands join the apology to the Armenians

On 5th December four Turkish intellectuals, soon joined by 300 colleagues, published an open letter over the Internet, and in less than 24 hours it collected more than 2,500 signatures; it happened while journalists such as Alberto Rosselli and Dogan Ozguden are threatened by Turkish extremists for publicly facing the issue of the Armenian Genocide.

Nobel for Orhan Pamuk - for literature 2006

The Turkish writer, persecuted for having dared to speak out against his country’s responsibility in the 1915 Armenian genocide, received the Nobel Prize for Literature 2006 in Stockholm.
His works include: The White Castle (1990), The Black Book (1994), The New Life (1997), My Name is Red (2001), Snow (2004), Istanbul (2005).

Testimony Against the Genocides - Conference in Milan, Italy

23 April 2002 - Presentations: proceedings of the international conference 30 November-1 December 2000 "There is always an option to say 'yes' or 'no'. The Righteous against the Genocides of the Armenians and the Jews"; "Voci nel deserto Giusti e testimoni per gli armeni", a book by Pietro Kuciukian.

There is Always an Option to say "Yes" or "No" - The Righteous Against the Genocides of Armenians and Jews

International Conference in Padua, Italy from 30 November – 1 December 2000 at 
Padua University, Sala dei Giganti.

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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Giacomo Gorrini

he broke the silence in order to bear witness to the Armenian tragedy