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Armenian Genocide

Hrant Dink-Street in Gezi Park

Dogan Akhanli, German-Turkish writer and activist honored on 6 March, European Day of the Righteous, held a performance on his last day in Turkey, the country that imprisoned him for 4 months for denouncing the Armenian genocide. We are pleased to publish the text, based on his latest novel Die Richter des jüngsten Gerichts (the Judges of the Most Recent Court).  

The Memory of the Armenian Genocide

100 years after the Metz Yeghern, the "Great Evil" that hit the Armenian people, many towns remember the genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks through exhibitions, meetings, readings and conferences.

The Armenian Genocide in the Great War

The genocide against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Great War (1915-2015): this is the title of the international conference that will take place in Paris at the Mémorial de la Shoah from 25 to 28 March, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The "Azeri factor" between Turkey and Armenia

The "Armenian question" is not yet solved in Turkey, the word "genocide" is no longer a tabù at least within the civil society, but the government still refuses to recognize it. The "Azeri factor" is a major determinant to prevent Turkey from making a lasting peace with Armenia, says Cengiz Aktar,Turkish political analyst, Senior Scholar at Istanbul Policy Center, writer and columnist, in this interview.

Turkey needs powerful and reliable opposition

The "Armenian question" is no longer a taboo for Turkey, although the term genocide is still refused, because Turkish people associates it with Nazism. Awareness goes along with the general process of democratization, which takes time and the support of the European Union, said Baskin Oran, Professor of International Relations at Ankara University, in the interview to Gariwo.

"Negationism affects the very identity of Turkey"

On past 23 April, Turkish PM Recep Erdogan offered his condolences to the Armenian victims killed in 1915, yet he did not mention the word “genocide”. We asked Agopik Manoukian, honorary President of the Armenians in Italy, to tell us about the peculiar features of Turkish genocide denial.

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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Naim Sefa Bey

the Turkish official who helped the Armenians during the genocide and testified to the extermination project