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Armenian Genocide

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. 


Egypt might recognize the Armenian genocide

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. 


"Turks and Armenians to attain dialogue"

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. 


Hrant Dink murdered by a criminal organization

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.


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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Ayse Nur (Sarisözen) Zarakoglu

she was repeatedly jailed in Turkey for bearing witness to the truth about the Armenian genocide