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Armenian Genocide

Armenians and Turks are testing dialogue opportunities

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.


Why not forget?

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


Anniversary, an occasion to look ahead

The lack of recognition of the genocide on the side of the Turkish government, the tense relations with the Azeri neighbours about the issue of Nagorno Karabakh, the necessity to remember the past and the future of Armenia were the focus of our conversation with Agopik Manoukian, Honorary President of the Union of Italy's Armenians, on the 98th anniversary of 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.


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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