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Armenian Genocide

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.


Turkey demolishing Armenia statue - dedicated to the ties between the two Countries

Turkey started to dismantle a monument dedicated to the friendship between Yerevan and Ankara situated in the town of Kars, at the Turkish-Armenian border. This comes after a dispute started by Turkish prime minister Erdogan who had called it "an obscenity" placed besides the tomb of a Muslim scholar.


Freedom for writer Dogan Akhanli - imprisoned in Turkey

Dogan Akhanli, German writer and activist of Turkish descent, in jailed in Istanbul. Akhanli wrote two books on the Armenian genocide, called for an independent investigation into Hrant Dink's murder and founded an association educating people to the memory of Metz Yeghern.


Reflections on negationism

Editorial by Pietro Kuciukian, Armenia's Honorary Consul in Italy

L’historien Stefano Levi Della Torre a écrit à propos de la proposition de loi «Pacifici» visant à punir le négationnisme : «le mensonge par la loi implique une vérité par la loi. Celle-ci est une idée chère aux inquisitions


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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​Mehmet Gelal Bey

the vali of Aleppo who opposed the Armenian genocide