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Armenian Genocide

The Tashchiyan family - Crimean Armenians between the Holocaust and communism

An Armenian couple mindful of the genocide undergone rescued a Jewish family during World War II, and has hence been honoured by Yad Vashem.


The world remembers the Armenian genocide - 24th April 1915-2010

Turkish intellectuals launch a call to commemorate the genocide in Istanbul and write: "This mourning is for all of us". Rome's Armenian Community promotes the awareness campaign "I do remember".


Armenians were victims of genocide - Washington clashes with Turkey

This is the content of the resolution approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress with a 23 to 22 vote. Ankara recalls its Ambassador.


Historic Turkey - Armenia agreement - the understanding preludes to the opening of borders

Signature in Zurich of the protocol aiming at normalizing the diplomatic ties between the two Countries after years of chill. The ceremony enjoyed the contributions by the EU, US, French, Russian and Swiss representatives. In the opinion of the Armenian Consul Pietro Kuciukian, the protocol is a symbol of the "willingness of renewal".


Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide - 24th April 1915 - 2009

94 years after the extermination of the Armenian people, there are more and more initiatives to defend the historical truth and the Armenian communities from all over the world mobilize against Turkey's denialism to commemorate the sad anniversary of the "forgotten genocide", the Metz Yeghern.


The victims of the Armenian Genocide - at least 972,000 according to a crucial source

For generations, the Turks ignored the very existence of the Armenian genocide. Todate, instead, they are forced to face its aweful numbers: 972.000 victims between 1915 and 1916 only.


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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Ragip Zarakolu

a Turkish writer in defense of ethnic minorities