Armenian Genocide

During the First World War, the genocide of the Armenian people took place in the territories of the Ottoman Empire.
The ultra-nationalist government of the Young Turks, an emanation of the "Union and Progress" Party, decides to Turkishize the Anatolian area and to deport and exterminate the Armenian ethnic group present in the territory since the 7th century BC.

In the memory of the Armenian people, but also in the estimation of historians, two thirds of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire perished, approximately 1,500,000 people.

Over the years Gariwo has followed the difficult path of recognition of the genocide and the path of reconciliation, thanks to the commitment of the Consul Pietro Kuciukian, and of Armenian intellectuals, writers and journalists.

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