quinta-feira, 23 de abril de 2015

Genocide: the word of discord

The roughly one and a half million Armenians deported and killed at the hands of the Ottomans will be recalled, this Friday, at a ceremony in Yerevan.

In an interview with Euronews, the Armenian head of State challenged Ankara to take a step forward

"The recognition of the genocide by Turkey is the path to the reconciliation of two Nations. I am convinced that if this is done and so honest, relations between Armenia and Turkey can greatly improve in the short term, can evolve and move to another level "refers to Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia.

An interview to view in full on Euronews this evening.

This week, the head of the Turkish Government sent a message of solidarity to the descendants of the victims and promised, for the first time, perform a ceremony in Istanbul in memory of those who lost their lives in 1915. Ankara acknowledges that many people died in the massacres and deportations, but refuses to define what you mean by "events" as genocide.

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