Armenian Genocide 1915

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Armenian Genocide of 1915

This year, in 2014, we commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 (Metz Yeghern), where 1.5 million Armenians were killed and expelled under the Ottoman Empire.

Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople on April 24th, 1915, beginning the systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their homeland in the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey.

The Armenian Genocide of 1915 is acknowledged to have been one of the first modern 20th century genocides.  Despite all evidence to the contrary, the present-day Republic of Turkey adamantly denies that a genocide was committed against the Armenians. Affirming the truth about the Armenian Genocide, therefore, has become an issue of international significance.

As of 2014, some sovereign nations officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide are:

Argentina
Armenia
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Cyprus
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Lithuania
Lebanon
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Sweden
Switzerland
Uruguay – The first country to recognize the events as genocide.
Holy See
Venezuela

To learn more about the Armenian Genocide and it’s ongoing international recognition efforts, please visit the Armenian National Institute, http://www.armenian-genocide.org/.

 

 

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