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The mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One remains a highly sensitive issue.

Kew: Time for Trump to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

People around the world paused to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Tuesday, a remembrance of the more than 1.5 million Armenians who were systematically exterminated between 1915 and 1923 under the Ottoman Empire.

Memorials marking the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 took place a day after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian resigned

Armenians Throughout the World Observe 103rd Anniversary of Genocide

People throughout the world commemorated 103 years since the Armenian genocide on Tuesday. Thousands will march throughout the streets of various cities to honor the 1.5 million lives lost during the 1915 massacre, carried out by Ottoman Turks.

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Armenia Votes in Historic Process of Transition to Parliamentary Republic

YEREVAN (AFP) – Armenians started voting in landmark legislative elections on Sunday for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms aimed at transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic. The election is seen by the West as a key

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Germany Risks Turkey Wrath With Armenian ‘Genocide’ Vote

AFP – Germany’s parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide”, despite a strong warning from Turkey. Drawn up by the ruling left-right coalition and the opposition Greens, the resolution entitled

Turkish security forces have ended a military operation backed by a curfew in the southeastern town of Cizre

Two Israelis Kidnapped, Then Released, in Turkey

The Times of Israel reports: Two Israeli students from the Bedouin village of Rahat in the Negev who had been studying in Armenia were kidnapped — and later released — by an unidentified group in Turkey, Israeli authorities said Saturday.

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Armenian Families Refuse to Return to Kobane After Second ISIS Assault

Armenian families who fled Kobane, Syria, do not plan to return home even though the Kurdish army successfully defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). “There were only eight families left before the ISIL attack [in October 2014],” explained Agop Tomasyon. “All of these families left Kobane after the attack.”

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Turkish Pride in the Armenian Genocide

As if on safari, the hunters proudly display their dead prey. But the circa 1915 photograph depicts an undeniable horror. The hunters flank a dozen or so human bodies, laid out upon a dirt mound. The distinctive hunters’ uniforms identify them as Turkish soldiers of the Ottoman Empire; their victims are Armenian Christians.

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Turkish ‘Scholar’ on 1915: The Armenians Massacred Themselves

On the eve of the commemoration of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire, a Turkish professor is suggesting that Turkish forces had nothing to do with the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, and that the Armenians disguised themselves as Turks to kill their own people.

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Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

President Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president.