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Grandchildren and great grandchildren of those targeted in the massacres recount their ancestors’ stories and reflect on how the genocide in 1915 shaped their family history and culture


Turkey tells Austria that an Austrian parliamentary declaration describing the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as ‘genocide’ would permanently damage the two countries’ relations
Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings ‘genocide’
Turkey denies that the deaths constituted genocide and say the death toll has been inflated. Obama has avoided using the term since becoming president given the importance of Turkey as an ally. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will attend a ceremony in …
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Turkey’s ruling party, along with two opposition parties, have released a joint statement “harshly condemning the partial approach” of the European Parliament (EP) which backed a motion to call the mass killings of Anatolian Armenians during World War I a “genocide.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (15 April) warned that Turkey would ignore any decision by the European Parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide, saying such recognition would go “in one ear and out from the other”.


Mavi Boncuk |

The White House | Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 24, 2014

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today we commemorate the Meds Yeghern and honor those who perished in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  We recall the horror of what happened ninety-nine years ago, when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, and we grieve for the lives lost and the suffering endured by those men, women, and children.   We are joined in solemn commemoration by millions in the United States and across the world.   In so doing, we remind ourselves of our shared commitment to ensure that such dark chapters of human history are never again repeated.

Mavi Boncuk |
WASHINGTON — The White House urged on Tuesday “a full, frank and just acknowledgment” of the Armenian genocide a century after the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people, but once again refused to use the word genocide.
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