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Turkey reacts to Obama, Putin, Hollande, Gauck over Armenian killings remarks

ANKARA<p>From left to right, German President Gauck, French President Hollande and US President Obama are seen.<p>Turkey has reacted to the U.S., Russia, …

What counts as a genocide

EXACTLY a century ago, on April 24th 1915, Ottoman officials rounded up scores of Armenian intellectuals in Istanbul, most of whom were later …

The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Canada marching for justice in the streets of Toronto today. #ArmenianGenocide #MarchForJustice #Toronto #Canada

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate the First World …

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths<p>On 24 April, Armenians in Yerevan and around the world will mark the centenary of the genocide of 1915. That is the date when Ottoman authorities began …

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

One summer's day in 1990, I walked into a beautiful Crusader chapel in Keserwan, a gentle mountainside north of Beirut, where an old Catholic …

Do you know the difference between a Holocaust and a holocaust? The Armenians do

What’s in a name? Let’s start with the Persian Gulf. Or the Arabian Gulf. Or just the Arab Gulf. I’m indebted to reader (and surgeon) Ross Farhadieh …

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Reform Jews urge Obama to recognize mass killing of Armenians as genocide

JTA –The Union for Reform Judaism urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday to use the word “genocide” in describing the murder of 1.5 million …

Israel

Armenia marks centennial of massacre of 1.5M by Turks

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of nations that recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century ago by Turks as "genocide." There are 22.</i><p>YEREVAN, Armenia — One-hundred years after up to 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Turks from the …

World History

Why we commit to commemorate

<i>Raffi Sarkissian is founder and chair of the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education.</i><p>Friday marks the official commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923). As we reflect on this event and how it has been addressed over the past century, collective commemoration becomes …

Yes, the Slaughter of the Armenians Was Genocide

The Turkish government may not want to admit it, but the murder and removal of millions of Armenians was genocide.<p>Genocide is not the murder of …

Can Turkey come to terms with its brutal past?

<i>W</i>here do I look for hope on this day that marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide? To the brave Turkish and Armenian human rights activists who have gathered in Istanbul this week to commemorate together the tragic events of 1915 and find a pathway to the future.<p>The Turkish activists …

Obama, Armenia, and What Hitler Learned About Genocide Denial

The president’s failure to call out Turkey for its role in the Armenian Genocide stains the soul of America.<p>Over the past decade the United States …

Armenian genocide survivor's vivid memories of day the soldiers came

Movses Haneshyan was five years old in 1915 when the mass deportations began. Now he wants Turkey to recognise the genocide before he dies<p>Like millions of Armenians, Movses Haneshyan will mark the centenary of the 1915 genocide today. He will visit the village cemetery near Vagharshapat, where he …

Genocide

Consequences of Mass Killings of Ethnic Armenians Still Reverberate

One hundred years later, a bloodbath haunts Turkey<p>KAYSERI, Turkey—Sarkis Teke is the last living remnant of a community that no longer exists.<p>The grizzled pensioner lives alone in a hillside villa in this Turkish city whose commercial and cultural life until a century ago was dominated by Armenians …

Race & Ethnicity

Armenian genocide: Massive march ends at Turkish consulate in L.A.

Waving flags and signs and wearing purple, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday, voicing their common and persistent call for the Turkish government to recognize the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide.<p>The events marking the centennial of the slayings under …

The Souls and Stories That Vanished in the Armenian Genocide of 1915

The photo can only be called exotic. It was taken at the end of the 19th century in an Ottoman city southeast of Ankara called Kayseri. It’s a …

Obameter: Did Obama Break His Promise to Armenians?

As 100th day of Obama's presidency approaches, this tracker by Politifact is worth a click. The Obameter, as it is called, has numbered Obama's …

Obama still has one year to fulfill his promise to call it the Armenian ‘genocide’

One hundred years ago Friday, a campaign to deport and murder millions of Armenians began in present-day Turkey. Given the close relationship between the United States and that country -- and Turkey's geographic importance -- past presidents have almost uniformly declined to label the estimate 1.5 …

Thousands rally in Times Square to mark centennial of Armenian genocide

A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the deaths of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today’s Turkey.<p>Sunday …

The Armenian Genocide and Non-acknowledgment

The genocide of the Armenians began in April 1915. The influences that led to it are similar to those in other genocides. The once powerful Turkish empire suffered great losses, through economic deterioration, in territory as subjugated minorities freed themselves -- Bulgaria in 1908 and Greece in …

How The Armenian Genocide Impacts Bostonians Today

Support the news<p>One hundred years ago this month, Turkey deported, then executed thousands of Armenian leaders. Over the next seven years, 1.5 …

101-year-old Armenian genocide survivor tells her story

Yevnige Salibian remembers peering through the wooden panels of her family home in Aintab, Turkey, as a young girl and seeing throngs of Armenian women, children and elderly being marched out into the desert to their eventual deaths.<p>“I saw the Turkish people, long whips in their hands ... and the …

World History

The Armenian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial

On April 24, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. On that date in 1915, some 250 Armenian political leaders and …

Explainer

Polish-born lawyer Doctor Raphael Lemkin created the word "genocide" in the 1940s by combining the Greek word <i>genos</i> (meaning "race" or "group") with …

Centennial of the Armenian Genocide: Recognition and Reconciliation

The following are remarks I gave at the New York University conference "Armenians a Century After the Genocide: What Next?" on April 17, 2015.<p>My remarks concern the past, the present and the future.The facts have been documented over a century of scholarship, eyewitness accounts, and testimony in …

Germany Plans to Recognize Armenian Massacre in 1915 as Genocide

Germany plans for the first time to officially recognize the killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Turkish regime 100 years ago as …