Green Light Given to Genocide Monument

AMSTERDAM (Anatolia)–The city of Assen in the Nethelands gave the green light last week for a memorial monument in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

The Assen city council had previously agreed to the erection of such a monument in the city cemetery–following a request from an Armenian resident of the city. Following protests from Turkish residents of the same city–the city council had tabled the decision.

The Armenian community later moved the monument to the Armenian church in the city of Almelo.

The monument was constructed in Armenia and brought to the Netherlands–and the Armenian community there had opted to unveil the monument in time for Genocide commemoration activities this past April.

The city council–once again–reiterated its original decision and the monument is set to move to the city cemetery in the near future.

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