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1.5 Million Victims of Genocide Canonized at Etchmiadzin

1.5 Million Victims of Genocide Canonized at Etchmiadzin

he Armenian Church held a ceremony on Thursday at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin near Yerevan to canonize 1.5 million Armenians killed in massacres and deportations by Ottoman Turks during the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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Scores Converge in Armenia for Centennial Commemoration

Scores Converge in Armenia for Centennial Commemoration

As the world prepares to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Yerevan seems to be the place for Armenians and non-Armenians to come together to honor the victims of the century-old crime.

April 23rd, 2015

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Putin Reaffirms Russian Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Putin Reaffirms Russian Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the 1915 Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey as genocide ahead of his participation in Friday’s official ceremonies in Yerevan to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

April 23rd, 2015

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Turkish Recognition of Genocide ‘Shortest Path’ to Reconciliation, Sarkisian Says

Turkish Recognition of Genocide ‘Shortest Path’ to Reconciliation, Sarkisian Says

In an interview with Euronews, Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian reiterated his country’s view that the mass killings and deportations of Armenians under Ottoman Turkish rule should be termed a genocide.

April 22nd, 2015

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Syrian Parliament Speaker Calls for Genocide Recognition

Syrian Parliament Speaker Calls for Genocide Recognition

On the sidelines of a global forum on crimes against humanity and genocide being held in Yerevan, Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian met with Syria’s Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, who called for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

April 22nd, 2015

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Armenia Dismisses Turkish ‘Condolences’

Armenia Dismisses Turkish ‘Condolences’

Armenia’s government and leading political parties on Tuesday dismissed as disingenuous “condolences” offered by Turkey to descendants of victims of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks a century ago.

April 21st, 2015

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Armenian Parliament Commemorates Genocide Centennial

Armenian Parliament Commemorates Genocide Centennial

On April 21, under Article 70 of the Republic of Armenia’s Constitution, the Armenian National Assembly adopted a resolution commemorating and condemning the Armenian Genocide on its centennial anniversary.

April 21st, 2015

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Azerbaijan Carries Out Fresh Attacks

Azerbaijan Carries Out Fresh Attacks

Azerbaijani undertook fresh subversive attacks on Artsakh positions in the northeastern portion of the line of contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan early Tuesday morning.

April 21st, 2015

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Austria Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Austria Recognizes Armenian Genocide

The Austrian Parliament drafted a statement on April 21 condemning the Armenian Genocide and calling on Turkey to face its past. According to sources, all six factions of parliament came together and agreed on the statement, which will be presented to the public on April 22.

April 21st, 2015

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Turkey Failed to Stifle Genocide Centennial, Says ARF Director

Turkey Failed to Stifle Genocide Centennial, Says ARF Director

“The tsunami of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide Turkey was so afraid of is already a fact,” the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Political Affairs Director, Giro Manoyan, told reporters in Yerevan on Monday.

April 20th, 2015

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Georgian Leaders to Abstain from Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

Georgian Leaders to Abstain from Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, will not visit Armenia to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Russia’s Interfax reports.

April 20th, 2015

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Delegates from 60 Countries to Attend Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

Delegates from 60 Countries to Attend Genocide Commemorations in Yerevan

A conference set to begin in Yerevan on April 22 will bring together over 600 official participants from around the world, said Vigen Sargsyan, the Armenian President’s Chief of Staff.

April 20th, 2015

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Former CEO of Hitachi to Publish Book on Armenian Innovation

Former CEO of Hitachi to Publish Book on Armenian Innovation

The former CEO of Japan’s Hitachi Company, Tsugio Makimoto, is set to publish a book titled “Armenia As An Innovative Country,” the Director of Viasphere International, Tony Moroyan, reported to a news conference Monday.

April 20th, 2015

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Nalbandian Says Turkish Denial a ‘Sinking Ship’

Nalbandian Says Turkish Denial a ‘Sinking Ship’

“Turkey finds itself more and more isolated on the sinking boat of denialism,” Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told RFE/RL’s Armenian Service (Asatutyun.am) on Tuesday while commenting on Turkey’s reaction to the European Parliament’s resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

April 17th, 2015

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