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Obama Again Bows to Turkish Pressure in his April 24 Statement

Obama Again Bows to Turkish Pressure in his April 24 Statement

President Barack Obama issued his annual statement on the Armenian Genocide, and as it was announced earlier this week, he failed to use the word Genocide to describe the systematic killing and deportation of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire, instead choosing, once again, to bow to Turkish pressure.

April 23rd, 2015

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Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Armenian Genocide Centennial Marked on Capitol Hill

Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

April 23rd, 2015

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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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US Envoy to Turkey Attends Concert Marking Armenian Genocide

US Envoy to Turkey Attends Concert Marking Armenian Genocide

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass on Thursday participated in a concert in Istanbul dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

April 23rd, 2015

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Turkey Recalls Ambassador after Austria Recognizes Genocide

Turkey Recalls Ambassador after Austria Recognizes Genocide

Turkey recalled its Ambassador to Vienna after Austrian lawmakers recognized the Armenian Genocide, Today’s Zaman reports.

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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Jerusalem Armenians Mark Genocide Centennial, Urge Recognition

Jerusalem Armenians Mark Genocide Centennial, Urge Recognition

On Thursday evening, church bells will peal over the Old City of Jerusalem, echoing through its ancient stone alleyways.

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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Rep. Schiff Reads Names of 1,000 Genocide Victims on House Floor

Rep. Schiff Reads Names of 1,000 Genocide Victims on House Floor

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), for an entire hour on the House Floor, read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide after business concluded in the House for the day.

April 22nd, 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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Israeli President Backs Pope’s Comments on Armenian Genocide

Israeli President Backs Pope’s Comments on Armenian Genocide

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke out strongly on the question of the Armenian Genocide in a closed session with journalists held last week in Jerusalem in honor of Israel’s Independence Day, The Tower reports.

April 22nd, 2015

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Turkey Stops Serb Leader from Traveling to Armenia

Turkey Stops Serb Leader from Traveling to Armenia

Turkish authorities on Wednesday stopped Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik’s airplane from flying over Turkish territory, preventing him from attending a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan, Dodik’s office reports.

April 22nd, 2015

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ANC of Europe Welcomes Austrian Recognition of Armenian Genocide

ANC of Europe Welcomes Austrian Recognition of Armenian Genocide

The Austrian Parliament adopted a declaration Tuesday recognizing the Armenian Genocide, acknowledging the responsibility of the Austro-Hungarian Empire — at the time an ally of Ottoman Empire – and calling on Turkey to reconcile with the dark pages of its past.

April 22nd, 2015

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US Will Not Attend Gallipoli Celebrations in Turkey

US Will Not Attend Gallipoli Celebrations in Turkey

The United States will not attend Turkey’s celebration of the Battle of Gallipoli on April 24, according to Turkey’s Sozcu daily newspaper, which reports that neither President Obama nor a US delegation will be present.

April 22nd, 2015

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