Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s message honoring the memory of Ottoman Armenians killed during the First World War in Eastern Anatolia is another evidence of Turkey’s denial policy, Giro Manoyan, the director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) Bureau in Yerevan, told media Monday.
The authors of the German Parliament’s resolution on recognition of the Armenian Genocide are confident that this time the bill will be adopted. Some also believe that the passage of the resolution is first of all necessary for Germany, which was an ally of Ottoman Turkey during World War I.
The Turkish government has cautioned Germany against classifying a century-old Ottoman Empire campaign to deport and kill Armenians as genocide.
Ankara has warned Berlin over a bill that would recognize the Ottoman-era mass killings and deportations of Armenians as genocide ahead of a Bundestag session focused on the motion.
Hollywood actor and activist George Clooney’s visit to Armenia on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is highlighted by international media in its coverage of the events.
Armenian advocacy groups based in the United States and worldwide have issued statements welcoming the passage by the German Parliament, the Bundestag, of a resolution formally labeling the Ottoman-era killings and deportations of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.
“Today, on April 24, 2016, I declare for the entire world to hear: there will be no purging or deportation of the Armenians of Artsakh. We will not allow another Armenian Genocide. We - means the Armenian nation, all its segments, we - means our Armenian consolidation,” Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated in his message on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The New York Times has published a series of photographs by ArmeniaNow photojournalist Nazik Armenakyan made as part of a project commemorating the 1915 Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.
Events timed to the 101st anniversary of the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide and highlighting humanitarian issues as part of the Aurora Prize initiative have been on in the Armenian capital of Yerevan since April 22.
The message issued by the Turkish president on the occasion of April 24 is “yet another failed manifestation of denialism”, Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said, commenting on the statement by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.