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.
Armenia has reaffirmed its commitment to be at the forefront of international efforts to fight the crime of genocide as President Serzh Sargsyan addressed a second international forum hosted in Yerevan on the eve of the 101st anniversary of the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide.
In his inaugural year in office, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday marked the anniversary of the Ottoman Turks’ massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by a statement addressed to the Armenian American community, but once again stopped short of labeling it a genocide. Instead, he again used a phrase that Armenians themselves often use in describing the events.
A year after the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, its recognition process has entered the political arena at the state level, Ashot Melkonyan, an expert in Turkish studies and deputy dean of the faculty of Oriental Studies at the Yerevan State University, told media.
The Regional Assembly of Sicily became the 105th local self-government body in Italy to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
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.
United States President Barack Obama will have his “final opportunity” on April 24 to “use the presidency to speak plainly about the Armenian genocide”, according to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress.
U.S. President Barack Obama will refrain from describing the 1915 mass deportations and killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide, it emerged on Thursday.