Cher says Turkish government should acknowledge Armenian Genocide

Cher says Turkish government should acknowledge Armenian Genocide


Armenian American singer and actress Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) has urged the Turkish government to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The 68-year-old celebrity said that in a Twitter post.

“I don’t feel anger for (or blame) the people of Turkey for something that happened 100 year ago. But I think the [Turkish] Government should acknowledge Genocide,” she tweeted.

Cher also shared a “horror story” her grandmother told her. “The Turks came to the village, they called a town meeting and shot the men and boys and raped the women and girls,” she wrote in the post.

Cher is not the only U.S. celebrity of Armenian descent to have highlighted the importance of the approaching centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

Visiting Armenia last week American TV star Kim Kardashian went to the Genocide Memorial at Tsitsernakaberd where together with her sister Khloe and cousins she placed flowers at the Eternal Flame in memory of the victims of the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide.