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100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

On April 24, ethnic Armenians worldwide marked the 100-year anniversary of a genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks that claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians from 1915 to 1918. The Turkish government continues to dispute that a genocide happened.

SCENES: Commemorations take place worldwide

  • Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'

    Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'

    A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. Armine Hacopian, a member of the college’s board of trustees, was one of the first to speak Thursday and shared the story...

  • Armenian community in Jerusalem marks massacre anniversary

    Armenian community in Jerusalem marks massacre anniversary

    Churches across Jerusalem rang their bells 100 times before ecumenical services Friday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to mark the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks. The Armenian community in East Jerusalem, in place for centuries, is...

  • Armenian genocide: Massive march ends at Turkish consulate in L.A.

    Armenian genocide: Massive march ends at Turkish consulate in L.A.

    Waving flags and signs and wearing purple, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday, voicing their common and persistent call for the Turkish government to recognize the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide.The events marking the centennial of the slayings under...

  • Scenes from Armenian genocide 100th anniversary

    Scenes from Armenian genocide 100th anniversary

    Ethnic Armenians worldwide marked the 100th anniversary of a genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks that claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians from 1915 to 1918. The Turkish government continues to dispute that a genocide happened, and Armenian Americans are frustrated that President...

  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a fading red cross, a symbol of resistance and...

  • Armenian businesses close for genocide memorial

    Armenian businesses close for genocide memorial

    Armenian business owners in Glendale for many years have been closed on April 24 to observe the Armenian genocide, but not too long ago, they also started displaying specially made signs on their storefront windows reminding patrons why their shops won't be open. Sevak Kouyoumjian moved to the...

  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the Turkish government, an admission from them that their Ottoman...

  • Rep. Schiff reads names of Armenian genocide victims from House floor

    Rep. Schiff reads names of Armenian genocide victims from House floor

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) read from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian genocide. After business concluded in the House for the day, Schiff spent an hour reading the names of constituents' relatives and those in the...

  • Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'

    Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'

    White House officials have decided that President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he commemorates the deaths Friday, the 100th anniversary of the massacres. The decision, revealed Tuesday in a meeting...

  • As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens

    As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens

    The Turkish government on Monday offered condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915, when the Ottoman Empire embarked on a campaign of terror and atrocity that many in the Western world have deemed the 20th century's first genocide. As Armenians the world over prepare to mark the anniversary...

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