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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) read from the floor of the U.S.
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 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.
It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it.