Remembering the Armenian Genocide
Every year on April 24, Armenians around the world commemorate what they call “Genocide Remembrance Day” in honor of the 1.5 million Armenians who died in the genocide from 1915 to 1923.
This year’s commemoration comes as a deal that would see Armenia normalizing relations with Turkey, perpetrator of the genocide, appeared to be on the verge of collapse. –JCL
Al Jazeera English:
Armenians have been commemorating what they call ‘Genocide Remembrance Day’, in the wake of the apparent collapse of a deal to normalise relations with their old enemy, Turkey.
From early morning onwards, tens of thousands of people made their way slowly and solemnly up the long, steep hill to the imposing stone monument which commemorates the Armenians who died during mass killings in Ottoman Turkey almost a century ago.
They queued to lay red tulips and white carnations around the eternal flame at the centre of the monument, high above the city.