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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Armenian Genocide to be taught in Canadian schools

In a move aimed at widening education about genocide, the Toronto District School Board has created a history course in which the Armenian Genocide is studied alongside the Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide, The Turkish Daily News reported on January 11.

The announcement has been strongly criticized by both Turkey and the Turkish community in Canada. According to the article, Ankara is communicating uneasiness both to the Canadian government and the Education Ministry via the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa.

A petition by the Council of Turkish Canadians, which asserts that “our schools and curricula cannot and should not be used for one-sided propaganda,” has collected more than 8,000 signatures. Turkey continues to deny that the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Armenians around the time of World War 1 constituted genocide.

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