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Friday, April 25, 2008

Armenia commemorates Genocide anniversary

To remember the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkey in the early 1900s, hundreds of thousands of Armenians marched solemnly on Thursday to the Tsitsernakaberd memorial outside Yerevan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Friday.

Marking the 93rd anniversary of the beginning of the Genocide, President Serzh Sarkisian called the Ottoman Empire’s mass killings “a crime against humanity,” but maintained that Armenia only seeks recognition of the Genocide, not “vengeance and enmity.”

Sarkisian once again reiterated that Armenia is ready to normalize relations with Turkey.
Turkish-Armenian relations have been strained over the subject of the Genocide, which Turkey denies.

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