Erdogan says Turkey shares 'historical pain of Armenian citizens'

27 April, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Jason Torres
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Armenians worldwide hold annual commemorations on April 24 marking the mass killings, which remain a diplomatic minefield amid a lack of global consensus over Armenia's bid to get the deaths recognized internationally as a genocide.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, an Armenian-American, tweeted an old photo of herself in Armenia and praised global demonstrations calling for the genocide to be recognized.

Today, the remembrance day of the Armenian Genocide innocent victims organized and perpetrated at state level in the Ottoman Turkey.

"A protocol to create a historical commision to look into the Armenian issue from 1915", said Gunay Evinch, of the Turkish-American National Steering Committee.

The US president, just as before, used an Armenian term translated as "a great tragedy". Many historians consider it the first genocide of the 20th century. The practice of genocide has occurred throughout human history.

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The Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the Parliament) of the Czech Republic approved on April 25, 2017, a resolution, condemning the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Turkey. Forty eight USA states have recognized the Armenian Genocide through resolution or proclamation. "Most countries have recognized it besides America", he added.

In a show of unity Tuesday, Armenians marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned after days of protests.

The president offered condolences to the families of Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives during the 1915 events.

"We also want to remember all those who helped victims, all those who helped rebuild Armenian civilization and culture. We will continue to share your pain and try to resolve your problems in the future", the statement said.

Trump also said he stood "with the Armenian people throughout the world in honoring the memory of those lost", reiterating his commitment to working with the community to build a better and more tolerant future.

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