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Apr 27, 2015

The 1915 Armenian Genocide Remembered

The 1915 Armenian Genocide Remembered

In April 1915 troops of the Ottoman Empire (modern day Turkey) started the killing of between 800,000 and 1.5 million Armenian citizens, who's land at that time was part of the Ottoman Empire. Men, women and children were simply killed, sent to work in labour camps or were made to go on death marches.
With 2015 being the hundredth anniversary of these massacres a lot of countries, such as Germany but strangely not Israel, have now officially classified these events as genocide. Turkey on the other hand finds it difficult to say sorry and it's not helping heal the rift between Armenians and Turks.

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General view of congregation attending Ecumenical service at cathedral in Berlin FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS

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The Armenian female choir of St. Geghard Cloister sings during Ecumenical service at cathedral in Berlin © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters/REUTERS

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Demonstrators hold candles and pictures of Armenian victims during a commemoration for the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul © Murad Sezer / Reuters/REUTERS

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The year 1915 is formed with candles during a memorial march by Armenians in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters/REUTERS

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Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II leads canonisation ceremony for victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Echmiadzin © Stringer Shanghai / Reuters/REUTERS

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Armenians take part in a mass marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians, in Jerusalem's Old City © Amir Cohen / Reuters/REUTERS

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Armenian woman lights candle during mass marking 100th anniversary of mass killings of Armenians, in Jerusalem's Old City © Amir Cohen / Reuters/REUTERS

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Members of Armenian clergy take part in mass marking 100th anniversary of mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians, in Jerusalem's Old City © Amir Cohen / Reuters/REUTERS

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Demonstrators attend a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Demonstrators shout slogans during a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Priests attend canonisation ceremony for victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at cathedral in Echmiadzin © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Performers reenact the capture of Armenians during a commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians by OttomanTurks, in Buenos Aires © Enrique Marcarian / Reuters/REUTERS

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Armenians hold up national flags during a memorial march after Ecumenical service at cathedral in Berlin © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters/REUTERS

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Members of the Armenian community attend a memorial march marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces in Jerusalem's Old City © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters/REUTERS

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A member of the Armenian community attends a memorial service marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces in Jerusalem's Old City © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters/REUTERS

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Members of the Armenian community attend a memorial march marking the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces in Jerusalem's Old City © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters/REUTERS

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Russia's President Putin attends commemoration ceremony marking centenary of mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan © RIA Novosti / Reuters/REUTERS

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Honor guards take part in a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Children raise a giant Armenian flag as they march in front of the Greek Parliament building during a demonstration in central Athens © Kostas Tsironis / Reuters/REUTERS

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People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Atajyan, 103, sits at home during an interview with Reuters in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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People mourn at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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People mourn at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum in Yerevan © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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Historical photographs of mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Empire are displayed at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum in Yerevan, © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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A woman prays in memory of victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at Armenia's main cathedral in Echmiadzin © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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A woman lights a candle in memory of the victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Armenia's main cathedral in Echmiadzin © David Mdzinarishvili / Reuter/REUTERS

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