YEREVAN. – In the beginning of the 20th century Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks were eliminated in the Ottoman Empire, the head of the Assyrian Federation in Australia David M. David told Armenian News-NEWS.am. His delegation visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on April 24.
“Today we are here to share the pain of the Armenians and commemorate the victims of the genocide victims. We Assyrians lost 750,000 people in 1915. Our nation also knows what the Genocide is,” he said.
According to him, Turkey must face its history and recognize the genocide committed against three nations.
The world commemorates on April 24 the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century.
Commemoration actions are held in all states, people remember this monstrous crime against humanity as over one and a half million innocent Armenians were massacred in the Ottoman Empire, while hundreds of thousands were tortured and deported.
The fact of the Armenian Genocide is recognized by many states. It was first recognized in 1965 by Uruguay. In general, the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey has already been recognized by Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 42 U.S. states.