ThursdayJuly 31
  • USD 406.57
  • EUR 546.19
  • RUB 11.38

I am here to share pain of Armenians and give brotherly shoulder – Head of Assyr...

16:44, 24.04.2012 Region: World News, Armenia, Turkey Theme: Society

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.

Armenia News - NEWS.am

More in topic

Volunteers offered to give up Facebook for 99 days

An average user spends 17 minutes a day perusing the social media site...

Armenia government discusses new Criminal Code draft concept

The PM instructed to confer on it with all interested departments…

21 arrested during World Cup – Brazil ambassador to Armenia

It’s everyone’s right to protest, but it can’t be uncontrollable…

Ambassador: Brazil hosted 600,000 guests during World Cup

During the final, there were 35 million tweets, but internet connection worked without disruption...

Armenia fights against hailstorms

10,700 shots were fired from 53 anti-hail stations…

Early ripening fruits in Armenia do not contain excessive level of chemicals

We should not consider early ripening fruits or vegetables definitely dangerous...