January 16
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Armenians experienced the genocide and has been through a lot, because they were an island of Christianity, Slovakia's National Council Speaker Andrej Danko told reporters , after a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Ara Babloyan in Bratislava, TASS reported.

According to him, Armenians became the first nation in modern history which experienced genocide.

"Armenians experienced genocide, they were a target of the attacks and has been through a lot because they were the island of Christianity [in the Ottoman Empire]. I don't hide that I am the person with huge awe and respect for Christianity values. Armenians fought against Islamization and were persecuted. Millions of Armenians have undergone repressions," he said.

"Our ancestors described the suffering of our people in the domestic literature . The Slovaks understand very well what the Armenians had to experience, "he said.



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