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Armenians in 2005 marked the 90th anniversary of the start of the 'genocide' with a torchlight march through Yerevan (ITAR-TASS) October 11, 2006 -- Turkish lawmakers today discussed proposals to recognize as genocide the killing of Algerians in colonial France.


The move is seen as retaliation against a French bill that would, if passed, make it a crime to deny that the massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I was genocide. Offenders would face fines and a jail term.


(AP)

Examining History



CALL IT GENOCIDE? Questions surrounding the mass killings of Armenians at the beginning of the last century continue to dominate relations between Armenia and Turkey. In April, Ankara proposed conducting a joint Armenian-Turkish investigation into the mass killings and deportations of Armenians during World War I.
Turkish leaders suggested that the two countries set up a joint commission of historians to determine whether the massacres carried out between 1915 and 1917 constituted genocide. Armenia, however, insisted it would continue to seek international recognition and condemnation of what it says was a deliberate attempt at exterminating an entire people....(more)

See also:

Armenians Mark 90th Anniversary Of Start Of Massacres

Armenia: Tragedy Remains On Europe’s Political Map

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