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Armenia invites Turkish leader to ‘genocide’ anniversary

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Armenia on Tuesday invited Turkey’s leader to events next year marking the 100th anniversary of World War I-era massacres that Armenians say amounted to genocide, despite Ankara’s fierce rejection of the term.

Relations between the two countries have long been soured by disputes over the massacres, in which Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed in what is now Turkey as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/May-27/257876-armenia-invites-turkish-leader-to-genocide-anniversary.ashx#ixzz32zqHEXjZ
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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3 Responses to Armenia invites Turkish leader to ‘genocide’ anniversary

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    May 27, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    wow … that is a tricky one ! (but it would allow to finally ‘put this topic to rest’ …) Erdogan: Have courage and attend!!!

  2. Robert Adams

    May 28, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Turkey must come to the realization that this issue will not go away as a great portion of the world rejects Turkey’s explanations and stands with the Armenians. I agree with Mr. Tschannen that Mr. Erdogen should take this opportunity. Even if doing so doesn’t “put this topic to rest” immediately, it could lead to that happening soon. Reconciliation is a wonderful thing.

  3. Ahmed Qureshi

    May 29, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Why only Turkey? Why not those who nuked Japan a sole and yet the exclusive one? why not those who continuously butcher Palestinians? why not those who killed Innocent Iraqis?
    What kind of world we are living in?
    If Turkey can be criticized or admonished by so-called human rights champions on the basis of mere blames why not those who committed crimes against humanity publicly and openly?

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