Official Ankara has issued a statement condemning the Bulgarian parliament for its decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
The statement in Sofia was adopted on April 24 and was timed to the centennial of the Ottoman-era massacres of Armenians marked that day.
The German parliament overwhelmingly approved on Friday, April 24, a resolution branding the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a century ago as Genocide, Reuters reports.
In a statement read out to Armenians attending a church mass in Istanbul today, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey shares the pain of the Armenian people in connection with “the tragic events of 1915”.
While Yerevan has been seeing events commemorating the past killings of Armenians on the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman-era Genocide, the thoughts of many in Armenia and abroad have been directed to the future. What will happen on April 25, what will be on the 101st anniversary of the Genocide? What have the Armenians achieved by making the whole world talk about them in April?
As he has for the last six years, U.S. President Barack Obama has marked the day set aside to commemorate the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire again without using the word genocide.
Presidents of France and Russia, who labeled the crime against the Armenian people in 1915 as genocide, in their speeches at the commemoration ceremony devoted to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide once again confirmed that they stand by Armenia and must fight together so that the tragic events of the past are never repeated.
The silk wedding dress is deep in the ancient chest; she has difficulty finding it. She sings, holding up her 101-year-old withered hands with ease and makes some moves showing how she danced at her wedding.