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Armenians remember 1915 Ottoman massacre

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Armenians remember 1915 Ottoman massacre


Tens of thousands of people have marked the mass killing of ethnic Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman empire during the first world war.

Those at the 95th anniversary paid tribute at a hilltop memorial in Armenia’s capital Yerevan.

Armenia insists the massacre of some one and a half million people in 1915 was genocide, something country’s such as France, Sweden and Canada have recognised.

But, Turkey vigorously denies this, arguing the killings were part of a larger struggle during the conflict.

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian took part in the ceremony and some Turkish intellectuals were also expected to hold a silent protest in Istanbul to pay their respects to victims.

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