armenian genocide

  • Demonstrators attend a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan, Armenia April 24, 2015. Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. Turkey denies the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians in what is now Turkey in 1915, at the height of World War One, constitutes genocide and relations with Armenia are still blighted by the dispute. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1A6G8
    May 30, 2016  

    Just over a century ago, the Armenian Genocide saw the expulsion and death of at least 1.5 million people in what was then the Ottoman Empire. Among those affected was Pulitzer-winning poet Peter Balakian’s family, which did its best to repress memories of the tragedy. Balakian used poetry to help him cope as he discovered the trauma of his history, and he joins Jeffrey Brown to explain how.
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  • 100 YEARS LATER monitor armenia genocide
    April 24, 2015  

    Armenia’s government, joined by foreign leaders from Russia and France, marked 100 years since the first mass killings by Ottoman Turks in 1915; in total, an estimated 1.5 million people were killed. In Brussels, Lebanon and Los Angeles, people marched in memory, and to demand that Turkey acknowledge that the acts of its forebearers amounted to genocide. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • Armenian Apostolic Church leaders conduct a canonization ceremony for victims of the Armenian genocide at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a complex that serves as the administrative headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Church, as members of a choir watch on Thursday in Vagharshapat, Armenia. Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
    April 24, 2015   BY  

    Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. People around the world remember the lives lost through vigils, memorials and wreath-laying ceremonies. The anniversary also has revived the debate over whether the mass killings should be called “genocide.” Continue reading

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    April 23, 2015  

    One hundred years ago this week, thousands of Armenians were rounded up in modern-day Turkey and deported or executed — just the beginning of a mass elimination of Armenian Christians. Margaret Warner sits down with Armenian-American photographer Scout Tufankjian, who has spent years photographing and interviewing members of the Armenian community around the world. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2007  

    The Turkish Parliament Wednesday approved a possible cross-border offensive into Northern Iraq in response to tensions between Turkey and Kurdish rebels in the region. International policy experts discuss the likelihood of armed conflict in the border region and the impact of Turkey’s vote. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2007  

    Turkey criticized U.S. lawmakers and recalled its ambassador after a House panel voted to approve a measure that recognizes the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I as “genocide.” A congressman and a former U.S. diplomat explain the issues at hand. Continue reading