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Greek President Lauds US Congress' Decision to Recognize Armenian Genocide

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos praised the recent vote of the US House of Representatives to recognize the Armenian genocide during his official visit to Armenia on Tuesday. "We the Greeks welcome the fact that the international recognition...

US House Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H. Res. 296 recognizing the Armenian Genocide and condemning Turkey's "campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians..." The historic vote was 405 to 11 and...

Armenian Community of Greece Commemorates Genocide with Athens March

The Armenian community of Greece commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with a protest march in the center of Athens on Wednesday. The march started at Syntagma Square and concluded at the Turkish embassy, where marchers presented a...

Turkey Angry at Italian Parliament’s Vote to Recognize Armenian Genocide

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the passing of a motion by the Italian parliament to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide. “The motion of the Italian House of Representatives dated April 10, 2019 is a new example of...

Armenian Genocide Remembered on April 24 (video)

The starting date of the Armenian Genocide is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported from Constantinople (now Istanbul) to the region of Ankara 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals...

The Japanese Who Saved Armenians and Greeks During the Genocide

Researcher Vicken Babkenian has written a new book describing how a Japanese ship saved hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Smyrna in 1922. Not only did the ship rescue these desperate people from a certain death, the nation...

Greek Deputy FM Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan

A Greek delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on Friday. According to Armenpress, the Greek official was accompanied by Armenian Deputy Minister of Diaspora Vahagn Melikyan. The director of the Armenian Genocide...

George Donikian on the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian Genocide: ‘I Promise Never to Forget’

In a video created by Greek-Armenian George Donikian for the Australian screening of the much anticipated film "The Promise," Donikian, the founding anchor of SBS World News Australia, called out SBS for their consistent refusal to acknowledge the Armenian...

Hundreds of Armenians March in Athens to Mark 102nd Genocide Anniversary

Hundreds of Armenians marched towards the Turkish embassy in Athens on Monday to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide -- the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government carried out during and after World...

“The Promise” Director on Armenian, Greek Genocide: “It’s Important to Get this Story Out”

"The Promise," the newest film by Terry George ("Hotel Rwanda") starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Shohreh Aghdashloo, follows a love triangle during the genocide of Armenians, Greeks and other Christians by the Ottoman Empire. Set during the last days...