PACE URGES TURKEY TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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About 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman government
during the World War I, according to Yerevan.

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'Remember and Demand': Centenary of 1915 Armenian Genocide MOSCOW
(Sputnik) -- Turkey should recognize the Armenian genocide and accept
historical facts, chairman of Parliament Assembly of the Council
of Europe's (PACE) monitoring committee Stefan Schennach told SNA
Radio Friday.

"Turkish government should accept the fact that the world has accepted
long ago - it was the first genocide of the 20th century," Schennach
said, adding that the mass killings of Armenians had been proven by
historical facts.

Schennach said that Austria recognized its wartime crimes during
the Third Reich period. The parliamentarian added that Turkey must
acknowledge the Ottoman Empire's wartime atrocities.

(c) AP PHOTO/ MICHAEL SOHN German President Calls 1915 Atrocities
Against Armenians 'Genocide' On Friday, Armenia is hosting events in
commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide
by the Ottoman Empire.

Yerevan says that about 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the
Ottoman government during the World War I.

Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, refuses to
recognize the Armenian genocide. Ankara argues that thousands of
Turks also died when Ottoman forces battled the Russian empire over
the Anatolia territories.

The Armenian genocide has been recognized by 24 countries, including
Russia.

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