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NO GENOCIDE: Trump Tightens Turkey's Grip Over US Policy on Armenian Genocide

NO GENOCIDE: Trump Tightens Turkey's Grip Over US Policy on Armenian Genocide

"The U.S. people, the U.S. government remain committed to not forgetting what happened 103 years ago, the 1,5 million Armenians who marched to their deaths at the end of the Ottoman Empire", the top USA official said.

"The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic condemns the crimes against humanity carried out by the Nazis during the Second World War on the Jewish, Roma and Slavic populations in the controlled territories, the genocide of Armenians and other national and religious minorities in the Ottoman Empire during World War I", reads the resolution, which passed with 104 votes.

Several major thoroughfares were closed Tuesday as thousands of people took to the streets in two separate rallies in Hollywood and Mid-City to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide, demanding that the USA government finally recognize it. At a time when Turkey is falling into anti-democratic darkness, including the brutal beating of President Erdogan's critics on USA soil by Erdogan's security detail, Erdogan's continuing denial of the Armenian Genocide is an absurdity and a disgrace. Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned from the post of Prime Minister yesterday, wasn't among those officials.

Acting leader Karen Karapetyan called for unity as crowds gathered at the country's hilltop memorial.

Erdogan said Turkey in the future will continue to "share the pain and try to find solutions" to the problems of the country's ethnic Armenian citizens.

Pashinyan, 42, has a history of political activism and was among opposition activists who demonstrated against Sarkisian's 2008 presidential election victory.

After a period of hiding, Pashinyan surrendered to the police in 2009 and was sentenced to four years in prison for organizing civil disturbances.

Sarksyan was a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow is closely watching events in Armenia, where it has two military bases.

Many experts say it is too early to predict what lies ahead, however.

"Yet such consensus and compromise seems very far away, and with mounting expectations and anger dangerously high, the real challenge of governance is only just beginning".


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