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Portugalís Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide

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#1 MosJan

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:32 AM

Portugal’s Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide

 

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Lawmakers in Portugal on Friday voted overwhelmingly to recognize the Armenian Genocide, saying in a resolution passed at the Assembly of the Republic that “the systematic extermination by the Ottoman authorities directed at the Armenian minority in its territory is considered by the international community of historians as the first genocide of the twentieth century.”

The resolution, backed by all political forces represented in the parliament, also serves as a remembrance of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

“This remembrance should serve as a lesson for our time, because, given the current level of nationalism, xenophobia and intolerance worldwide, it is essential to remember the tragedies of the past. It is also through the culture of memory that the Assembly is committed to upholding human rights and emphasize the importance of strengthening dialogue among peoples, religions, cultures and civilizations,“ the resolution said.

The text of the resolution also includes a historic reference to the events of the day, saying that it was on April 24 that “the outbreak of massacres against the Armenian population is marked annually, since it was at on this day in 1915 that the Ottoman authorities arrested and executed 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople under orders of the government of the ‘Young Turks’.”

The resolution also points out that “in the years during and after World War I it is estimated that between 800,000 and 1.5 million people were killed as a result of the genocide.”


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:32 AM

thank you 


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

Add Portugal to the growing list! Turkey whether you like it or not your turn is coming very soon!

 

  • Uruguay, 1965
  • Cyprus, 1982
  • UN Human Rights Commission, 1985
  • European Parliament, 1987
  • Russia, 1995
  • Greece, 1996
  • International Association of Genocide scholars, 1997
  • Lebanon, 1997
  • Belgium, 1998
  • Italy, 2000
  • Vatican City, 2000
  • France, 2001
  • International Center for Transitional Justice, 2002
  • Switzerland, 2003
  • Argentina, 2003
  • Canada, 2004
  • Slovakia, 2004
  • Netherlands, 2004
  • Poland, 2005
  • Venezuela, 2005
  • Germany, 2005
  • Lithuania, 2005
  • Chile, 2007
  • Swedish Riksdag, 2010
  • Bolivia, 2014
  • Austria, 2015
  • Luxembourg, 2015
  • Brazil, 2015
  • Paraguay, 2015

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

 
Obrigado Portugal, o povo Armênio é grato ```
 
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Posted 28 April 2019 - 09:16 AM

As expected the government of Turkey started to bark the usual nonsense as more countries accept the Armenian Genocide. A lot more to come!

Ahval News

April 27 2019
 
 
Turkey condemns Portugal’s decision to recognise Armenian genocide
2019-04-27

Ankara has condemned a move by lawmakers in Portugal on April 24 to recognise the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide, Turkish newspaper Gazete Karınca reported.

The resolution adopted by the Portuguese parliament says that on April 24, 1915 some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up and murdered by the order of the Ottoman government, noting that  “in the years during and after World War I it is estimated that between 800,000 and 1.5 million people were killed as a result of the genocide.”

Turkey denies that the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide and issue that has regularly caused friction between Turkey and European Union nations.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry in a written statement said, “Such approaches that politicize history, disregard international law and European law can absolutely never be accepted.’’

Portugal joins the governments and parliaments of 29 countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, have recognised the events of 1915, during which 1.5 million Armenians were reportedly killed, as genocide.

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