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Posted 12 August 2016 - 10:04 AM

Spanish city of Benalmadena recognizes officially Armenian genocide

YEREVAN,  August 12. /ARKA/. The Spanish city of Benalmadena has recognized officially today and condemned the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, the press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry said. It said the City Council voted unanimously for the declaration.

"Thus, Benalmadena has joined to more than twenty cities in Spain which have recognized the Armenian Genocide", the ministry said.

In 2015 Armenia marked the 100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the twentieth century.  According to Armenian and many other historians, up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed starting in 1915 in a systematic campaign by the government of Turkey.  Turkey has been denying it for decades.

The Armenian genocide was recognized by tens of countries.  The first was Uruguay that did so in 1965. Other nations are Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, 43 U.S. states.

It was recognized also by the Vatican, the European Parliament, the World Council of Churches and other international organizations. ---0----


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 11:43 AM

And we thank them!


Nosotros, los Armenios agradecer a la ciudad de Benalmádena por su apoyo , Dios te acompañe .

Edited by onjig, 16 August 2016 - 11:44 AM.

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