April 26, 2011

Turks in Istanbul Honor Armenian Victims of Mass Killings

Hundreds of Turks have rallied in downtown Istanbul to remember the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.


Kneeling on the ground in the city's central Taksim Square on April 24, they lit candles and held red carnations to the accompaniment of melancholy Armenian music played on loudspeakers. They then laid the flowers on a big banner that said, "This pain is our pain."

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