Turkish human rights activists to mark Armenian Genocide 98th anniversary

Turkish human rights activists to mark Armenian Genocide 98th anniversary

PanARMENIAN.Net - The commission on the elimination of xenophobia and discrimination, Istanbul branch, is planning to hold a number of events to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Director of Komitas Institute, historian Ara Sarafian will be the special guest of the event, with a representative of Assyrian community to deliver a speech about Assyrian massacres in 1915.

The event participants will later visit the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, the building of which served as a central prison in 1915, with Armenian intellectuals killed there.

A large map with will 2300 towns and villages on it will be showcased during the event, as home to Armenians during the Ottoman Empire.

The event participants will further visit the grave of Armenian-Turkish soldier Sevag Balikcı, killed on April 24, 2011, Demokrathaber reported.

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