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Germany nixes Armenian Genocide concert in Istanbul

Germany nixes Armenian Genocide concert in Istanbul

PanARMENIAN.Net - Germany's Foreign Ministry has halted plans for a classical concert about the Armenian Genocide that was due to be held at its consulate in Istanbul, the Associated Press reports.

The ministry confirmed media reports Tuesday, October 25 that it had informed the Dresden Symphony Orchestra the venue wouldn't be available Nov. 13.

The orchestra had planned to perform "Aghet ," a special concert commemorating the mass killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I.

German news agency dpa reports that the orchestra had invited Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to the concert.

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