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Genocide centennial to be marked with candlelight vigil in Burbank

Genocide centennial to be marked with candlelight vigil in Burbank

March 28, 2015 - 10:10 AMT  06:10 GMT
At 5:30 pm, a remembrance program will be held at the Burbank City Hall, during which the City Council will present its Proclamation.
Italy’s Tuscany, Spain’s Pinto recognize Armenian Genocide

Italy’s Tuscany, Spain’s Pinto recognize Armenian Genocide

March 27, 2015 - 17:25 AMT  13:25 GMT
Ahead of the Genocide centennial, the Armenian Community Council of Rome had addressed a letter to all major regional and city halls of Italy.
ANCC readies motion to declare April Genocide Remembrance Month

ANCC readies motion to declare April Genocide Remembrance Month

March 27, 2015 - 10:36 AMT  06:36 GMT
“This motion reaffirms Canada’s commitment to the important cause of genocide prevention,” ANCC President Girair Basmajian said.
LA City Councilmembers introduce Armenian Genocide resolution

LA City Councilmembers introduce Armenian Genocide resolution

March 27, 2015 - 08:39 AMT  04:39 GMT
“Los Angeles is home to one of the largest Armenian populations in the world,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
Australian MPs wear Genocide centenary pins at Question Time

Australian MPs wear Genocide centenary pins at Question Time

March 25, 2015 - 15:05 AMT  11:05 GMT
“Minister Hakobyan’s visit to Canberra was highly productive and fruitful,” ANC Australia’s Executive Director Vache Kahramanian said.
UK House of Commons holds debate on Armenian Genocide

UK House of Commons holds debate on Armenian Genocide

March 25, 2015 - 12:35 AMT  08:35 GMT
Genocide is a crime that is intended to destroy a people. Genocide denial is a crime that is intended to destroy a people’s memory.
Turkish authorities attempt to prevent U.S. passage of Genocide resolution

Turkish authorities attempt to prevent U.S. passage of Genocide resolution

March 25, 2015 - 17:37 AMT  13:37 GMT
The resolution is supported by 46 congressmen. Attempts to pass similar resolutions in the Congress have repeatedly failed before.
Cyprus President to attend Genocide centennial events in Yerevan

Cyprus President to attend Genocide centennial events in Yerevan

March 25, 2015 - 08:16 AMT  04:16 GMT
Meanwhile, the political parties of the Republic of Cyprus have drafted a bill criminalizing public denial of the Armenian Genocide.
Parliament of Cyprus drafts bill criminalizing denial of Genocide

Parliament of Cyprus drafts bill criminalizing denial of Genocide

March 24, 2015 - 16:13 AMT  12:13 GMT
Discussion of the bill, timed to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, is expected to be included in the next week’s parliamentary agenda.
President: Erdogan’s decision to mark Battle of Gallipoli on April 24 cynical

President: Erdogan’s decision to mark Battle of Gallipoli on April 24 cynical

March 23, 2015 - 14:02 AMT  10:02 GMT
“The Battle of Gallipoli did not start on April 24, nor did it end on April 24. This is a way of injuring the Armenian people,” Sargsyan said.
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