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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-04-24

Turkey’s main Kurdish political organization, the Peace and Democracy Party, commemorated on Wednesday the 98th anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire by calling for an official apology from Ankara.

The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) commemorated the mass killing of Armenians in 1915 on its 98th anniversary, referring to it as “Meds Yeghern” - Armenian for “great calamity” – and also calling it “genocide.” The party also bid for an official apology for the events, and introduced a proposal for a parliamentary inquiry into the forced deportation of Armenians from Anatolia.

“The traumas and grievances of the genocide are still fresh in the societal memory, because Turkey has not confronted one of the biggest genocides of the 20th century in order to clear society’s conscience. It has not come to terms with its own history and has not apologized to the Armenian people by admitting the reality of genocide,” BDP said in a press statement released on April 24.

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Date created : 2013-04-24

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