In an effort to avoid blame, a bad reputation, and paying of retribution, the Republic of Turkey does not recognize the actions carried out by the Ottoman Empire as a “Genocide,” but rather as “war deaths.”
In spite of this, there is much international affirmation that the events which occurred were clearly a genocide. This international affirmation includes the records of systematic killings, eye witness accounts, countless news articles regarding the events as they took place, survivors’ stories, and resolutions passed by other countries. Currently, 21 countries and 42 U.S. states have passed resolutions officially recognizing the event as the Armenian Genocide. In discussions, the Armenian Genocide is even widely recognized as the first modern day genocide.
In addition there are many memorials built to commemorate the Armenian Genocide, around the world.
- International Affirmation
- A current campaign demanding recognition – Please Participate
- Armenian National Committee
The series of posts on the Armenian Genocide:
- Part 1 – The Armenian Genocide
- Part 2 – What Transpired
- Part 3 – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
- Part 4 – A Survivor’s Account of the Armenian Genocide – My Great Grandmother.