Historian Taner Akçam reveals another document of critical importance. In the telegram sent by III. Army Commander Mahmut Kamil Paşa to the regions from where Armenians had been deported, it was stated that the houses of the ones who hide Armenians will be burned.
American Armenian scholar Ronald Grigor Suny, a prominent Soviet historian, attended the commemoration event held in Taksim on April 24. He wrote his observations of the commemoration and assessed the message of US President Trump and Turkish President Erdoğan.
Historian Taner Akçam decpihred the telegram by executive of Teşikilat-ı Mahsusa (Secret Organization) and Commitee of Union and Progress Bahaettin Şakir dated July 4, 1915. The telegram is about coordination of deportation and annihilation of Armenians. The letterhead on the telegram proves that it is indeed original.
In Paphos city of Cyprus, Armenian Genocide Park will be opened.
On April 25, Parliament of Czech Republic unanimously recognized Armenian Genocide.
The first April 24 commemoration event on the occasion of 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide was held in front of Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum located in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.
HDP Central Executive Committee released a written statement on the occasion of 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide.
On 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide, commemoration events are held in various cities in the world. In Armenia, the commemoration ceremony is held at Genocide Memorial Complex as always.
Şişli Provincial Organization of HDP has been holding “April 23,5 commemoration” for 5 years. This year, the police interfered with the commemoration on the occasion of 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide. The commemoration was held in the office of HDP.