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Turkey 'shares the pain' of Armenians: Prime Minister Davutoglu

  • Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that Turkey “shares the pain” of the Armenian people whose forefathers were killed a century ago during the last days of the Ottoman empire.

    A memorial will be held in Istanbul for the first time, he said.

    Turkey, however, strongly rejects the description of the mass killings in 1915 as a “genocide”.

    According to Armenia and many historians, as many as 1.5 million people were killed in the massacres and mass deportations before the break-up of the Ottoman empire.

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