Turkey 'shares the pain' of Armenians: Prime Minister Davutoglu
April 21 , 2015
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.