Armenian Genocide Austria


It’s not enough to simply recognize it, but it’s imperative, especially in this day and age, to correctly label it as an act of JIHAD GENOCIDE.

Austrian MPs recognise Armenian genocide

Austrian MPs recognise Armenian genocideArmenia’s official memorial to the victims of the genocide. Photo: Rita Willaert/Wikimedia

Published: 22 Apr 2015 12:23 GMT+02:00

“April 24, 1915 marks the beginning of the persecutions, which ended in genocide,” parliament president Doris Bures said on Wednesday, before inviting MPs to stand and observe a minute’s silence for the victims.

The leaders of the country’s six major parties also issued a statement declaring that Austria, as a former ally of the Ottoman Empire, had a “duty to recognise and condemn these horrific events as genocide”.

They called on Turkey – which does not accept the highly sensitive term – to take responsibility for its role in the mass murders.

“It is Turkey’s duty to face the dark and painful chapter of its past and recognise the crimes committed against Armenians under the Ottoman empire as genocide,” the statement read.

While Austria’s declaration holds no legal power, it represents nevertheless an important symbolic step.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said that Yerevan welcomed the move by Austria.

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