United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Prevent Armenian Genocide in Kessab (Syria)
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Turkey is once again
targeting Armenians by initiating their death and dislocation in Kessab.
On 24th of April in 1915, the first phase of the Armenian massacres
began with the arrest and murder of nearly one hundred of intellectuals
of Armenian origin. Subsequently, Armenians worldwide commemorate the
April 24th as a day that memorializes all the victims of the Armenian
Genocide. There were approximately two million Armenians living in the
Ottoman Empire on the eve of 21st century. More than one and a half
million Armenians perished between 1915 and 1923. Another half million
found shelter abroad.
The Armenians of Kessab suffered greatly from the Armenian Genocide
passing through forced deportations and exile. After surviving the
Genocide, in 1918 most of the Armenian population of Kessab returned to
their homes to rebuild and develop their once flourishing homeland.
Along this Kessab continues to remain one of the main Armenian
communities in Syria.
Yet the same story, the same hostility from Turkish to Armenians, from
Muslim to Christians lives on, even if in different contexts and
PLEASE, PREVENT NEW GENOCIDE!!!!!