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Re: Cyprus Criminalizes Denial of 1915 Armenian Genocide

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:50 am

The world is being reminded of how dangerous and genocidal Turkey's abusive power can be ....


Kim Kardashian frenzy is gripping Armenia’s capital, where the American reality TV star has attracted support from government officials and intellectuals for the global attention she has brought to the Armenian genocide, in the run-up to its centenary.


Images of Friday’s visit to the Genocide Memorial have now been seen around the world, with Kim in a red jumpsuit, standing with head bowed at the eternal flame honouring the 1.5m victims of the mass atrocity that began in Istanbul in 1915.

On Saturday the sisters visited Gyumri, near the long-closed border with Turkey, home to the first Kardashians to make it to the US. Journalists are being kept away but fans are being constantly updated by Twitter and Instagram.


According to a government statement they also “pledged to continue the struggle for international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian genocide”.


“Kim Kardashian came to pay tribute to the victims, and she has millions of followers,” the minister for the diaspora, Hranush Hakobyan, told the Guardian. “If she writes or says anything it is amazing PR for us. Most people don’t even know where Armenia is.”

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan, a historian, said: “At the beginning people were uncomfortable with the Kardashian visit; after all, this is a conservative society. But Armenia has never been discussed in the mainstream media like this before. This discourse shows that Armenian identity is still alive.

“I am sure Turkey is having nightmares about it.”


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