Open the Border, Recognize the Genocide, Start a Dialogue: Rights Defenders from Armenia and Turkey
April 23, 11:00

The society in Turkey now casts a different look on the Armenian Genocide and speaks out more freely, rights defenders said at the Media Center hosted press conference.

Artak Kirakosyan, chairman at the Civil Society Institute, deputy general secretary at the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), said Armenia seeks condemnation, as well as it urges the world to prevent such crimes in future.

"The Armenia-Turkey reconciliation and Turkey's recognition may evolve into a positive effect on the Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. There have been substantial changes within Turkey and the issue is perceived profoundly and spoken about more openly. The world movement to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial will increase public awareness in Turkey," Kirakosyan said.

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