Syria: Aleppo’s Armenians burn Turkish products on 103rd anniversary of genocide

Members of the Armenian communities in Aleppo gathered on Sunday in a rally marking the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide and condemning more recent Turkish military actions in the region. Participants carried banners and called for the active boycott of Turkish products as they set a pile of Turkish goods on fire. «These activities and pleas are a union of voices raised to the... Еще international community, until Turkey is condemned and asked to stop the crimes against the people of the world,» a participant said. The genocide took place in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I, between 1915 and 1923. Commemorations have taken place on April 24 since the 1920s, marking the date in 1915 when hundreds of Armenian intellectuals were arrested in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople, before being executed. In the years that followed ethnic Armenians were displaced, deported or placed in concentration camps by Ottoman authorities. Between 600,000 and 1.8 million people are believed to have died during the period.

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