French-Armenians launch active campaign ahead of Genocide centennial

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a civic group of French-Armenians has launched a website as part of the pan-national efforts towards raising awareness of the tragic event and demanding recognition and reparation. Speaking to Tert.am, Hrachya Aslanyan, Head of the Diaspora Ministry’s Department of Armenian Communities of Europe, said the campaign, “#2015RTAG. Recognize The Armenian Genocide”, has been initiated by Armenians of Marseilles, under the leadership of two community activists. Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan described the move as a major moral impetus in terms of raising the youth’s awareness of history. “I think recognition is a lesson and example for politicians of those countries which still lingering and haven't recognized the Genocide to date ....

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