Participants of mourning events at the "Tsitsernakaberd" Memorial Complex, April 24, 2019. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot

25 April 2019, 14:43

Descendants of Armenian Genocide survivors report stories of their families

Residents of Armenia honoured the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 by laying flowers at the "Tsitsernakaberd" Memorial Complex.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in the evening on April 23, in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, people held torchlight processions in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Over 1.5 million Armenians killed in the Ottoman Turkey in 1915 have been canonized in Armenia; Turkish authorities refuse to treat the events as genocide.

Until the late evening on April 24, residents of Armenia came to the "Tsitsernakaberd" Memorial Complex built in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide to lay flowers, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

70-year-old Nver Nazaryan told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that in 1915, when the massacre began, her father was six years old. His parents were killed, and he and his elder brother fled to Syria, the woman said.

"Both from my father's side and from my mother's side, many relatives were slaughtered during the genocide in Turkey. Turks killed with swords sisters and brothers of my mother, and they could not be saved," Never Nazaryan said.

"I believe that the ordinary people [of Turkey] recognize [the Armenian Genocide] ... Turkey is to compensate us for everything. We have lost our lands and property, and I'm not even talking about human sacrifices," believes Nver Nazaryan.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 25, 2019 at 04:10 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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