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It’s Time to Demand Reparations for Genocide, Says Historian
April 23, 2008, 10:11 pm
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YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–Today we are entering a new stage in the campaign for Genocide Recognition where the Armenian Nation must begin demanding reparations for the crimes committed by Turkey, Director of the History Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences Ashot Melkonyan told a press conference on Wednesday.
“We say that Turkey has perpetrated Genocide, the world recognizes it and we are satisfied,” Melkonyan said. “What do we want after this? We want that the guilt of the criminal is recognized in the court.”
“After having made much progress in the international recognition of the Genocide, we must decide what the next step will be,” he said.
Melkonyan then went on to provide an overview of the Armenian Cause as it developed from the onset of the Genocide, focusing on the period between 1915 to the present. According to him there have been four stages of historic development for the Armenian people in the context of the genocide.
Full Article at Asbarez


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