Armenia marks 100 years since genocide by Ottoman Turks
Armenians worldwide are marking an anniversary of an Ottoman genocide of up to 1.5 million of their people a century ago. Commemoration services are expected to draw millions in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and abroad.
24 April 201517:05 GMT
Turkey said that it condemned the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the 1915 massacre as genocide.
"We reject and condemn... (Putin's) characterisation of 1915 events as genocide despite all our warnings and calls," the foreign ministry said, as cited by AFP.
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About 10,000 have gathered in Moscow to mark the massacre anniversary. Many people were holding signs showing forget-me-nots – symbols of the ceremony – as well as Armenian flags.
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Crowds have gathered In front of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex. People are placing flowers at the memorial.