Sunday, October 7, 2007

Deutsche Welle: Bush denies Armenian genocide

US President George W. Bush has rejected a proposal by lawmakers to
officially classify the massacre and displacement of Armenians between
1915 and 1918 as genocide. Bush made the decision after speaking by
phone with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As many as 1.5
million Armenians are believed to have been killed as the Ottoman
empire disintegrated. Turkey puts the figure at less than a third and
denies that genocide took place.


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