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Sunday, April 25, 1999 Published at 01:59 GMT 02:59 UK


World: Europe

Armenians remember massacre


Armenians have been commemorating the massacre of more than a million Armenians by the authorities of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923.

In Armenia, citizens and representatives of the Armenian diaspora paid tribute to the victims at a monument in the capital, Yerevan.

Rallies were also held in the Iranian cities of Esfahan and Tehran.

Turkish intellectuals recently called on the government in Ankara to acknowledge Turkey's responsibility for the campaign against ethnic Armenians.

Turkey rejects Armenian accusations of genocide.

It says three-hundred-thousand Armenians died during their mass deportation from what is now eastern Turkey to Syria.

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