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Bulgaria's Parliament recognizes the Armenian Genocide

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Today the Bulgarian Parliament recognized the mass extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the period 1915 - 1922 and declared April 24 a day of remembrance of the victims. The decision was adopted by the 43rd National Assembly with 157 votes "for", 37 against and no abstentions, after several hours of debates.


The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland, which lies within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 800,000 to 1.5 million.


The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested, subsequently executing, some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert.



User · 22:34 · 27.04.2015
The meaning of Genocide is : Systematic mass extermination. So systematic mass extermination is genocide.They just use the meaning in place of the word. But in fact it is the same.
User · 19:58 · 27.04.2015
Thank you Bulgaria but I wish you used the right term, the term is Genocide not mass extermination, the plan was to wipe out the whole Armenian nation, to avoid further Genocides in the world you have to adopt the word Genocide, the truth always prevails.
Bulgarian · 11:50 · 28.05.2015
@User WE have a turkish party that's called ''DPS'' and they are working for Turkey and screwing our country, they was the ones who voted with NO for the armenian genocide, I hope you understand it. It's not our fault, we cant get rid of these people from 20 years :@:@
User · 22:02 · 26.04.2015
what about the greeks and assyrians
User · 15:54 · 26.04.2015
Can you specify if the Bulgarian parliament used the word " Genocide" or " mass extermination ?
Ashot Vardanyan · 12:05 · 26.04.2015
It's not true. They replaced the word "Genocide" to "mass extermination". So your title tells a different story.
User · 06:10 · 27.04.2015
@Ashot Vardanyan It is telling that the Turkish government does not object to "mass extermination" but objects to "genocide".
User · 22:38 · 27.04.2015
@User they just accept crimes ! not extermination
User · 22:39 · 27.04.2015
@User and exactly war crimes ..
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