As the social awakening in Turkey proceeds below the surface about the crimes of humanity at the end of the Ottoman Empire, with the immense tragedy that brutally wiped out massive proportions of its Armenian subjects from Anatolia, so do the activities to help raise the awareness.
Each year on April 24, Nalbandian and hundreds of other Armenians living in Israel gather at the St. James cathedral to commemorate the Armenian genocide. Currently, however, only 21 countries recognize the genocide.
Beginning in 1915, the Armenians were the victims of a methodic attempt at annihilation. No serious historian casts doubt upon this reality or denies it. It is the negationist revisionists who, up until now, have hampered the work of historians.
Categorizing the 1915 killings of Armenians as "genocide" is certainly justifiable, but it is also fair to wonder why the U.S. gets to determine this, considering America is guilty of its own similar crimes.