Armenians around the world have commemorated the 90th anniversary of the killings of hundreds of thousands of people by the Ottoman Empirereports the BBC
For more background on the Armenian genocide read this article by Robert Fisk, which was published in the Independent on 28 January 2000:
"Who now remembers the Armenians?" Hitler asked, just before he embarked on the destruction of European Jewry. Precious few, it seems. As the memorial day for the Nazi genocide against the Jews was proclaimed by Mr Blair this week, there was not a single reference to the slaughter of one and a half million Armenian Christians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915. The world's first holocaust - and Hitler's inspiration for the slaughter of the Jews - was ignored.