The launch of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government, will be held in Greece on January 18.
The Central Committee of Greece for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide informed “Armenpress” that an event will be held on the same day in Athens. The Greek-Armenian community will announce the annual program for 2015 at the course of the upcoming event.
The fact of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government has been documented, recognized, and affirmed in the form of media and eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions, and statements by many states and international organizations.
The complete catalogue of all documents categorizing the 1915 wholesale massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Empire as a premeditated and thoroughly executed act of genocide, is extensive. Uruguay was the first country to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1965.
The massacres of the Armenian people have been officially condemned and recognized as genocide in accordance with the international law by France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Canada, Vatican and Australia.
Source: Armenian News Agency