Istanbul’s Galatasaray Square hosted a rally in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.
The rally participants were holding pictures of outstanding Armenians murdered on April 24, 1915, urging Turkey to face its history, Tert.am reports.
As human rights lawyer Sezgin Tanrıkulu stressed during the rally, it was thanks to the MP of Armenian decent Garo Paylan that the parliament of Turkey commemorated the slain representatives of the Armenian intellectual elite.
In his earlier address, Paylan demanded a parliamentary probe for investigating the killing of Krikor Zohrab, Ohannes Vartkes Serengülyan, Nazaret Dagavaryan, Garabed Pasayan, Isdepan Çiraciyan, Onnik Tertsakyan [Arsak Vramyan] and Hampartsum Boyaciyan, spotting their graves and restoring the honor of those who served for the Chamber by holding proper burials for them.
Participating in the rally were the members of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party and Peoples’ Democratic Party, as well as the Jewish “anti-racist” organization.