(24 April )
Armenians from around the world today commemorated the 90th anniversary
of what they call "Genocide Day" -- the start of mass deportations and
killings of their ethnic kin during the final years of the Ottoman
Empire. For decades, survivors of those events and their descendants
have lobbied for international recognition that "genocide" occurred. But
successive Turkish governments have denied the kllings were aimed at
exterminating the Christian Armenian population.