Saturday, March 28, 2015

Italy’s Tuscany, Spain’s Pinto Recognize Armenian Genocide

FLORENCE, PINTO—The regional parliament of the Tuscany region of Italy on Wednesday adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide and expressing support to the Armenian people.

On the occasion of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Community Council of Rome had addressed a letter to all major regional and city halls of Italy requesting the adoption of respective resolutions regarding the Genocide.

The resolution also states that it shall be sent to the Secretariat of the Armenian Community Council of Rome, so it may be transferred to the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan.

On Thursday, a session of the City Council of Pinto, Spain, unanimously recognized the Armenian Genocide.

The resolution “confirms official recognition of the Armenian Genocide and condemns crimes against humanity committed by the Ottoman Turks. This year marks the 100th year of the first genocide of the 20th century, during which 1.5 million citizens were massacred and 2 million were forced to leave their homes.”