Ceremonies held for Armenian centennial of 1.5M killed during WWI

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April 24th marks 100 years since the massacre of up to one and a half million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during World War One. Stiff controversy still surrounds the commemorations. The European Union along with other governments is urging Turkey to use the centennial to acknowledge the events as genocide, a term adamantly denied by Ankara for years. CCTV’s Natalie Carney filed this report from Istanbul.

Ceremonies held for Armenian centennial of 1.5M killed during WWI

Ceremonies held for Armenian centennial of 1.5M killed during WWI

April 24th marks 100 years since the massacre of up to one and a half million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during World War One. Stiff controversy still surrounds the commemorations. The European Union along with other governments is urging Turkey to use the centennial to acknowledge the events as genocide, a term adamantly denied by Ankara for years. CCTV's Natalie Carney filed this report from Istanbul.

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