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April 27, 2011

24th of April Commemoration, HRA – 24 Nisan Anma IHD, Istanbul 2011

by Talin Suciyan

http://vimeo.com/22839004

HRA Press Release

This old building, which serves now as the Turkish Islamic Arts Museum, is in fact the  Ibrahim Pasha Palace which was used for long years as a prison.

This is the place where those arrested during the 24th April 1915 round-ups were kept before being sent to Haydarpasha train station to be taken into the inlands of Anatolia and from there to their death.

Today the websites of government departments, of the General Staff and other organisations loyal to the state tell a different story with exactly  the same wording  as if all were written by the same person. They say those arrested on the 24th of April were  Armenian “Komitacis”, i.e. outlaws who were engaged in subversive activities against the state.

They all lie.

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