During these days the world condemns and pays tribute to the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide (“Medz Yeghern”) – Armenian people who were the victims of nationalistic ideology of the “Young Turk” government.
Forcibly displaced from their ancestral homeland and having lost their possessions, millennia-old heritage, they were slaughtered, tortured and starved by the Ottoman Empire. Those who were lucky to freed themselves from the clutches of the beast, formed the Armenian Diaspora.
The history itself tells us that we must learn from the crimes committed against the humanity. It was the impunity of the Armenian Genocide which encouraged Adolf Hitler to pronounce “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” and made a fertile ground to perpetrate Jewish Holocaust.
It is an unfortunate fact that until now the successor of the Ottoman Empire continues to deny the enormous crime against humanity. While the denial of genocide is the continuation of the crime.
The recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide is not only the struggle of Armenian people, but it is also the struggle of all mankind. Only the recognition and condemnation can prevent the recurrence of such heinous crimes against humanity.
World Armenian Youth Network which unites the descendants of genocide survivors and the Armenian Diaspora youth organizations formed in the result of Armenian Genocide, strongly condemns the denial of the Armenian Genocide by the Republic of Turkey.
We call upon all the progressive youth to join us and commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide, and condemn the Armenian Genocide planned and perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire government.
No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.
World Armenian Youth Network