Thursday, February 13 2020 16:26
David Stepanyan

Syria recognized the Armenian Genocide

Syria recognized the Armenian Genocide

ArmInfo. The Syrian parliament unanimously recognized the Armenian Genocide by a February 13 vote, adopting a resolution recognizing and condemning the massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Turkey.

The agenda of the Syrian parliament included consideration of a draft  resolution submitted by the Syria- Armenia friendship group on the  recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and other  peoples living in Syria in the Ottoman Empire.

Thus, the Syrian parliament joined the more than 30 parliaments of  the world that adopted resolutions on the recognition and  condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

The fact of the genocide of the Armenian people in the Ottoman  Empire, in which up to 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were killed in  1915, is recognized by many states. Uruguay was the first, to  recognized it in 1965, followed by France, Italy, the Netherlands,  Belgium, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland,  Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile,  the Vatican, Bolivia , Czech Republic, Austria, Luxembourg. The  European Parliament and the World Council of Churches also recognized  the Armenian Genocide. 

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