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CÁRDENAS STATEMENT ON THE 100th YEAR REMEMBRANCE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Apr 24, 2015
Press Release
Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) remembered the beginning of the Armenian genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks.

CÁRDENAS STATEMENT ON THE 100th YEAR REMEMBRANCE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

 

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) remembered the beginning of the Armenian genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks.

 

“100 years ago, an atrocity that would span years, kill hundreds of thousands of Armenians and separate millions of families began,” said Cárdenas. “The Greater Los Angeles area is home to the largest Armenian diaspora community in the United States. It is in their name that I have called on President Obama to work toward equitable, constructive, stable and durable Armenian-Turkish relations based upon the Republic of Turkey's full acknowledgment of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide.”

 

Cárdenas is a cosponsor of H.Res.143, standing in solidarity with the Armenian people in their efforts to build equitable and constructive relations with the Republic of Turkey. The resolution calls on the President of the United States to take an active role in encouraging efforts to address issues that remain unresolved in the aftermath of these crimes against humanity. 

 

Cárdenas also joined several House colleagues in a letter sent to President Obama urging a full and just acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide in his annual April 24th statement.