Every year on the 25th of April, Australia and New Zealand commemorate Anzac Day. This day was chosen as it was the first day of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915, the ill-conceived and ill-executed attempt to wrest the Dardanelles from Turkish hands.
The website Unframed notes that most Australians are not aware of the horrifying and brutal event that is commemorated the day before, 24th of April, also dating from 1915 – the Armenian Genocide. This is a day the Australian Conservatives feel should be remembered and properly acknowledged.
While the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish governments actively commemorate Gallipoli there is never a mention made of the concurrent, systematic extermination of over one million men, women and children of Armenian descent by a mixture of Turkish regular forces, “special operations” groups of criminals, Kurdish and Turkish “irregulars”.
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Picture: Armenians remembering the 1915 Armenian Genocide