Turkey Irate with Canada

Recent commemorations of the killings have exacerbated plummeting relations between Canada and Turkey.

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Fuelling Anger: Members of the Armenian diaspora commemorate the 1915 mass killings of hundreds of thousands of Armenians during one of several events on Parliament Hill last month. The Harper government’s recognition of the killings as a genocide has incited Turkey and Ambassador Rafet Akgunay.
Michelle Collins
Published: Wednesday, 05/20/2009 12:00 am EDT

The question of whether to define the killings in 1915 of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a genocide is seen as an incredibly heated and explosive issue. Relations between Armenia and Turkey remain tempestuous and, worldwide, the diasporas of both heritages have become fixated on defining its historical context.

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