The official reconciliation process between Turkey and Armenia may now be frozen, but a late January book exhibit in Yerevan suggests that the undercurrent for dialogue and understanding between the two long-time enemies remains strong.
The 170-page book, published in Armenian, Turkish and English and titled Speaking to One Another, features stories based on interviews with 35 Armenians and 13 Turks. The interviewees recount family recollections of the 1915 massacre in Ottoman Turkey that left hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians dead. The stories also illustrate how memories shape views on Turkey and Armenia today.
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Gayane Abrahamyan is a reporter for ArmeniaNow.com in Yerevan.