Turkey-Armenia Ties Growing, Even As Historical Dispute Thwarts Reconciliation

The grave of Sevag Balıkcı, an ethnic Armenian, was shot to death by a fellow conscript in the Turkish army in 2011 on the day that Armenians mark as genocide remembrance day. His family believes his killing was a hate crime. Balıkcı’s death, and the official response, underscore how the century-old massacre of Armenians by Ottoman troops continues to haunt modern Turkey. (Photo: Ayla Jean Yackley)

A hundred or so mourners gathered on April 24 beneath heavy clouds in an Istanbul cemetery at the grave of a 25-year-old soldier, murdered exactly six years ago, on the anniversary of the World War I massacre of Armenians.
 

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Turkey-Armenia Ties Growing, Even As Historical Dispute Thwarts Reconciliation

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