DAMASCUS: Syria’s parliament on Thursday recognised the 1915-1917 killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians as ‘genocide’.

“The parliament ... condemns and recognises the genocide committed against the Armenians by the Ottoman state at the start of the twentieth century,” the legislature said in a statement. The Armenians seek international recognition that the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide. They say 1.5 million died.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2020