The three Lebanese-Armenian political parties, Tashnag, Hunchak, and Ramgavar, held a large ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Throngs of Armenian and Lebanese nationals flooded Martyrs’ Square in Beirut to pay tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians that were massacred by the Ottoman Turks in 1915.

The commemoration ceremony was attended by thousands of people, including Bishop Shahe Panossian, Bishop George Asadorian, Lebanese Energy Minister Arthur Nazarian, and Lebanese Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon.

The Spokesperson for the three Armenian parties, Tsoler Talatinian, demanded that the Turkish regime recognize the Armenian genocide and make amends for this heinous crime.

“As Turkey carries on its policy of denial, Azerbaijan, with the support of the Turkish regime, continues to destroy any peaceful resolution between our two nations. It (Azerbaijan) is still violating the truce of 1994, following the footsteps of its ‘big brother’ Turkey.”

“This year also marks the centenary of famine caused by Turkey in Lebanon, which claimed the lives of a large number of people,” said Tsoler, adding that Turkey’s policy today drew the entire region into chaos.

“Armenian people will keep in their struggle until Turkey recognizes the historical reality, compensates, and restitutes their right,” she underscored.

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