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Lebanon: New Stamp to Commemorate Armenian Genocide

Written by Joey Ayoub On 29 January 2014 @ 11:04 am | No Comments

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Lebanon will have a new national stamp released to commemorate the Armenian Genocide [1]. Announcing it on Twitter, Minister of Telecommunications Nicolas Sehnaoui stressed the symbolic importance of the stamp:

An estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenians were killed in present-day Turkey (then under Ottoman rule), starting from April 1915, in what became known as the Armenian genocide.

Armenian activists and supporters have taken this opportunity to remind the world of the importance of recognizing the Armenian Genocide:

London-based historian Rory Yeomans notes its historic importance:

Turkish Twitter user Mehmet Kosucu thinks otherwise:


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URLs in this post:

[1] Armenian Genocide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

[2] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/NicolaSehnaoui/statuses/428274091620327424

[3] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/NicolaSehnaoui/statuses/428274390833577984

[4] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/NicolaSehnaoui/statuses/428274651014656000

[5] pic.twitter.com/AGB0pKOebn: http://t.co/AGB0pKOebn

[6] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/NicolaSehnaoui/statuses/428287728628027392

[7] @NicolaSehnaoui: https://twitter.com/NicolaSehnaoui

[8] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/nanor/statuses/428284445297483776

[9] pic.twitter.com/QXLR9rlSrR: http://t.co/QXLR9rlSrR

[10] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/AdhamMG/statuses/428293393945726977

[11] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/Aquismaia21/statuses/428276368585928704

[12] #ArmenianCause: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ArmenianCause&src=hash

[13] #RecognizeArmenianGenocide: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RecognizeArmenianGenocide&src=hash

[14] January 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/GaroBeujekian/statuses/428288218480402432

[15] @Zinvor: https://twitter.com/Zinvor

[16] #NeverForget: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NeverForget&src=hash

[17] January 29, 2014: https://twitter.com/roryyeomans/statuses/428321247336755200

[18] @MFATurkey: https://twitter.com/MFATurkey

[19] January 29, 2014: https://twitter.com/MehmetKosucu/statuses/428461818139246593

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