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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

In 1915, during World War I, the Ottoman Empire ordered a purge of the Armenian people. One and a half million were killed in the genocide. But up to 200,000 women and children survived, converting to Islam and being integrated into the Kurdish and Turkish communities. Today, their descendants are discovering their Armenian roots that had lain hidden for generations. 

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