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Genocide resolution draws ire

Turkey rebukes House panel for OK’ing measure

About 1.5 million people died beginning in 1915, deaths that Armenians in the United States have been lobbying for decades to have recognized as genocide. About 1.5 million people died beginning in 1915, deaths that Armenians in the United States have been lobbying for decades to have recognized as genocide. (Sybil Stevens/ Armenian National Institute via Reuters)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / March 5, 2010

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WASHINGTON - The House Foreign Affairs Committee narrowly passed a nonbinding resolution yesterday that condemns the World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide, despite warnings by the Obama administration that such a move would anger Turkey, a key US ally in the Middle East, and would put fragile reconciliation efforts between Turkey and Armenia at risk. (Full article: 426 words)

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