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Turkey Pressed to Admit Armenian Genocide

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Turkey Pressed to Admit Armenian Genocide

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Turkey Pressed to Admit Armenian Genocide

Turkey Pressed to Admit Armenian Genocide

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Turkey's massacre and deportation of ethnic Armenians during World War I has long been a taboo topic among Turks. But as Turkey pushes to join the European Union, the issue has become a political football. Some European lawmakers have joined Armenian groups demanding that Turkey formally recognize that genocide took place.