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    Egypt's Lawmakers Put Forward Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide

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    Over 300 Egyptian lawmakers signed a request to put to a vote a resolution recognizing the 1915 genocide against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The request was put forward by prominent Egyptian journalist and member of parliament Mustafa Bakri, private daily Youm7 reported.

    Around 1.2 million Armenians were killed or starved to death by the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I. Turkey has repeatedly denied accusations of committing mass murder of Armenians, claiming that the victims of the tragedy were both Turks and Armenians.

    Armenia insists on the recognition of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire by the international community. The Armenian genocide has already been recognized by Russia and numerous EU countries, as well as the European Parliament.

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