ATHENS – Two-day events commemorating the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Young Turks movement in 1915 concluded on Monday night with a march from Syntagma Square to the Turkish embassy.
The participants were blocked by police from approaching the embassy at the corners of Vass. Sofias and Rigillis Streets.
The events were organised by the Region of Attica and the Armenian Community of Greece. The main event was held on Sunday morning at Pallas Theatre to celebrate the centennial of the Republic of Armenia, with keynote speaker Ioannis Kasoulides, former foreign minister of the Cyprus Republic, with messages by a representative of the Greek parliament and by Deputy Foreign Minister for the Diaspora Terens Quick representing the government.