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Turkey OKs Film on Armenian Deaths

Turkey’s Culture Ministry has agreed to allow a movie about the killings of Armenians at the time of World War I to be shown in Turkey but at least one scene will be cut from the film, an official said Tuesday. The film “Ararat,” by director Atom Egoyan, a Canadian of Armenian heritage, recalls the plight of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey at the time of World War I. Armenians say that a 1915-1923 campaign to force Armenians out of eastern Turkey left 1.5 million people dead and amounted to genocide. Turkey says the figures are inflated and that Armenians died during civil unrest and not as the result of a planned campaign. Full Story

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