Garo Paylan Resurrects 1915 Massacred Ottoman Armenian Deputies

Via: asbarez.com ANKARA—Turkish-Armenian parliament member Garo Paylan, who represents the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), resurrected the memories of the 13 Armenian members of the Ottoman General Assembly who were massacred on April 24, 1915 as he commemorated the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Thursday at the Turkish Parliament.
Paylan held up the photographs of each massacred Ottoman lawmaker of Armenian descent and read aloud their names and places of birth, and in Armenian proclaimed Աստուած հոգինին լուսավորէ—May God Bless Their Souls.

The Armenians of the Ottoman General Assembly were:
Krikor Zohrab, Istanbul
Bedros Haladjian, Istanbul
Nazaret Daghavarian, Sivas
Garabed Pashaian, Sivas
Ohannes Seringiulian, Erzurum
Onnik Tersekian, Van
Hampartsum Boyadjian, Kozan
Vahan Papazian, Van
Hagop Babikian, Tekirdağ
Karekin Bastermadjian, Erzurum
Kegham Der Garabedian, Mush
Hagop Boyadjian, Tekirdağ
Artin Boshgezenian, Halep

Photos of Ottoman Armenian parliament members rested on the seats of the Turkish National Assembly
Photos of Ottoman Armenian parliament members rested on the seats of the Turkish National Assembly

He later twitted a similar message with photographs of the martyred Ottoman Armenian Deputies.

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