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  4/23/2014, Nissan 23, 5774

Erdogan Offers Condolences to Armenian Massacre Victims


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians murdered by Ottoman troops in the course of World War One. In a statement issued a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Erdogan unexpectedly described the events of 1915 as "inhumane", using more conciliatory language than that used in the past by Turkish leaders. A Turkish government official said it was the first time a Turkish prime minister had offered such explicit condolences.