Lebanese of Armenian descent carry flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy.
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Lebanese of Armenian origin held several commemorations across Lebanon over the weekend to mark 101 years since the Armenian genocide carried out by Ottoman Turks.April 24 marks 101 years since the start of the genocide and millions of Armenians across the world commemorate the date, despite Turkey's insistence that the genocide never actually took place.The Ottoman Turks slaughtered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during World War I, in an event that Pope Francis described as "the first genocide of the 20th century". Saturday, 200 Armenian-Lebanese protested outside the Turkish embassy, demanding that Turkey recognizes the 1915 Armenian genocide.Turkey continues to robustly reject the term genocide.
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