Armenian honour guard soldiers lay a wreath to the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan on April 24, 2015 during a commemoration ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
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Turkey said it has recalled its ambassador to Brazil for consultations after the country's senate passed legislation recognizing the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I as genocide.The Brazilian Senate adopted the resolution on June 2, joining more than 20 other states in officially recognizing the mass killings of Armenians from 1915 as genocide. Turkey also withdrew its envoys to Luxembourg and Austria after the two countries recognized the killings as a genocide in the weeks leading up to the April 24 anniversary.
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