Armenian Cypriots Ask Israel to Condemn Turkey Genocide

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — As Jews in Cyprus laid the cornerstone last week for a museum here that will chronicle the post-Holocaust internment of survivors in detention camps after World War II, leaders of…

  • Larry Luxner
  • The Times of Israel

Cyprus is home to some 3,500 Armenians — about the same as the number of Jews who inhabit this predominantly Greek Orthodox country of 1.2 million.

TuGu 1a“We go back to 578 A.D., during the Byzantine Era, when the first Armenians settled in Cyprus,” said prominent Cypriot businessman Vartkes Mahdessian.

He officially represents his minority in the…

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