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People march down Hollywood Boulevard on the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, calling for recognition and reparations, on April 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Relations between Turkey and Armenia, a former Soviet republic, remain split over the issue of genocide which, according to Western historians, resulted in the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians and eviction of 500,000 others from land occupied by their ancestors for 2,500 years. Earlier this month, the Republic of Turkey condemned a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I as genocide and warned that such a step could harm Turkish-American ties.
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