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HRANT DINK - Հրանտ Դինք

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Hrant DinkHrant Dink - was born on September 15, 1954 and died on January 19, 2007. He born in Malatya (Western Armenia).

At the age of seven, he migrated to Istanbul (Kpols) together with his family. After divorced of his parents Hrant Dink was taken to Armenian Orphanage in Gedikpasa where  he was raised by the  Istanbul with his 2 siblings.

He got his primary and secondary education in Armenian schools. Immediately after secondary school, he got married to Rakel, a childhood friend from the orphanage. Hrant finished the Istanbul University's Science Faculty with a degree in zoology. Hrant served 8 months with the Turkish Naval Infantry Regiment in Denizli to satisfy his mandatory military service. He had three children with his wife.

Boghos Nubar Pasha

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Pogos Nubar PashaThe big reunion of AGBU's administrative members, at Boghos Nubar's home in Paris, 1925

Boghos Nubar Pasha 1906 TIMEABoghos Nubar Pasha (Պողոս Նուբար փաշա Alexandria 1851 --- Paris 1930) Son of Nubar Pasha, three times prime minister of Egypt. Educated Egypt and France. Engineer and public works civil servant in Egypt: worked on Cairo water supply and irrigation in the Sudan. One of the founders of Heliopolis. In 1906 founded with others the Armenian General Benevolent Union, of which he remained president until 1928.

Diana Abgar - The first Armenian woman diplomat

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Diana AbgarDiana Abgar with husband MikhaelIn 1920 Diana Abgar (Diana Anahit Aghabekyan, Դիանա Աբգար, baptismal name was Gayane) was appointed consul general of the Republic of Armenia in Japan and became  the first Armenian woman diplomat. She was born on October 12, 1859 in Rangun (Myanmar). She was seventh child in the family. Her father was an Indian-Armenian who migrated to India from New Julfa, Persia.  Diana Abgar's mother Avet was from the Tateos Avetum family in the Shiraz district of Iran.

The Armenian Genocide

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What is the Armenian Genocide?

The extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 is called the Armenian Genocide.

Those massacres were masterminded and perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and were later finalized by the Kemalist government.

The First World War gave the Young Turks the opportunity to settle accounts with Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, thus implementing the decision of the secret meeting of 1911 in Thessaloniki.