On eve of anniversary, Turkey’s ‘cultural genocide’ of Armenian history is ongoing

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The Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, Lake Van in Turkey. Religion News Service photo by Tania Karas

The Armenian Church of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island, Lake Van in Turkey. Religion News Service photo by Tania Karas

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YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) Over the past century, the Turkish government has destroyed many Armenian churches, homes, schools and cemeteries or allowed them to fall into ruins.