Invisible For Generations, 'Hidden Armenians' Emerge In Turkey

April 25, 2015 9:20 AM

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An Armenian deacon carries an incense burner during Easter mass at St. Giragos Church in Diyarbakir, in southeastern Turkey, in April. Some Armenians who survived a slaughter at the hands of the Ottomans a century ago were raised by Muslim families. Some descendants of those 'hidden Armenians' are now reclaiming their heritage.

A century after Ottoman forces massacred an estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenian Christians, some of the remaining Armenian Turks are taking tentative steps out into the open. They survived because their ancestors were taken in by Muslim families in 2015, and raised as Muslims.

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