Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

April 25, 2015 9:06 PM

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Of course, Turkey still rejects the term genocide to describe the Armenian killings, but the government is gradually allowing its minority populations more avenues of expression, including the arts. NPR's Peter Kenyon attended a rare and moving Istanbul concert performance of Armenian music and poetry this week. Here's a taste of what it was like.

PETER KENYON, BYLINE: Despite modest advertising, people showed up in their thousands for this concert, which the government allowed to be staged in a major Istanbul venue. Turkish columnist Yavuz Baydar was proud to see a large, mixed crowd coming to hear a show evoking what actually happened to Ar...

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