Turkey wrestles with century-old legacy of Armenian massacres

April 22, 2015 4:37 PM

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Turkey wrestles with century-old legacy of Armenian massacres

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - When as a child Nezahat Eleftos discovered a bundle of photographs stashed in a family chest, her grandmother made a confession: some showed her Christian brothers who perished in mass killings in southeast Turkey during World War One.

For nearly four decades, Eleftos tried to guard her grandmother Zarife's secret that she too had been born a Christian Armenian - and not a Muslim Kurd like all her neighbors in Onbasilar, a village set in the rocky hills of Turkey's Diyarbakir province.

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