Armenian Genocide monument unveiled in Cologne

A monument erected by the Armenian community of Cologne has been unveiled at the cemetery pertaining to the Municipality of Cologne.

According to the decision adopted by the chief committee of the council of the Municipality of Cologne, the monument has been placed at the Lehmbacher Weg Cemetery.

A monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 has been unveiled at the cemetery located in Brück Lehmbacher Weg and pertaining to the municipality. The monument was unveiled through a religious ritual performed at the cemetery and during which the cover was removed from the black cross-stone.

The representatives of the Armenian-Christian community in Cologne, which has an Armenian population of 5,000, had addressed the Green Area Committee, after which the issue of placing a monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide was introduced in the agenda. Later, the issue was considered by the Complaints Committee. In March 2015, the chief committee accepted the application, allowing the erection of a monument to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the cemetery pertaining to the municipality.

Spokesman of the platform for solidarity and initiatives of the Turks of Cologne Levent Taskirani didn’t like the fact that a monument to th e victims of the Armenian Genocide was erected at the LehmbacherWeg cemetery located in a Muslim district.

Translated by Ani Melkonyan

Source: akunq.net

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