DAMASCUS — Armenian Ambassador in Damascus Arshak Poladian warned against the danger of the continuation of the unjust project which has been started from more than one hundred years ago by the Ottoman tyrants, who seek to obliterate the historical, civilizational, geographical and humanitarian roots of the Armenian people, SANA reports.

Ambassador Poladian, participating in a symposium held Sunday at Damascus-based Abu Rumana Cultural Center under the title “lights on the History of the Armenian Issue,” said that the genocide committed by the Ottomans against the Armenians is an obnoxious crime and terrorism against people inside their homeland.

He reiterated that despite of the Turkish attempts, the tragedy, in which about a million and half of the Armenian people were killed between the years 1915 and 1923, is still moving from one generation to another and it leaves a destructive cultural and moral effect on all the Armenians.

He clarified that Syria and its people have been the safe sanctuary for the Armenian people during that difficult stage as Syria embraced many of the survivors and it provided the safety and security and a decent living to them, and over the years, they mingled in the mosaic of the Syrian society.

The Ambassador concluded by thanking the Syrian people and expressing deep gratitude for them, wishing that security and stability will return to Syria and its people and that Syria will overcome the crisis.

A six-minute long film was screened during the symposium. The film talks about the Armenian deep-rooted culture and charming nature and beautiful streets which have been described by the historians as the God’s paradise on the earth.

The film was accompanied by a sad melody reflecting the difficult circumstances which the Armenian people went through at that time.

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