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Armenian genocide memorial unveiled in Geneva

A series of street lamps commemorating victims of the 1915-1917 Armenian genocide has been unveiled in Geneva.

The series called “streetlights of memory” was unveiled on Friday.

The Armenian ambassador to the UN in Geneva said “it’s a monument that says that this must never happen again.”

With Turkey still denying responsibility for the genocide, Turkish groups in Switzerland slammed the decision to allow the construction of the memorials.

“We are frustrated because this monument is symbolic of a conflict between communities, which I think is very dangerous,” said the President of the Federation of Turkish Associations in French-Speaking Switzerland.

“The city of Geneva has made a big mistake.”