Human rights activists and artists in Istanbul commemorated the 1915-17 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks for the first time Saturday, breaking with a near century-old Turkish taboo.

The Istanbul branch of the Human Rights Association, or İHD, organized a rally attended by about 100 people on the steps of the Haydarpaşa train station from where the first convoy of 220 deported Armenians left on April 24, 1915.

Under the slogan “Never Again” and the watchful eye of the police, demonstrators carried black and white photos of some of the deportees, most of whom never returned….

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