Rallies have been staged in several countries to protest against claims an Armenian "genocide" was carried out in 1915 under the Ottoman Empire, SIA informs citing the Anadolu Agency.
Protests were held across nations including Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Australia as well as Palestine on Friday, April 24, the day on which the Armenian city of Yerevan commemorates those killed in the 1915 events.
In Kyrgyzstan, more than 100 Kyrgyz youths staged a silent walk to condemn the Armenian claims relating to the events.
Gathered at the foot of the Tian Shan mountain, they held banners with slogans including: “We condemn the Armenian genocide lie” and “O world, do not believe the Armenian genocide lie”.
Ahiska Turks and Azeri Associations in Kyrgyzstan also condemned the claims at several events held around the country.