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(RNS) The reopening of what church officials say is the largest Armenian place of worship in southeastern Turkey is part of a re-evaluation by Kurdish Muslims of the active role their ancestors played in the killings of minorities including Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and Jews in the twilight years of the Ottoman Empire.


  1. I am looking for some kind of birth certificate or baptism of my mother: Shamiram Balley born in Diyabarkir 26 February 1911. She left with her father Sinharib Balley and her mother Lucia Shopshopian. My sister and I are trying to find our ancestry. Thank you for any help you may give us. Irene.

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