Saturday, July 31, 2010

Events in Turkey From 1915 Find Way to Los Angeles Federal Court

Wall Street Journal
July 30, 2010

In recent years, most of the debate in this country concerning the events that led to the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 has revolved around whether they should be classified as genocide on the part of Turkey.

But a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles asks a different question: whether the heirs of the Armenians whose property was allegedly seized should be able to recover for their losses.

The suit was filed on behalf of two men of Armenian ancestry: Garbisn Davouyan of Los Angeles and Hrayr Turabian of Queens, NY, and seeks compensation for property allegedly seized by Armenians, along with bank deposits and property.