The massacre of Armenians in 1915 still influences politics and identities, inside and outside the borders of current Turkey. An extremely sensitive topic which involves a lot of emotions and political interests. What is the impact of the genocide today?

This evening we will try to grasp the current standpoint of Dutch and Turkish politics. We will also look back on historical geopolitical relations. An evening with personal stories, contradictory narratives and political analysis. Can we rise above ourselves? Is there room for reconciliation?

Tatevik Martirossian grew up in an Armenian family and will tell us what commemorating means for her and how she thinks about dialogue and reconciliation.

Born in a Turkish family in the West of Amsterdam Tayfun Balcik will share his experiences and struggles during his youth and studentlife.

Alp Yenen will give a historical overview. What happened in 1915 and how did international scholars react to this?

Alexis Demirdjian, Lily Sprangers and Niels Rigter will join the paneltalk on the impact of the genocide on today’s politics.

Aktas Erdogan takes care of a musical interlude which leads us to his Turkish, Armenian and Kurdish roots.