"Armenians try to stall appointment of US envoy
By Yvonne Abraham, Globe Staff | August 30, 2006
When John Evans, the US ambassador to Armenia, last year described the deaths and forced exile of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians early in the last century as genocide, the local Armenian community rejoiced.
The Bush administration has described the events in Ottoman Turkey as ``horrific" and a ``tragedy," but not as genocide. Turkey, an important US ally, strongly objects to that description, calling the deaths and deportations the outcome of a civil conflict with bloodshed on both sides."
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