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Armenia-Turkey: between enemy brothers, much more than a football match


STORY - On Saturday March 25, at 6 p.m., Armenia faces Turkey for its first qualifying meeting for Euro 2024. In Yerevan, the atmosphere promises to be boiling.

They are ready.

Procession around the Vazgen-Sargsian stadium, smoke bombs, banners, songs, flags, giant tifo… The First Armenian Front (FAF), the main group of ultra-Armenians, promises a great show for the match between Armenia and Turkey.

Training open to the public - something that had not happened for years on the Armenian side - already set the tone on Monday March 20, with the presence of hundreds of supporters, young and old.

All were there to remind us of the vital, almost vital importance of this opposition.

In Yerevan, as in the diaspora, antagonism with Turkey remains high.

The tragic history of the Armenian people is intimately linked to that of its neighbour.

First, by the genocide perpetrated in 1915 at the instigation of Talaat Pasha, one of the main figures in the government of the Young Turks.

Genocide still unrecognized to this day by Turkey, which exacerbates tensions.

Then, by the moral, financial and armed support displayed to the "brothers" of Azerbaijan

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Source: lefigaro

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