Three-day events culminated in Thessaloniki on Sunday to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the commencement of the Armenian genocide in then Ottoman Turkey, with events organised under the auspices of the Central Macedonia regional authority.

Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis spoke at the main event at the Vellidio conference centre, which was attended by several local and regional officials. 

The Armenian Genocide has been officially recognised by the Greek Parliament, with April 24 commemorated every year as a day of remembrance.