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2015-04-09 15:08

Yerevan - American television star Kim Kardashian West arrived on Wednesday in the capital of her ancestral Armenia for a visit expected to draw attention to the centennial of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians.

Armenia formally marks the killings by Ottoman Turks on 24 April.

Kim along with Kanye West, North West and Khloe Kardashian are expected to visit the vast complex in Yerevan, the capital, that commemorates the victims.

They started their trip off with a warm welcome from Armenian fans, who offered them traditional bread - the first of many Armenian dishes the reality TV stars will taste while visiting.


Kim's ancestors emigrated to the United States in the late 19th Century but the 34-year-old remains proud of her heritage and has marked this trip as a learning curve for not only herself but for the rest of her family as well.

The country calls the killings a genocide, a view widely supported by scholars, but Turkey vehemently rejects the term, maintaining that the figure is inflated and that many people on both sides died.

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