LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24:  A boy looks at a mural commemorating the 1915 Armenian Genocide on Hollywood Boulevard near a rally on the 99th anniversary of the event, calling for recognition and reparations, on April 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Relations between Turkey and Armenia, a former Soviet republic, remain split over the issue of genocide which, according to Western historians, resulted in the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians and eviction of 500,000 others from land occupied by their ancestors for 2,500 years. Earlier this month, the Republic of Turkey condemned a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War One as genocide and warned that such a step could harm Turkish-American ties.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)