Members of Istanbul’s small Jewish community are fighting to save the language of their ancestors who were expelled from Spain in the 15th century: Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, which is made up of old Castilian and several languages spoken under the Ottoman Empire. However, Ladino is now only spoken by a few thousand people in Turkey.
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Thousands of people are taking part in annual Los Angeles marches commemorating the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. (April 24)
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Members of the Australian Light Horse association put on a reenactment in Beer Sheba of the historical fight of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division) where the forces captured the area in southern Israel from the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.