Found November 28, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant, and prominent Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, star in this ad for Turkish Airlines shot back in September: If you remember back in 2011 Bryant’s commercial for the airlines received a large amount of controversy in the Armenian community in Los Angeles.  It all dates back nearly hundred years to the final days of the Ottoman Empire around World War I. The worldwide Armenian community and most scholars called what happened over a three-year period when hundreds of thousands of Armenians were killed a genocide. Turkey has always vehemently protested that label saying civil strife at the time caused deaths on both sides.
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