The Talat Paşa Committee, a Turkish nationalist organization aiming to counter recognition of the 1915 events as the “Armenian genocide,” has been refused entry to Athens, where it had gone to issue a statement in protest at a recently approved Greek bill.
Yunan Parlamentosu’nun Türkiye aleyhinde aldığı “soykırımın inkârının cezalandırılması” kararlarını kınamak üzere Atina’ya giden Talat Paşa Komitesi geri çevrilirken İşçi Partisi Uluslararası İlişkiler Bürosu Başkanı Yunus Soner ve iki kişi gözaltına alındı.
Among other European leaders, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will make an extraordinary show of support for France by joining a mass rally in Paris on Jan. 11.
There were calls for Davutoğlu to join the demonstration as a wave of global support continued following the bloody end to the Charlie Hebdo attacks’ sieges.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister has backed the leader of a small Turkish political party accused by the Swiss authorities of racial discrimination over remarks made about the “Armenian genocide” issue in 2007.
Doğu Perinçek, chairman of the nationalist Workers’ Party, is due to attend a European Court of Human Rights appeal hearing on January 28 to defend Turkey’s position on the claims of genocide perpetrated against Armenians in 1915.