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04 Feb
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President Gül: “We should not transfer the pains to our children”

French President Hollande (left) visits Turkey. Welcomed by President Gul (right)

French President Francois Hollande was welcomed by the Turkish President Abdullah Gul on 27th January 2014, during the first official visit from a French head of state to Turkey since 1992.

The two presidents also exchanged views on various issues including potential attempt to ban denial that the 1915 massacres of Ottoman Armenians constituted genocide through a legal proposal at the French Parliament. President Gül said they discussed the issue in a very sincere and open way and emphasized the need for a joint study of the 1915 events by historians and with participation of third parties.

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04 Feb
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What is meant by the term “Genocide”

This term refers to a well defined crime, the definition of which has been given in an international convention made after the Second World War: “the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” , approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution of December 9, 1948 and which went into effect on January 11, 1951, a convention which Turkey signed and ratified.

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02 Feb
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A Victory for Free Speech

In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Human Rights affirmed the right of people to have freedom of thought and expression. The left-wing unionist, Dogu Perincek had been found guilty of a criminal offence in Switzerland for daring to challenge the propaganda that has become the “official view” in many European nations.

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02 Feb
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JCAG – Bringing Terrorism Down Under

Dec 17 marks the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of the Consul-General of Turkey and his bodyguard, by terrorist member of the “Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide”. They were never caught, and although a number of attempted imports of high-powered weapons by extremist members of the Australian-Armenian community were intercepted over the following years, the AFP and other agencies could not prevent the bombing of the Turkish Consulate in 1986.

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