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Turkey Angered By French Bill to Criminalize 'Armenian Genocide Denial'

World  (tags: world, europe, ARmenian genocide, politics, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news )

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The French parliament is expected to pass a bill Thursday dealing with the 1915 killing of Armenians in present-day Turkey. Any denial could result in a one-year jail term and a $58,000 fine. Turkey is furious.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:51 am

W. C (7)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:46 pm
Thank you.

pam w (139)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:48 pm
Do you know it's illegal in Germany to "deny" the Holocaust?

Same thing here.

What do you think about this? I can guess what the Turks think.....

Olive Tassell (7)
Friday December 23, 2011, 2:25 pm
Turkey let it go the whole world knows you have been guilty all these years. Own up to it now.

Gloria H (88)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:44 pm
Now is the time to expose lies. What we did to Native Americans, the Japanese camps, what was done by the Japanese to the Chinese, etc. Time to fess up that no country is exempt from being capable of causeing pain and suffering to others. Face the shadow side instead of tripping over the elephant in the living room that has been swept under the carpet.

bob m (32)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:16 pm

Estimated 80 million in India were killed on islams first peace love crusade;;; if it quacks like a duck.


Bob P (394)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:57 pm

Star S. (54)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:21 pm
noted- genocide is genocide and if it is to be stopped, it must be acknowledged. That does not mean that the Turkish people today are guilty. History is history that it is all. But acknowledging certain events can help us change--we are all guilty in some way for these past events, even if it just by standing by and allowing things like this to happen. As human beings we must look fora kinder and more compossionate future for all races

Cristina M (137)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:48 pm
Good. It's about time Turkey takes responsibility of past acts and admit them and apologize. I remember some time ago, I read about Turks in prison for recognizing that that their country did to the Armenian people. And to think that Turkey dreams of becoming part of the EU.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:02 pm
The denial of human genocide should be a crime, and those nations/races that suffered the tyranny of another nation/race must be remembered by them and all of us.

Many stories of genocide were perpetrated without with the consent of the world that looked on. The least that can be done is to recognize the destruction of those people.

KS Goh (0)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 12:56 am
Thanks for the article.

Despina Vekris (9)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:03 am
Thank goodness the truth shines through

Marianna Molnar (9)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:37 am

Olive Tassell (7)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 4:27 pm
Excuse the expression but Turkey is full of and they know it. Trying to hang on to the brutality of the Ottoman Empire they can't face the murderous acts they are guilty of.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 5:59 pm

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:00 pm

Carl Nielsen (7)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 4:24 am
I think its rather silly to have governments enacting laws defining truth and making it illegal to claim otherwise.
Truth about historic events should be judged by historians based on what the available sources indicate and not by courts of law as indicated by law.

Kathy Parsons (20)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 8:13 am

Stan B (123)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 2:01 am
The French finally developed some balls. About time. The whole world should follow their example and condemn the Turks for this genocide.

Thursday December 29, 2011, 10:49 am
The Turks have been lying about this dreadful business through their back teeth for far too long. Whilst we are about it what about the Turkish armed forces of around 30 000 troops still occupying Cyprus when will they be asked to end their colonial adventure?
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