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October 15, 2006

Armenia memorial stolen in France

Filed under: Diverse — limewoody @ 6:02 am

 bronze statue commemorating the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in Turkey has been stolen from the Paris suburb of Chaville. Police say the monument may have been taken to be sold as scrap metal.

But some are connecting the theft to last Thursday’s vote by the French parliament making it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered “genocide”.

Armenia says Ottoman Turks killed 1.5 million people systematically in 1915 – a claim strongly denied by Turkey.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6051242.stm

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1 Comment »

  1. Can the law against denial of the Turkish slaughte

    In my previous post, I touched briefly on the French parliament’s approval of a law against denying Turkey’s genocide against Armenia in 1915, one of the last acts of evil perpetrated by the Ottoman empire before it broke up in the early 1920s. But n…

    Trackback by Tel-Chai Nation — October 15, 2006 @ 9:04 pm


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