No prosecution of campaigners for Armenia apology, Turkey says

A group of Turkish intellectuals and academicians recently launched an internet campaign in an effort to apologize for the incidents of 1915.

No prosecution of campaigners for Armenia apology, Turkey says
The Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara decided on Monday that "no prosecution shall be carried out" regarding the campaign launched by a group of Turkish intellectuals aiming to apologize to Armenians for the incidents of 1915.

In its non-prosecution verdict, the Chief Public Prosectors's Office said that such a verdict was rendered based on the fact that "opposite thoughts were also under protection within the framework of the principle of 'freedom of opinion' in democratic societies".

A group of Turkish intellectuals and academicians recently launched an internet campaign in an effort to apologize for the incidents of 1915.

Consequently, several citizens residing in the Turkish capital filed a criminal complaint regarding those organizing such campaign and signing the declaration of it. Upon such complaint, the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Ankara launched an investigation.


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