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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