Turkish court bans conference on Armenian Genocide

  • 2005-09-28
  • From wire reports
A Turkish court last week banned a conference of academics and intellectuals on the massacre of Armenians in 1915, though conference organizers went ahead with the two-day discussion, claiming Turkey is "moving toward an open discussion" on the taboo subject. The conference comprised an open challenge to the official version of events surrounding the mass killings of Armenians 's i.e., that no genocide took place. It is the second time the conference has had to be called off because of legal intervention. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the ruling, which comes just...
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