Turkish-Belgian Parliament Member Expelled from Party for Refusing to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Turkish member of Belgian Parliament Mahinur Ozdemir (Source: Armenpress)
Turkish member of Belgian Parliament Mahinur Ozdemir (Source: Armenpress)

Turkish member of Belgian Parliament Mahinur Ozdemir (Source: Armenpress)

YEREVAN (Armenpress)—Belgian “Humanist Democratic Centre” (CDH) has expelled a Turkish-Belgian politician Mahinur Ozdemir from the party for refusing to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

The final decision to expel the Turkish member from the party was made by the ethics committee.

CDH leader Benoit Lutgen hailed the decision to expel Mahinur Ozdemir from the party, mentioning, “Political commitment requires clarity and full faithfulness towards the values embraced by us.”

Mahinur Ozdemir, who was the first to enter the Belgian parliament with a head-scarf, boycotted the momenet of silence dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims last spring, announcing that “The resolution adopted by European Parliament is not mandatory.”

Later she refused to sign the communiqué submitted by the head of her party, Lutgen, which assessed the incidents of 1915 as genocide, for which she was dismissed from the party.

Afterwards, she appealed the decision of the party. She demanded “Humanist Democratic Centre” Party to renounce the decision of her dismissal explaining it as an illegal measure and discrimination.

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8 Comments

  1. Arry said:

    Explain to me how it’s not Genocide?
    Please define what the word Genocide means in the English language?
    Can we agree the Ottoman murdered more than one Armenian?
    Is your desicion based on facts or ignorance?
    Enlighten us along with Parliament

  2. GB said:

    This lovely Turkish lady can join to ISIL Caliphate and represent herself, as their foreign ministry spokeswoman, for European Union!

  3. Sylva~MD~Poetry said:

    She should go back not to Turkey but to Barbaric Asia where she came from…
    Turkey is not her land either…Turkey belongs o Greek and Armenian…

  4. vartan said:

    ITS TIME FOR EUROPE TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE TRUTH , EUROPR MUST STAY CHRISTIAN AND DEMOCRAT TURKS . ISLAM HAS NO PLACE IN EUROPE LET THEM STAY IN THEIR COUNTRIES AND EMBRACE THEIR OWN VALUES AND RELIGON . THIS IS THE SIMPLE AND BEST WAY TO KEEP THE PEACE IN THE WORLD

  5. Raffi said:

    She ca now go to Erdogan to receive heroes welcome and her reward, (stupid woman)

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