Berne Court Dismisses Armenian Case Against 17 Turks

ISTANBUL (Marmara)–The Hurriyet newspaper Zurich correspondent Ismail Teepee reported that a court in Berne rejected the case brought against 17 Turks whom the Switzerland Armenian Organization accused of denying the Armenian Genocide.

The court rejected the case claiming that the Switzerland Armenian Organization is not a legally recognized person–and–therefore–it is not in its jurisdiction to take cases to court.

The Armenia’s had requested that April 24 be declared a day of remembrance in Switzerland. In an effort against the Armenian campaign–members of the Coalition of Switzerland’s Turkish Organizations began gathering signatures on a petition to stop the Armenian commemoration event.

The Switzerland Armenian Organization–then–took the 17 Turks to court.

The 17 Turks expressed content with the court decision and stated that in the near future the Coalition would contemplate the origin of that decision.


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