Egoyan’s Ararat Topic of Turkish Security Council

ISTANBUL (Maramara)–According to the Sabah newspaper–Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Devlet Bahceli chaired meeting entitled "Commission Against False Genocide Accusations." The meeting discussed issues regarding the soon-to-be-released movie "Ararat" which is directed by prominent Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.

During the meeting–a decision was made to utilize all resources of Turkey’s culture and foreign ministries–the Prime Minister’s pffice as well as other related organizations in order to prevent the movie’s opening–which is dedicated to the Armenian Genocide and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2002.

The meeting was attended by the General Secretary of Turkish National Security Council (adjacent to Turkish Prime Minister’s Office) Tuncer Kuluj–MIT (Turkish Secret Service) official Shenkal Atasaghu–officials from the foreign and internal affairs ministries–as well as the chairman of the Institution of Turkish History Yusuf Halacoghlu.

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