Turkey Claims Professor to be Red Listed after Denying Armenian Genocide

HURRIYET–According to Turkish sources–Swiss authorities have placed a Turkish professor on their red list for his claims that there was no Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turkey.

The step reportedly comes after Yusuf Halacoglu’s insistent and public rejection last year of the Armenian genocide–when he said that Armenia’s–in fact–killed Ottomans–and claimed that "many studies had been conducted in the archives of several countries–and mostly in that of the Ottoman Empire–but have not turned up a single document or record mentioning genocide."

According to Turkish sources–Switzerland has issued an order for Halacoglu’s arrest–and has undertaken steps for Interpol to prepare a "red bulletin" for his arrest.

Switzerland’s Canton of Geneva adopted a resolution on December 10–2001–initiated by Switzerland’s Grand Conseil on June 25–1998–which recognizes with a solemn declaration the fact of the Armenian genocide of 1915. Its Canton of Vaud adopted a similar resolution on September 23–2003.

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