Armenian Conference at Istanbul University in March 2006

ISTANBUL–Istanbul University (IU) sources revealed on Tuesday that yet another conference dealing with the Armenian genocide is scheduled to take place in Turkey–in March 2006.

After two cancellations–an unprecedented conference on the genocide of Armenia’s was held last Saturday at Istanbul’s Bilgi University.

Last May–Turkey’s justice minister said the conference was a "stab in the Turkish nation’s back," prompting it to be postponed–and tapping into hard-line elemen’s.

It was again cancelled after a Turkish court ruling banning the meeting–following complaints by nationalists.

The IU Rector’s office said the upcoming conference would be held at IU–with "wide international participation and on basis of international criteria."

"The participants–including lawyers–scholars and politicians–of countries who have adopted resolutions accepting and remembering the so-called Armenian genocide will be invited," stated a press release.

Istanbul University said the "matter" would be studied not only historically and objectively–but also from legal–political and sociological perspectives.

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