Turks in France to Protest Genocide Monument in Lyon

(Zaman)–Several Turkish organizations in France have organized a protest on March 18 against the construction of an Armenian genocide monument in Lyon–France.

After two years of political debate–construction of the monument has begun despite Turkish attempts to stop it. The Council of Turkish Culture Associations in Rhone-Alpes resorted to the French courts to stop the monument–but did not succeed.

Turkish organizations are also angered that the French built a Komitas genocide memorial in Paris in 2001–but have not found an appropriate place to build a statue of Ataturk despite Turkey’s efforts for years.

The Armenian genocide monument in Lyon will be located in the heart of the city’s historical center.

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