Turks in Germany Rally Honor Talaat Pasha

BERLIN–After German courts overruled the Berlin Police Department’s decision to stop the Turkish march in honor of Talaat Pasha–around 20 Turks gathered in Berlin to honor one of the masterminds of the Armenian genocide.

This group of Turks–however–was prevented from placing a wreath at the foot of a memorial dedicated to victims of the Nazi regime in Germany. A group consisting of both Armenia’s and Germans blocked the Turks from placing the wreath there–because they considered honoring a perpetrator of genocide to be disrespectful to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Following these developmen’s–the Berlin Police Department has submitted a request to the court to stop another planned Turkish rally scheduled for Saturday–March 18. The court will rule on the matter Friday.

The court’s ruling will be based on the German law that forbids denial of the Holocaust. It is unclear whether that law can be applied to the denial of other genocides as well.

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