Turkish Parliament Rejects Armenian Genocide Recognition Bill

Garo Paylani s being investigation for "insulting Turkishness"
Garo Paylan introduced legislation for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Garo Paylan introduced legislation for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide

ISTANBUL—A draft law submitted by Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the Peoples’ Democratic Party, to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey for the “Recognition of Armenian Genocide,” “Removal of the Names of Genocide Perpetrators from Public Places” and “Amendment to Turkish Citizenship Law” has been rejected by the Parliament Speaker’s Office, reported the Bianet news site.

In the rejection letter signed by Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman, the draft law submitted by Garo Paylan has been described as “rude and hurtful” and the statements of Paylan have been referred to as “insult to your own country” and “against our national consciousness and history.”

In the letter, it has been stated, “The statements in the draft law have been considered to be hurtful as per the Article No. 67 of the Internal Regulation on the grounds that they accuse the Republic of Turkey as well as the history and shared past of the Turkish Nation and they charge the Turkish Nation with committing a crime of genocide.”

On April 20, Paylan submitted a bill to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, requesting the recognition of Armenian Genocide, removal of the names of genocide perpetrators from public places and an amendment to the Turkish Citizenship Law.


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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Wow…you could have knocked me down with a feather! I wonder who put so much pressure on Turkish authorities to actually reject such a noble cause. They must have used the same old rag that’s used every year for the US gag order.

  2. Arn.Sweden. said:

    Do you realy Believe that Murderers will admit to their crime ?

    They will only come to justice by a Death Sentence !.


  3. Robert Deranian said:

    Wow… talk about courage. Garo Paylan is like the Armenian patriots of old… back in the days when the Armenian presence in the Old Country was substantial. He is a real hero of the Armenian people.

  4. Hagop said:

    Mr. Garo Paylan is the bravest person I can think of at this moment. Think about it…to tell the (t)urks IN THEIR FACE and IN THEIR HOUSE that they were responsible for the Armenian Genocide! It is revolutionary indeed!


    We salute you! Be careful around those (t)urkish scum who assassinated Hrant Dink for doing the same thing.

  5. GB said:

    I wonder how this brave man sleep during night times in the land of Midnight Express!

  6. turkey Hunter said:

    I guess the turkish speaker of the house is only describing tyrkish mentality & lying policy 1-RUDE & HATEFUL.2-INSULT to your Country 3-against our national “Consciousness” & ” HISTORY”. Who is RUDE & HATEFUL .Which country is always INSULTING the NOBLE Armenians ,Greeks, Assyrians ,Persians, Arabs ,Bulgar, ,Romania , Cyprus,Albania, “Yugoslavia” ,Poland,Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands,Russia, in summary most United nations .NATO, Who the hell do these Barbaric Racist,Terrorist,Ignorant Nomads think they are above. International LAW Justice Common sense,Respecting & Getting along withe their neighbors.. SHAME on TR its supporters & Lobbyists TURKEY you can not run away from the TRUTH …It is just like your DARK shadow it will follow you everywhere you go …You cant RUN & Hide ..

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