Turkish court accuses Armenians in genocide

Politics Materials 31 May 2006 11:14 (UTC +04:00)

The Court of Istanbul District of Shishla is scheduled to host on 16 June hearings on legal competence of statement by writer Orkhan Pamuk on extermination of 1 million Armenian and 30,000 Kurds.

Trend special correspondent reports from Turkey the lawsuit was filed by families of victims of the Armenian genocide, who are currently residing in East Antalia, mainly in Igdir, Kars and Erzerum.

Azerbaijanis who were obliged to move to Turkey as a result of ethnic cleansing by Armenians are also among plaintiffs.

In case the court makes a sentence on legal groundlessness of the statement there will be considered possibilities of a legal verdict on facts of massacre of Turks and Azerbaijanis carried out by Armenian.

On 16 June the Turkish will first over its history make a sentence accusing Armenians in genocide.