French Historian Intends to Accept Turkish Citizenship as a Sign of Protest

Iran Materials 11 October 2006 12:43 (UTC +04:00)

Jean-Michel Tibauks, a French historian, has made an official appeal to be accepted as a Turkish Citizen as a sign of protest on the review of the draft law on criminal responsibility of those who reject the so-called Armenian genocide'.

Trend Special Correspondent in Ankara reports that the written appeal by the French historian is currently under consideration with the Foreign Policy Commission of the Great Assembly of Turkey [parliament], headed by MP Mehmed Dulger.

Having been informed of the French historian's situation, the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan instructed the relevant authorities to consider his appeal.

In his appeal to the Turkish scientists, Tibauks explained his decision was as a rebellion against the policy of blackmailing by France against Turkey. The historian felt that this is a cheap domestic policy targeted to attract the votes of electors of Armenian nationality.