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EDITOR OF TURKISH-ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER STANDS TRIAL FOR INSULTING TURKEY


29.04.2005 08:29

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkish journalist Hrant Dink is standing trial for
insulting Turkey, AR-Ankara reported. The editor of Agos Turkish-Armenian
newspaper was accused for statements made 3 years ago in the Turkish town of
Sanliurfa. However at that time the legal proceedings were postponed. At
that time Dink criticized the obligation due to which Turkish schoolchildren
every morning perform the Turkish national hymn and swear. In his opinion,
there should be no place for nationalism in Turkey, which is an aspirant to
the EU. However the Turkish government promised to apply some restrictions
to the freedom of expression. It should be also noted that Hrant Dink took
part in the events organized in Yerevan on the occasion of the Armenian
Genocide 90-th anniversary.