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    19:55, 19 March, 2013

    YEREVAN, MARCH 19, ARMENPRESS: Author of the book "1915. Armenian
    Genocide", grandson of Cemal Pasha, journalist and writer Hasan
    Cemal was removed from the "Milliyet" newspaper, where he had worked
    from 1998.

    As reports Armenpress, referring to Turkish press, columnist Hasan
    Cemal has quit writing for daily Milliyet after the Turkish newspaper
    refused to publish the veteran journalist's first column after two
    weeks. Cemal's last piece was published on March 2, voicing support for
    the daily's decision to go ahead with the publication of the minutes
    of a second parliamentarian visit to the jailed leader of the outlawed
    Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan. The piece came after
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the newspaper, saying
    the principle of press freedom does not give the media the right to
    "act against the national interest of a country."

    Erdogan had also slammed the columnist with the words "down with your
    journalism, if this is the journalism you will conduct."

    It is notable that author condemning Erdogan was removed, while editor
    who published the article and other responsible were not.

    Hasan Cemal, the grandson of Young Turk Party leader Jemal Pasha on
    April 15 will present his new book "1915: Armenian Genocide" at St.

    Thomas Armenian Church in Tenafly.

    The book, which has become a bestseller in Turkey, presents factual
    information about the Armenian Genocide and speaks about Cemal's
    personal transformation--from someone who once denied the Armenian
    Genocide to someone who not only recognizes it, but is willing to
    risk publishing a book on his findings.

    In addition to his personal story and evidence of the planned
    massacres, passages from Cemal's grandfather, Cemal Pasha, one of
    the masterminds behind the Armenian Genocide, are also quoted from
    his own memoirs from 1919.

    Cemal visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan five years
    ago, and writes in his book, "To deny the Genocide would mean to be
    an accomplice in this crime against humanity."