ISTANBUL PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE BRINGs CRIMINAL ACTION AGAINST CATHOLICOS
OF ALL ARMENIANS

Istanbul, June 30. ArmInfo. The prosecutor's office of Istanbul has
brought criminal action against Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II
for "encroaching on the dignity of the Turks," Trends news agency
(Baku) reports with reference to Turkish media.

The prosecutor's office says that during his last visit to Istanbul
Garegin II called for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. In
response, a group of lawyers filed a complaint to the prosecutor's
office. Garegin II cannot testify as Armenia and Turkey has no
agreement on cooperation in the sphere of justice. However, if the
prosecutor's office deems necessary it can instruct all customs points
to detain Garegin II if he enters the Turkish territory.