ALLEGED WRITINGS ON MONUMENT OF SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN LYONS
Published: 30.04.2006

Anatolian Times, Turkey
May 1 2006

PARIS - Representatives from Armenian associations in France have
claimed that unidentified person or persons inscribed "there was no
genocide" on a monument that Armenians will erect in French city of
Lyons and the construction of which is actually underway.

Representatives alleged that some wrote "there was no genocide" and
"I'm Turkish and proud of it" (a motto by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
the Founder of the Republic of Turkey) on the monument and accused
Turks living in France of inscribing the motto.

On the other hand, Turkish citizens living in Lyons told A.A
correspondent that Armenian people in France might have written
these words on the monument to affect the court that will render its
verdict these days regarding a lawsuit filed to stop the construction
of the monument.

"There are tight security measures in the area where construction
efforts are under-way," Turkish citizens said, noting that the area
was monitored by cameras for 24 hours a day.

Lyons court will render its verdict in the coming days on the fourth
suit filed by nongovernmental organizations in the city to stop the
erection of the monument.