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Turkey worried by Europes bill condemning racism and xenophobia

Turkey has expressed concern about Germanys new initiative to propose a law condemning racism and xenophobia in Europe. Ankara considers that the proposed bill will force European governments to follow the example of Frances National Coalition, which adopted a resolution for criminal responsibility for those denying the Armenian Genocide, writes the Turkish Daily News.

Germanys initiative to introduce a bill about racism and xenophobia in the legislation of European countries is a wrong move, - announced the Turkish governments press secretary Cemil Cicek. According to him, the proposed bill is in contradiction with the UN convention as it infringes on freedom of speech and the right of scientists to research. He also noted that the bill, which will suggest prison sentences of up to three years, will be presented on April 18 or 19. Cicek announced that Turkeys foreign minister Abdulla Gul expressed concern about this bill during his recent visit to Germany and that Prime Minister Recep Erdogan will return to the topic during his visit to Berlin at the end of the week.

Source: PanARMENIAN.Net


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