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| Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:33 am Post subject: Turkish Police tried to arrest Armenian MP Gegham Manukyan
|Turkish Police tried to arrest Armenian MP Gegham Manukyan
Turkish Police tried yesterday to arrest RA National Assembly Deputy
Gegham Manukyan, when the latter spoke about the Armenian Genocide
during an international forum in Istanbul.
During the Newsxchange conference Turkish Prime Minister Rejeb Tayyib
Erdogan reconfirmed the position of Ankara that there was no Armenian
Member f the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Gegham Manukyan
emphasized the fact that member of the Turkish Parliament Grigor
Zohrap was caught and murdered. He noted also the Istanbul is the city
where on April 24, 1915 the Genocide started with mass detention of
Armenian intellectuals. Gegham Manukyan called on the Turkish society
to start investigating "the dark pages of own history and acknowledge
the fact of the Genocide." "Recognition will allow the two states
to take the path of peaceful coexistence," said the Deputy. Gegham
Manukyan raised a poster reading, "Turkey must have the courage to
recognize the Armenian Genocide."
Following the speech, the Police surrounded Gegham Manukyan, trying
to take him out of the conference hall and arrest. However, the
journalists did not allow this.
Organizers of the forum declared they would join the Armenian
parliamentarian in case he is arrested.