'Armenian genocide' demo takes place in Berlin

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20 March 2006, BERLIN - More than 2,000 Turkish nationalists demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday in support of denials that a genocide of Armenians took place under the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

20 March 2006

BERLIN - More than 2,000 Turkish nationalists demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday in support of denials that a genocide of Armenians took place under the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

The protestors demanded among other things the repeal of a resolution passed by a unanimous vote in the German parliament last year that called on Turkey to hold an open dialogue on the Armenian massacre.

The resolution has contributed to a rift between Germany and Turkey.

According to independent estimates, more than a million Armenians were killed in the massacre.

A Berlin court on Friday allowed the demonstration to take place under strict conditions, included not characterizing the Armenian massacre as a lie in either speech or on placards.

The march had originally been banned by the police.

DPA

Subject: German news

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