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zaman.com Published: (May) Sunday 08, 2005
Turks in Belgium March against Armenian Draft Bill
By Metin Keskin, Vedat Denizli
An Armenian attempt to burnthe Turkish flag in front of the Turkish Embassy in Brussels on April 24th was answered by Turkish citizens in Belgium by a parade called "Respect for Turkish Flag" yesterday.
About 5,000 Turks coming from all over Belgium participated in the parade with Turkish flags in their hands. The "Respect for Turkish Flag" parade organized by the Turkish Platform in Belgium started at the Place de la Reine Square in Schaerbeek town, which is known as Turkish town. It is learned that the Turkish Platform's Organization Committee's request to hold the parade at a more central place in Brussels was rejected by the authorities. Participants complained that it was a double standard that while Armenians were allowed to demonstrate in front of the Turkish Embassy and burn the Turkish flag, Turks were allowed to hold a parade only in the Turkish town.
Meanwhile, Sevket Temiz, a Turkish-origin politician targeted by the Armenian Diaspora as a "denier", said that Turkish society should not remain silent on the Armenian issue and asked Turkish citizens to express their reactions against a draft bill envisioning punishment for those rejecting the so-called Armenian "genocide" allegations, which is expected to become a law shortly. Sait Kose, another Turkish-origin politician targeted by the Armenian Diaspora, pointed out Turkey's proposal of a joint research commission and emphasized that Belgium should leave the solution of the issue to Armenia and Turkey.
débats sur le négationnisme du génocide