// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Opposition lawmaker sues Erdogan over inciting hatred for Armenians

Opposition lawmaker sues Erdogan over inciting hatred for Armenians

PanARMENIAN.Net - An opposition lawmaker has filed a legal complaint against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing him of inciting racial hatred for saying people had insulted him in the past by claiming he was of Georgian or Armenian descent, the Associated Press reports.

Hursit Gunes filed the criminal complaint with court officials Wednesday.

In an interview on NTV television late Tuesday, Aug 5, ahead of Sunday's presidential elections in which he is a candidate, the prime minister said: "They have said so many things about me. Some said I was Georgian. One said — begging your pardon — even uglier things, that I was Armenian."

Erdogan has also faced accusations that he is propagating sectarian divisions and engaging in rhetoric bordering on anti-Semitism by comparing Israel to Hitler.

 Top stories
Irene Sharaff is the creative mind behind costumes that graced more than sixty shows and more than forty films.
He was unable to get a Turkish official to go on camera, as the government refuses to recognize the 1915 atrocities as genocide.
Azerbaijan's aggression should not be rewarded with military aid from the United States, Forbes said in a fresh article.
'The Flight Attendant', an upcoming novel by American writer of Armenian origin Chris Bohjalian will be adapted for television series.
Partner news