Ethnic Armenian soldier in Turkey killed by Bozkurtlar member
May 18, 2011 - 14:44 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Outbursts of nationalism observed in Turkey during election campaign suggest serious scandals in future, according to an expert in Turkish studies.
As Ruben Melkonyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, “the murder of an Armenian soldier Sevag Sahin Balikci on April 24 Genocide Commemoration Day came as a consequence of nationalist moods. It's been found out that the murder was committed by Sevag's fellow serviceman Kivanc Agaoglu, a member of a Bozkurtlar (Grey Wolves) ultra-nationalist youth organization. Hrant Dink murderer Ogun Samast was affiliated with the same organisation.”
“Harassment scandals and the Kurdish issue are also likely to surface during election campaign in Turkey,” Melkonyan noted.
Parliamentary elections in Turkey are due on June 12.
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