Taner Akcam found innocent

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Sisli Office of the Public Prosecutor adjudicated that historian Taner Akcam who in his article, published in the Agos journal, wrote the sentence "I believe that what happened between 1915 and 1917 was holocaust," was innocent.

The Office of the Public Prosecutor stated that using the word 'holocaust' is within the lines of freedom of speech and does not contain an expression of insult against Turkey. The decision was announced 12 days after the assassination of Hrant Dink, who was judged in violation of Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) for also expressing the word 'holocaust.'

Taner Akcam has backed his former colleague, Dink, with the article which said, "If using the word 'Holocaust' is a crime then I am committing it at least once every single week. I have to be a collaborator in Hrant's alleged crime in order to clear this situation of injustice," Turkish Daily News reports.
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