Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Switzerland: Swiss authorities probe Turkish Minister for Armenian Genocide denial

PanARMENIAN.Net - A Swiss prosecutor has launched a probe into remarks by Turkey’s chief EU negotiator Egemen Bağış, who said in Davos that "the Armenian Genocide doesn't exist."

"There was no Armenian Genocide. Let them arrest me," Bağış said last week following a French reporter’s question.

Zurich public prosecutor Christine Braunschweig confirmed the probe and told Doğan news agency that they were looking into whether or not Bağış had said the words.

"We will look into Minister Egemen Bağış' immunity," Braunschweig further said. "If there is anything illegal and if he does not have the diplomatic immunity, then we will file the lawsuit."

Bağış has refused to speak on the matter until the initial probe ends, Hürriyet daily reported.