Swiss convict Turk politician of Armenian genocide denial

A Swiss court found a Turkish politician guilty Friday of denying that mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 amounted to genocide, the first such conviction under Swiss law.

It was a token fine and a suspended jail sentence but still, this represents a major step forward in recognizing that the Armenian genocide happened.

A modern mockery. Los Angeles Times editorial.

Ankara’s outdated laws to protect ‘Turkishness’ only bar free speech and hold the nation up to ridicule.

U.S. policy is out of sync with the truth, former ambassador to Armenia says.

John Marshall Evans, the former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, did something that none of his predecessors in the State Department ever dared. He called the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottomans in 1915 a “genocide.”

For using that word, Evans said, he lost his job.

Via listserv from Appo Jabarian, Publisher of USA Armenian Life.