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  ‘Armenian Genocide’ Hinders Turkish-Dutch Candidates
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Last EditedPicimpalious  Oct 01, 2006 01:26pm
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MediaEnglish Language Newspaper - Today's Zaman
News DateThursday, September 28, 2006 07:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs the European Union presses Ankara for a revision of Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code that limits free speech, Turks are facing their own difficulties in the Netherlands.

Three Turkish-origin candidates were removed from their party lists in the Netherlands for the Nov. 22 early parliamentary elections on the pretext that they did not acknowledge the purported Armenian genocide.

Removing the Turkish-origin candidates from party lists was a result of efforts of the Armenian lobby in the Netherlands, and the move provoked angry responses from Turkish-origin citizens and Turks in the country.
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