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Armenian Genocide Conference blocked at Istanbul Bilgi University

The Armenian Genocide Conference planned to begin on April 26 at Istanbul Bilgi University is being prevented from taking place, Agos reports.

It has been reported that the conference titled “The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative Perspectives” jointly organized by Istanbul Bilgi University, the History Foundation [Tarih Vakfı] and UCLA will now not take place at the venue it was initially planned for, Istanbul Bilgi University.

Despite being announced in March via the Bilgi University web site, a short while ago, the Dean’s Office announced to the organizers of the conference that this conference could not be held at the university. When a clear answer was not provided for the reason of the cancellation, organisers applied to the Rector’s Office, and received the same response. It is believed that the blocking of the conference is due to its title. A new venue is being sought for the conference to be held under the same title.

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